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Self-Publishing in the Digital Age: The Rise of Kickstarter as a Force in Publishing

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 21, 2016


Kickstarter has emerged as a significant force in publishing. The popular funding platform for creative projects is now launching more books than all but the very largest publishers.

Print Books Still More Popular than eBooks or Audio Books, Study Finds

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 19, 2016


A growing number of people are reading ebooks on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats, such as ebooks and audio books.

Book of the Month, Aug. 2016: Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 9, 2016


This is a story chronicling a young, orphaned slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom — in the antebellum South. The ambitious reach and cool embrace of irony in this novel will strike a chord of recognition.

What Pokémon Go’s Massive Popularity Reveals About the State of Technology Today

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Aug 2, 2016

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Pokémon Go is all the rage. It’s becoming a cultural phenomenon. The app’s blending of gaming and augmented reality (AR) highlights key aspects of the state of digital technology that's proving a huge success.

Book of the Month June, 2016: Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers—The Story of Success

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jul 28, 2016


Outliers: The Story of Success is "peppy, brightly written and provocative in a buzzy sort of way." It will challenge you to think deeply about the nature of success in society, while also showing you that successes and failures can be explained in unexpected ways.

Book of the Month May, 2016: Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jun 1, 2016


In Reading Like a Writer, Prose invites us to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the very best writers—Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, Chekhov—and discover why their work has endured.

Let's Talk About Success in Today’s Often Mediocre World

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 23, 2016


What does success mean for you? Many people today make decision based on hothouse notions of success, which can be limiting and cause you to lose more than you realize.

Authorpreneurship: The Rise of Author-Led Publishing Houses

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 9, 2016


The desire to be taken seriously as an indie author is fueling a new trend where top-selling indie authors are starting their own publishing houses.

Celebrating “Mockingbird” Author Harper Lee: 10 of her Best Quotes We’ll Never Forget

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 22, 2016


Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” passed away Friday at the age of 89. As a tribute to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, we look at some of her most unforgettable words, ever so relevant today.

Study: Books Provide Same Happiness Boost as Big Vacations

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 4, 2016


If your goal is to make yourself happier this year, experiential products such as books can make you just as happy as a big vacation.