Why ‘Moneyball’ author Michael Lewis left a six-figure Wall Street job to start writing

Before Michael Lewis wrote his best-sellers “Moneyball,” “The Big Short” and “Flashboys,” he had turned a degree in art history into a six-figure job on Wall Street. His first job in finance came along serendipitously. While getting his master’s in economics, he attended a dinner party where he sat next to, and charmed, “these women […]

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The books India read in 2017, according to Amazon

In 2017, Indians shopping for books on Amazon.in were overwhelmingly looking for one thing: textbooks. According to the Amazon.in Reading Trends Report 2017, the highest-selling book on the website was M Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity, an 852-page clunker designed for students attempting the highly-competitive civil services examinations. Overall, exam preparation was the most popular genre on Amazon.in, […]

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LatinxReads Is The Gorgeous Tribute To Latinx Authors You Need To Be Following On Instagram

The importance of diversity in literature has long been a topic of discussion among the bookish community. Campaigns like We Need Diverse Books and Reading Without Walls have helped immensely in their campaign to bring of representation to the forefront and celebrate of authors and stories from all around the world. But there is still something uniquely empowering about […]

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13 Bestselling Authors Who Write In More Than One Genre, Including J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, And Neil Gaiman

Everyone knows Stephen King for his scary stories, but did you know that the Master of Horror has also penned an alternate history of the United States, mysteries and hard crime novels, and even an epic fantasy? Like several of the other greats, King is one of many bestselling authors who has mastered more than one […]

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Goodreads Has Not-So-Good News for Indie Authors

Anyone familiar with my book marketing coaching for indie authors, knows that I love Goodreads. After all, Goodreads has been critical to the success of many self-published authors who want to get their books noticed in a very crowded playing field. Indie authors know this site is a great place to interact with readers. I […]

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327 Million Chinese are reading digital content on their smartphones

The digital publishing market in China is booming and according to official estimates, there were 353 million online literature readers by June 2017 and more than 90% of them – nearly 327 million readers are accessing ebooks on their smartphones. According to a report released this week by Chinese research firm iResearch, the market for online literature […]

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Can we train ourselves to listen to audiobooks at double speed?

Most audiobook players have three different speeds; 1X which is the default, 0.5 half speed and 2x which is double the speed.  Companies like Audible have even increased the speed, due to user demand and can listen to an audio title at 3x the normal speed. These are just the normal speeds that most apps […]

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