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5 Articles You Should've Read Over the Summer

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I share many publishing-related articles via Facebook and Twitter (and through Best Tweets), but I know many of you aren't involved in those networks.

So, I'd like to highlight 5 articles that I think every writer should have read over the summer.

  1. Where Will Bookstores Be 5 Years From Now? by the always insightful Mike Shatzkin. Why you should read it: To better understand the challenges now facing the publishing community and what the future looks like.
  2. After 15 Years of Practice … by Derek Sivers. Why you should read it: To understand the importance of practice, patience, persistence.
  3. Barnes & Noble Review: Clay Shirky interview. I've mentioned this before, but it's worth mentioning again. It's critical to understanding the dynamics now at play in all of media/publishing.
  4. The Line Between Book and Internet Will Disappear by Hugh McGuire. Why you should read it: To stretch your thinking and ideas about what a "book" is.
  5. 4 Ways Not to Reek of Desperation by Mitch Joel. Why you should read it: To learn how to empower yourself without waiting for someone else to approve/validate your work.

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