How Books Choose Us—Sometimes At Least

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We like to think that we choose the books we read. That we pick them from bestseller lists or grab them off the shelf based on friend’s recommendations. But is that really so? I like to enter bookstores and glance at the bestsellers and new arrivals. I like also to look at the classics lining … Continue reading How Books Choose Us—Sometimes At Least

Formal Education Is Good, But Not For Everyone

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Often, when I tell people that I am a high school dropout, they show some concern. "Maybe you should go back to school," they say. "It's good to have a diploma, just in case your other plans don't work out." I see what they mean. Completing your education is a good thing, for most people … Continue reading Formal Education Is Good, But Not For Everyone

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Self-Publishing an eBook

Publishing an eBook is easy today. Almost too easy. Are you sure you are not rushing it? Are you sure it doesn't need more work?  Is it ready? The conventional publishing process involves more feedback and more revisions than self-publishing. In a sense, it enforces more quality filters. The way some eBook publishing platforms work, … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Self-Publishing an eBook