An Industry Pining for Bookstores | The Scholarly Kitchen

As brick and mortar book stores disappear, how does one “discover” new titles? Once discovered, what motivates the consumer to choose print or digital? Can we really blame Amazon, or are they just at the right place at the right time?

I do have to disagree with one of Mr. Esposito’s conclusions: I write because I have to and would do so even if my books didn’t generate any revenue!

An Industry Pining for Bookstores | The Scholarly Kitchen.

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I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why. – Kyle Wiens – Harvard Business Review

Grammar has always been important in my writing life. I was astounded when an editor of one of my more recent books re-arranged a sentence so that it ended in a preposition. I wrote back: “A preposition is not something that you should an end a sentence with.” I never found out if they acknowledged ┬ámy tongue-in-cheek ┬áresponse.

BTW, I should mention that the author of this blog entry did end one of his sentences with “with.” An over site, or did he just want to see how many people would notice?

This is a good read. Enjoy!

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why. – Kyle Wiens – Harvard Business Review.