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Amazon a substitute for public libraries? Not on your life

August 1, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism.

Perhaps you saw this article (which has been taken down): An economics professor wrote on Forbes this past weekend that public libraries should be replaced by Amazon. The sheer idiocy of the idea is obvious, but it gave Amanda Oliver, a librarian, an opportunity to outline succinctly some of the services that Amazon never could, or • Read More »

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The ‘Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing’ pretty much is

August 15, 2015 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, self publishing.

This Bookbub bills itself as the “ultimate guide” for an author or publisher to the practical sites for self-publishing and book distribution, and it pretty much lives up to its name. Concise, organized and to the point. If you want to learn a lot and save a lot of time, read through this fairly carefully. • Read More »

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