Happy Holiday Humor: Rejected Book Titles

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From my connections in the book publishing industry, I have learned some new, shocking facts. Acquisition editors are no longer reading book proposals or manuscripts from authors, and they can’t depend on judging a book by its cover because the covers have not yet been designed. So they’re depending on book titles to make their decisions on whether or not … Read More

Three “Word Crutches” Everyone Should Avoid

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Consider these three headlines: 1. “A thousand people were summoned for jury duty in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing. Less than half showed up.”– CNN.com, October 29, 2021. 2. “DC-Baltimore region braces for tidal flooding that could be the worst in two decades.”–CNN.com, October 29, 2021. 3. “Over 100,000 copies in print.”–Publishers Weekly and hundreds of other publications. So, … Read More