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The Unique Position of Our Generation

Self-publishing is on the rise. Brick-and-mortar stores are going out of business. Amazon and ebooks are becoming more popular. Already-established authors are having trouble getting novels published the traditional way and are searching for new options. So what does all this mean for us up-and-coming writers?   Because of the advancements in technology, authors can […]

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Print Magazines Tackle New Challenges, And Some of Them Win

When was the last time you stopped at a newsstand to pick up a new magazine? What about the last time you received a magazine subscription in the mail? For me personally, it’s been awhile.   It’s not like nobody is buying magazines anymore. Big brands like Better Homes and Gardens, owned by Meredith Corporation, […]

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Thriving in Print

Print is not dead. This bold statement still remains true to this day. There is an innumerable amount of creative and prominent books on the market. However, if you want your book to get noticed, you have to get creative.The logic is simple: for any book to be successful right off the shelf, it’s got to catch the reader’s eye.

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Graphic Novels and Comic Books: Cheap and Racy Entertainment or Resourceful and Poignant Tools?

From the inception of the graphic novel in the late 1800s to the modern graphic novels that we see being printed today, publications of this nature have been viewed as low-class, cheap entertainment. Dave Gibbons, a graphic novelist, artist, and recently appointed comic laureate of the UK, notes how he has “vivid memories of of the prefects at [his] school going through [his] desk and confiscating comics and burning them.” Although this particular medium of writing and illustration is very popular within certain communities throughout the world, it is not being used to its full extent or given credit as a meaningful, interesting, and skillful art form. But why do comic books and graphic novels have such a bad reputation when they can be used for many educational and informative purposes?

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