Monthly Archives: April 2012

1816: The Year Without Summer

A Year Without Summer: Benjamin Franklin was the first to establish the link between volcanic eruptions and climate change when he suggested the bitterly cold winter of 1783-84 in Europe was a result of the dust cloud from the massive … Continue reading

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Will Reading Fiction Make You Smarter?

MID the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for the value of fiction is arriving from an unexpected quarter: neuroscience. Brain scans are revealing what … Continue reading

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The Cost of Selling eBooks Too Cheaply

By Melissa Foster for IndieReader There’s a lot of controversy circulating throughout the publishing industry about the pricing of ebooks, and it’s a significant topic that warrants discussion. Independent authors are rallying around the controversial 99-cent price point. Some authors feel the 99-cent … Continue reading

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“Mirror, Mirror” – Use of Filmic Devices to Tell a Story

“Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” (Previously Posted on PrideandPrejudice05 Blog) Often in the visual representations of Jane Austen’s works, the media employs props or artifacts as visual cues to Austen’s themes of flawed impressions, misconceptions, and false interpretations. For example … Continue reading

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Why Are Sequels to the Classics So Popular?

Why Are Sequels to the Classics So Popular? As the past is always being reinvented, it should not surprise anyone that there is publishing market niche for reimagining the classics, whether the remake is one from Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, … Continue reading

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New Interview with Austen Author, Regina Jeffers

Posted previously on the Historical Hussies Blog  Q: What genre or sub-genre do you write? Why did you choose this genre? A: I write Jane Austen adaptations/sequels, as well as Regency Romance. As far as the Jane Austen books, my … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Will Change How the Publishing Companies Do Business

Apple and five of the “Big Six” trade publishers are reportedly under investigation by the Department of Justice for antitrust violations. The point of concern is the five publishers’ staggered but identical move to an agency rather than a wholesale pricing … Continue reading

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