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Diagnostic Analytics: The publishing industry

I have been a member of the Indiana Historical Society Publications Committee for many years.  It advises on the books and periodicals (like Traces magazine) that the Society puts out, which are highly professional and interesting. The publications receive good
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Words are tools, used both to dig holes and to cultivate ideas! And to deceive.

How subtle and effective is the use of words in this new age of electronic media? Plenty. Several examples from life in 2017: TV (and the pharmaceutical industry) are in effect turning serious diseases into only annoying little problems through
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Blog Publishers’ Rejections: Learning to succeed instead of getting a dismal “no.”

One of the things publishers like least in their business day is having to reject a  writer’s pride and joy:  a manuscript submitted for review towards publication. At least this publisher does. We reject fifteen out of sixteen books or
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How Writing a Book Changed My Life

I was maybe ten years old and reading Judy Blume’s Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great when I decided to become an author.  But the idea of making that dream a reality never seemed possible to me.  It wasn’t until
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