Really, libraries don’t need reinventing, thanks

The Nocturnal Librarian

Two stories have made their way to me from around the internet lately. A few weeks ago it seemed everywhere I looked people were sharing the story of a small, “DIY” library in Brooklyn at a work sharing space. LitHub’s Phillip Pantuso speaks with a number of people, including Heather Topcik, director of the library at Bard, who gush that this is a revolution in serendipity where people can actually browse bookshelves. She actually says, “I think there’s some nostalgia there, because people don’t use libraries, unless you’re a student.” Maybe she should drive a couple of hours south and visit some of the NYPL branches Jim Dwyer visited for his piece in the New York Times a few years ago.

Pantuso goes on to say, “Digital classification has abetted the evolution of the library. In the past, a librarian would be tasked with deciding whether to shelve a book…

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How Can Creative Writers Use AI to Their Advantage? — Nicholas C. Rossis

You may remember Elaine Bennett, a marketing specialist-turned blogger, currently writing for Bizzmark Blog. She recently shared with us 4 Simple Marketing Strategies for Promoting your Book. Today, she’s dealing with another hot topic, that of the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence. Sure, it may be a while before we have a Leo-like android capable…

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Just Olga: Holiday #Giveaway. Get a #KindleFire and 56 e-books to get you going. (If you’re in the US) Thanks, Elizabeth Marx (@emarxbooks) for organizing it!

Olga features a Holiday Give-a-Way! Check it out and sign up!!

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Hi all:

The holiday season is fast approaching and to celebrate, I want to bring you a giveaway I’m taking part in. As I’ve mentioned before in quite a few occasions (yes, I know I’m a bore), I belong to a number of author groups, and one of the authors in one of them, Elizabeth Marx , suggested organising a giveaway, where we would not only be giving a Kindle Fire away, but also sending a lucky winner our books for free (56 books in fact).

I wondered about trying to list all the books, but I thought you could have a look at some of them here

WETWEET2 PROMO1What do you have to do to take part in this wonderful giveaway and have an option to get the Kindle Fire with books by: Elizabeth Marx, Theresa Snyder, Olga Núñez Miret, Laura Taylor, Lisa Gillis, Tima Maria Lacoba, Jerrie Alexander, Sarah Jane…

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Hughs Views and News: Ladies & Gentlemen, meet…Sally Cronin – (A ‘Tales From The Garden’ Christmas Special)

An amazing person, Sally Cronin, featured on Hughs Views and News! Well deserved!