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Pitching Your Novel

How do you get a novel published? Some books to help you perfect your pitch.

The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit

Making the Perfect Pitch

Give 'Em What They Want

How to Publish Your Novel

Are Newspapers Dying?

Journalism experts grapple with how the newspaper industry can survive the digital age.

The Vanishing Newspaper

Digital Journalism

-30-: The Collapse of the Great American Newspaper

Digitizing the News

How to Self-Edit

Successful writers of fiction need to master the fine art of self-editing. Here are a few books to help you clean up your prose.

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Write Great Fiction: Revision And Self-Editing

Joshua Kendall, who we interview this week about his book The Man Who Made Lists, is captivated by the divine madness that drives lexicographers. He's following up his current biography of Peter Roget with a study of the similarly obsessive Noah Webster. We asked him for further reading on the fiery minds behind the masterpieces of word reference.  Continue reading...

Sit for a Spell

In honor of this year's National Spelling Bee, here are some books relating to the culture of competitive spelling.

American Bee

How to Spell Like a Champ

The Spelling List And Word Study Resource Book

Webster's Third New International Dictionary (aka the Bee Bible)

...and The Big Book of Spelling Tests, by our own Orin Hargraves.


When it comes to the printed (or electronic) word, design can be just as important as content. Here are some books to get you thinking about the "look" of language.

Thinking with Type

A Short History of the Printed Word

The Elements of Typographic Style

The End of Print

Reading the Classics

Want to brush up on the canon of great books? Get some guidance from those in the know!

The Well-Educated Mind

Great Books

The New Lifetime Reading Plan

Books that Changed the World

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