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Showing Value of Books

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With reading levels down across the board, marketing the “idea” behind eBooks isn’t the way to go, especially for teenagers. There was a time when teens thought books were cool, but that has been replaced by a multitude of concepts like texting, social media, and online gaming. When eBooks and digital reading became popular, it …

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Who’s to blame for teenagers not reading?

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“14% of children in lower income homes rarely or never read books for pleasure.” ~ Reading Agency There is a direct relation to reading for pleasure and becoming wealthy. (Or not reading for pleasure and becoming poor.) Studies have been done since the 1960’s to prove this theory. Here are three facts about reading for …

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Solution for Struggling Young Readers

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Understanding Struggling Readers ~ Large portions of struggling readers actually have a powerful imagination. Their minds quickly wander as they attempt to read books. (Examples are musicians, artists, and yes…young writers.) ~ For others it can be a combination of several problems: motivation, confidence, patience, understanding the purpose of reading, and eventually negative thoughts whenever …

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Phenomenon vs Great Writing

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E.L. James was named Publisher Weekly’s Person of the Year. What does this mean? Marketing is more important than breaking every writing rule that could possibly be broken. It means that great writing is not as important as creating a phenomenon. All those in E.L. James’ corner, which is her editor, literary agent, publishers around …

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Ron Knight Wins the “Sunshine Lily Badge!”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21st, 2012 Ron Knight Wins the “Sunshine Lily Badge!” Ron Knight wins the Sunshine Lily Badge for best blog, presented byErinO’ Quinn! Interview with Ron Knight Erin: You inspire and motivate both adults and students in reading and writing. Why is that important to you?  Knight: I struggled with reading and …

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