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One of the biggest success stories in U.S. publishing in recent years has been the continued growth of digital book publishing. Last year, total revenue for e-book sales in the United States reached $3.04 billion, a 44.2% increase on 2011′s numbers and a figure all the more impressive when you realize that growth is additive to the print publishing industry. Even more surprising,  publishers have focused much of their attention on genres like sci-fi, fantasy, mystery and romance fiction…

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A friend of mine just sent this to me. All this time I thought I had sexy romance writer face, when in fact, I’ve got bitchy resting face. Maybe it’s just when I’m writing. Maybe I’ve got bitchy writer face. Maybe I’ll never be able to write in a Starbucks again. ORIGINAL VIDEO – Bitchy Resting Face (by Broken People) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Porn and romance novels on taxpayer’s dime? Inspector general urges IRS to boost oversight of credit card spending – U.S. News

Porn and romance novels on taxpayer’s dime? Inspector general urges IRS to boost oversight of credit card spending – U.S. News Related: Read the full inspector general’s report (.pdf) One woman made 38 transactions totaling $2,655 for what appeared to be personal purchases covered up with fake receipts. Taxpayers paid for her purchases of diet pills, romance novels, steaks and a smartphone, which the report said were falsely categorized as “reference books and office supplies.”…

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How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity – NYTimes.com

How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity – NYTimes.com Pulling up a seat at your favorite coffee shop may be the most efficient way to write a paper or finish a work project. But now a new Web site lets you bring the coffee shop to your cubicle. The site, called Coffitivity, was inspired by recent research showing that the whoosh of espresso machines and caffeinated chatter typical of most coffee shops…

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