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Last week Amazon announced their ebook subscription plan and now Apple is getting into the game. They introduced Booklamp, a recommendation/categorization program to go with iBooks. Books are so popular right now!

We all know that reading Ulysses is hard, but with the coming of the Oculus Rift, it might just get a little bit easier. Eoghan Kidney developed In Ulysses, a game that allows you to use the Oculus Rift and walk around Dublin as the narrator.

Edan Lepucki was on The Colbert Report to talk about the massive promotion they’ve done on California. Now that the book is published, Colbert will move on to another book to bump in the fight against Amazon and Lepucki offered a great suggestion.

More insights into the world of ghostwriting. Learn about Diva stars who won’t read the book, the tiny percentage the writers actually get and the big changes in ghostwriting the last 40 years.

What are the most depressing places in Literature? Flavorwire listed ten of them, starting with Dickens’ London.

Beware if you have writer friends, you might just get fictionalized in their work without you knowing it. Michelle Huneven explains how she came to terms with it.

Author Lauren Groff goes out looking for mermaids at Weeki Wachee and discusses the surface versus the deep end.

And you have less than a week to order the Boredom Box. We’re shipping them out on Thursday, so get your order in now!

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Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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