February 24, 2021

Obituary: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bookseller and poet

Obituary: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bookseller and poet Feb 24 2021 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, distinguished American poet, artist, and founder of City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, died in San Francisco, California on Feb 22, aged 101. Ferlinghetti was instrumental in democratizing American literature by creating (with Peter D. Martin) the country's first all-paperback bookstore in 1953, jumpstarting a movement to make diverse and inexpensive quality books widely available. He envisioned the bookstore as a "Literary Meeting Place," where writers and readers could congregate to shares ideas about poetry, fiction, politics, and the arts. Two years later, in 1955, he launched City Lights Publishers...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for February 24, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday's most popular deals Previous Daily Deals When They Call You a Terrorist: (Young Adult Edition) by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele for $2.99 Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton for $2.99 Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert for $2.99 This Is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe for $2.99 A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos for $1.99 The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smythe for $2.99 Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron for $2.99 Know My Name by Chanel Miller for $1.99 She Come By It Natural by Sarah Smarsh for...

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Writing for likes

Wattpad has increasingly become a very popular platform among young writers. Allowing anyone to share their works and providing a route for aspiring authors to be discovered by the publishing industry, it has become a compelling route for those to looking to develop professionally as a writer - 95 books were published from the site in 2020 alone. However, despite the surface appeal, there is a more troubling side to Wattpad and other platforms and apps that encourage writers to share their work fast and early, take on unfiltered feedback, and evolve in the public eye.

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Is It Plagiarism If You Cite? A Must-Read For Writers

Tons of books and academic materials are written and published daily around the globe. They are either print forms or soft copies. These materials come from authors, students, scholars, and writers, in general.Plagiarism has been an issue since time immemorial. It involves using another person’s idea without giving proper credit. Plagiarism is a punishable offense, with the punishment ranging from jail time, a fine, or both.What is plagiarism? How can you avoid plagiarism? Is it plagiarism if I cite? These and many more are what we will address in this post.Is It Plagiarism If You Cite?Now let’s go back to...

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