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Here’s How to Set the Rent Right on a Rental Property
The Forgotten Jewish Heritage of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
Why the origin of iconic American whiskies isn't always reflected in the names that appear on their labels.
What is the Apostolic Pardon?
As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by a…
Aloud for Middle Graders? — The Horn Book
Back in the fifties, in my crowded parochial elementary school, the highest form of good luck landed you in Mrs. Sheeran’s fourth-grade class. The fact that Mrs. Sheeran wasn’t a nun marked her instantly as different But more significant than her street clothes and married name were two admirable practices. First, every day at 10:30 she smuggled us out the back door and down to the playground for an all-class dodgeball game. Second, she read aloud to our class at the end of the day, right before dismissal. Her books of choice were the Happy Hollisters series, and I was so taken with them that I asked for Happy Hollisters books that Christmas. Years later, when I taught sixth grade in the 1990s, I, too, took my students outside for a mid-morning break…
Why This Christian Doesn't Need a Perfect Bible
Either the Bible is true or it isn’t. Chances are if you’ve spent any time in church or engaged in religious debate with a Christian, you’ve encountered this sentence in one form or another. It’s the premise that the Bible is an all-or-nothing proposition; either inerrant and without blemish—or useless. This idea often surfaces during some moment of… Continue Reading Why This Christian Doesn’t Need a Perfect Bible
5 Tips For Marketing Your Self-Published E-Book to Libraries
Smashwords founder Mark Coker gives indie authors five marketing tips to help get self-published e-books into library collections.
How To Proofread Like A Professional: 5 Tips
By Joan Selby As a writer, proofreading your work is one of the most grueling tasks. Most writers (perhaps even the majority of writers) don’t like doing it. Even so, it is a vital part of th…
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First Edition Books: What Every Book Collector Needs to Know
Nothing gets a book collector’s pulse racing faster than the discovery of a first edition – especially a rare one by a famous author. But how can you be sure that a book is, indeed, a first edition? Deciphering the clues can be perplexing, especially if you’re a novice bibliophile To learn more about first editions, we turned to book expert Bruce MacMakin, who is Senior Vice President of the San Francisco auction house PBA Galleries . PBA specializes in fine antiquarian and collectible books, autographed ephemera, and works on paper. How does one identify a first edition? Each publisher has its own way of identifying first editions of its publications, and even those are not always consistent, especially when taken over a span of years or decades. Many state “First Edition,” usually…