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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
Despite what you may have heard, more books are written — and read — these days than ever before
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By Pat Cunningham
April 12, 2013 11:21 a.m.



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THIS PIECE debunks the theory that the writing and reading of books are on the decline:

We’ve written more than a few times about Scott Turow [above], a brilliant author, but an absolute disaster as the Luddite-driven head of the Authors’ Guild. During his tenure, he’s done a disservice to authors around the globe by basically attacking everything new and modern — despite any opportunities it might provide — and talked up the importance of going back to physical books and bookstores. He’s an often uninformed champion of a past that never really existed and which has no place in ...

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