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Writing on Writing
Written by Nelson Algren
Afterword by Daniel Simon
Noted by C.S. O'Brien


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $9.95

The struggle to write with deep emotion is the subject of this extraordinary book, the previously unpublished credo of one of America's greatest 20th-century writers.
"You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich," writes Nelson Algren... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
American Language
American Language
Written by H.L. Mencken
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307808790
Our Price: $37.99
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American Language

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 816 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2012
Price: $37.99

The American Language, first published in 1919, is H. L. Mencken's book about the English language as spoken in the United States.

Mencken was inspired by "the argot of the colored waiters" in Washington, as well as one of his favorite authors, Mark Twain, and his experiences on the streets of Baltimore... Read more >
Spellbound
Spellbound
Written by James Essinger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780440336938
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Spellbound
The Surprising Origins and Astonishing Secrets of English Spelling
Written by James Essinger


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $9.99

Welcome to the illogical, idiosyncratic, outrageous linguistic phenomenon known as the English language. The story of how this ragtag collection of words evolved is a winding tale replete with intriguing accidents and bizarre twists of fate. In this eye-opening, fabulously entertaining book, James Essinger unlocks the mysteries that have confounded linguists... Read more >
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Admissions Essay Boot Camp
Admissions Essay Boot Camp
Written by Ashley Wellington
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781607746133
Our Price: $11.99
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Admissions Essay Boot Camp
How to Write Your Way into the Elite College of Your Dreams
Written by Ashley Wellington


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $11.99

Founder of elite college prep agency Mint Tutors, Ashley Wellington shares hard-hitting essay-writing advice tailored to each student's strengths and potential pitfalls, inspiring students to write as if guided by their own personal college admissions tutor.

Your Own Pocket Essay Tutor

Ever wish you had a private tutor to help you... Read more >
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The Virginia Woolf Writers' Workshop
The Virginia Woolf Writers' Workshop
Written by Danell Jones
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307492913
Our Price: $11.99
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The Virginia Woolf Writers' Workshop
Seven Lessons to Inspire Great Writing
Written by Danell Jones


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

In this brilliantly imagined book, author Danell Jones mines the diaries, essays, correspondence, and fiction of a literary legend to create an unforgettable master class in the art of writing. Using Virginia Woolf’s own words, this inspiring, instructive, and entertaining guide will delight fans, students, and teachers alike—and at last give... Read more >
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101 Mission Statements from Top Companies
101 Mission Statements from Top Companies
Written by Jeffrey Abrahams
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307814708
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101 Mission Statements from Top Companies
Plus Guidelines for Writing Your Own Mission Statement
Written by Jeffrey Abrahams


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $11.99

Ben & Jerry'¬?s has one. So do Tiffany'¬?s and Smucker'¬?s and Microsoft. It doesn'¬?t matter whether you'¬?re a small start-up or one of the biggest players in corporate America. A clear statement of intent not only inspires a sense of overall purpose for a business or nonprofit, it serves as a... Read more >
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On an Irish Island
On an Irish Island
Written by Robert Kanigel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307957481
Our Price: $11.99
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On an Irish Island

Written by Robert Kanigel


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

On an Irish Island is a love letter to a vanished way of life, in which Robert Kanigel, the highly praised author of The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, tells the story of the Great Blasket, a wildly beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland, renowned... Read more >
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Resurrecting Hebrew
Resurrecting Hebrew
Written by Ilan Stavans
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780805242621
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Resurrecting Hebrew

Written by Ilan Stavans


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $12.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Here is the stirring story of how Hebrew was rescued from the fate of a dead language to become the living tongue of a modern nation. Ilan Stavans’s quest begins with a dream featuring a beautiful woman speaking an unknown language. When the language turns out...

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The Great Typo Hunt
The Great Typo Hunt
Written by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307591098
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The Great Typo Hunt
Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time
Written by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $13.99

The signs of the times are missing apostrophes.
 
The world needed a hero, but how would an editor with no off-switch answer the call? For Jeff Deck, the writing was literally on the wall: “NO TRESSPASSING.” In that moment, his greater purpose became clear.  Dark hordes of typos had descended upon civilization&hellip... Read more >
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Rewrite Right!
Rewrite Right!
Written by Jan Venolia, Illustrated by Ellen Sasaki
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307784179
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Rewrite Right!
Your Guide to Perfectly Polished Prose
Written by Jan Venolia
Illustrated by Ellen Sasaki


Format: eBook, 200 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $9.99

Everyone knows that writing can be improved by the simple process of reviewing, editing, and rewriting, but many struggle with how to go about critiquing their own work—be it a letter to a friend, an important business document, or an academic essay. Fortunately, help is at hand in REWRITE RIGHT!, the... Read more >
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