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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews editor Marcia Markland about the paths to writing and publishing success.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: News
The Canadian bookstore chain Indigo opens its first store in the United States.
Nora Roberts files a lawsuit against an alleged plagiarist in Brazil.
Audiobooks sales have increased even more than people realized, and a survey suggests that the leading audio genre is mystery and the primary place people listen is in their cars.

Chapter 3: Writing Tips
Bernhardt discusses the advantages of audiobooks, not only to increase the market for your work but also as a tool for improving your work.

Chapter 4: Interview with Marcia Markland
Marcia Markland worked as an editor for decades at houses such as St. Martin's and Thomas Dunne, and now works as a writing coach. She offers her insights on publishing, the independent publishing boom, and which path might be best for you.

Chapter 5: Closing Words
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