What Are Remainder Marks?

stack of marked remaindered books

Remainder marks are an important marking that clearly denote certain information about hardcover books and do affect the potential value of a collectible book if you are looking at them for that reason. Remainder marks are marks made on hardcover books that are considered excess by the publisher. This marks them to be sold at …

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How Many Pages Are In Dune?

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Dune, by Frank Herbert, is one of the all-time classic science fiction books, and it’s a sizeable read. Many people are also confused because if they pay attention when shopping for a copy, it seems like the book can have anywhere from 400 to nearly 900 pages…how can there be such a difference in book …

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Is Reading A Hobby?

woman reading book on couch

I never understood the idea that reading isn’t a hobby. While I get that for many people the experience of reading came from being forced to do it at school with books that were outdated, uninteresting, or otherwise just not a great choice. The idea that people read for fun throws some people off, and …

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Why Are Chapters Used In Books?

open morning book

Sometimes the simplest questions are the ones that can be the biggest head scratchers, as well. Anyone who has ever had their 4 year old ask them a simple question about the world that made you stop and go “Huh?” know that feeling. There are certain practices that are more hard and fast rules when …

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How Many Books Should You Read in a Month?

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At this point there aren’t going to be many arguments about whether or not reading is good for you. As long as you’re not reading complete mind-numbing trash, it’s accepted as a great habit and even reading that other stuff can have cognitive benefits. What’s interesting to me in today’s “Always Grind” society is the …

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Is Reading A Waste of Time?

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It’s an online world, right? Whether or not you believe the MetaVerse will work out, it’s hard to argue that the Internet affects everything – politics, business, retail, education. Books were long seen as one of the main forms of education and advancement. They were a way to learn, a way to advance yourself, a …

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Are Books Double Spaced?

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Books have been around for centuries, but sometimes it’s the little questions that just hit us as fascinating. One of those big questions is: are books double spaced? Printed books are single spaced but authors submitting manuscripts should always have their book manuscripts double spaced unless otherwise directed. These are the standard practices for book …

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Are Books Still Considered Entertainment?

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The question “Are books entertainment?” seems very strange to me, but then again I’m an English major, MFA, and writer so I certainly have a different perspective on it than many people. I can only assume that this question comes up because of a dopamine-now society bombarding so many people whether it’s YouTube, TikTok, video …

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Are Books Dying? The Answer Might Surprise You!

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What more appropriate way to open an article about books than with a Mark Twain quote: “Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” The same could be said to apply to the general “common knowledge” that books are dying. While there are certain areas where books are in decline depending on what numbers you’re …

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