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For the fourth year in a row, VIDA has tallied up the gender breakdown in prominent literary journals — counting both reviewers and authors. Peter Mautsch/iStockphoto hide caption

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When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?

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Swoon Reads, a new young adult romance imprint at Macmillan publishing, solicits manuscripts and invites users to read and rate them. The most popular manuscript gets a first printing of 100,000 copies. Swoon Reads hide caption

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Swoon Reads: The Next Romance Bestseller, Selected By You

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College Costs Are Daunting, Even For The 'Comfortable'

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Author Ronald Frame says his reimagining of Miss Havisham was based on David Lean's 1946 adaptation of Great Expectations. John Springer Collection/Corbis hide caption

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Students at Ntimigom School in Kilgoris, Kenya, show off their e-readers. Worldreader now operates in 27 schools and two libraries in Kenya. Jon McCormack hide caption

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E-Readers Mark A New Chapter In The Developing World

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President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, are greeted by an enthusiastic crowd upon their arrival at Dallas Love Field on Nov. 22, 1963. AP hide caption

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Detail from Plate 11 of Joe Sacco's The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. On July 1st, at precisely 7:30 a.m., the attack commences. Joe Sacco/Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company hide caption

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Barnes & Noble is one of several stores that have refused to carry Amazon Publishing's books. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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John Grisham has more than 275 million books in print. Bob Krasner hide caption

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Crowds gather on Aug. 30, 1931, at the site of the Quiet Dell murders. Evidence of the killings was found in and around murderer Harry Powers' garage (center). AP hide caption

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