This Debut Author Discusses the Ins and Outs of Writing a Sociopath

This Debut Author Discusses the Ins and Outs of Writing a Sociopath

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The sociopath in fiction is an amoral serial killer. A monster in human form without feeling or emotion. Patrick Bateman from American Psycho comes to mind. Or every other Stephen King villain. The reality of the sociopath is that they comprise four percent of the population, and most of them live among us, without murdering anyone.   In a discussion with Publishers Weekly , debut author Carola Lovering discusses what she learned about sociopaths for her debut novel, Tell Me Lies.   Tell Me Lies follows a young college woman who becomes enthralled by a charming albeit manipulative womanizer with sociopathic tendencies.   Lovering states: I quickly learned …

A 125-Year-Old Printing Company Is Closing Its Doors

A 125-Year-Old Printing Company Is Closing Its Doors

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Edwards Brothers Malloy, of the U.S.’s largest printers for books and journals, will, unfortunately, close its doors on June 15th. The company sent out a small email to its customers and put out a website notice last Thursday stating:   It is with heavy hearts we announce that Edwards Brothers Malloy will be closing our doors as of June 15.”   Furthermore, the email stated that as the company begins the process of shutting down its facilities it will continue to use its in-house staff to finish projects for customers. The company is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has been in the printing …

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Editor’s Notes ARE Hilarious, But They Distract From the Bigger Problem

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Editor’s Notes ARE Hilarious, But They Distract From the Bigger Problem

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The editor’s notes on alt-right mouthpiece Milo Yiannopoulos’s manuscript of his memoir Dangerous provide a great deal of amusement, with comments ranging from “throughout the book, your best points seem to be lost in a sea of self-aggrandizement and scattershot thinking” to “DELETE UGH.” However, the fact remains that Yiannopoulos should never have been given a book deal in the first place and my question is, what exactly were they expecting?    When Simon and Schuster decided that it would be a good idea to give Yiannopoulos a book deal, with an advance of $255,000 (£200,000), did they momentarily forget that he …

Hachette Book Group Drops Weinstein Books in Wake of Scandal

Hachette Book Group Drops Weinstein Books in Wake of Scandal

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The final word is in. Hachette Book Group has officially dropped Weinstein Books from their company, totally and completely annihilating their deal post-sexual assault news.    Image Via Publishers Weekly   Entertainment Weekly confirmed the decision after Weinstein’s victims stepped forward. He was even dropped by his own company. Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie stated they’d been forced to turn down Weinstein’s unwanted advances, and others have accused him of assault.    Image Via CBS News   “Hachette Book Group has terminated the Weinstein Books imprint, effective immediately…Titles currently under the Weinstein Books imprint will be published by our Hachette Books imprint,” the company …