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  1. A Ramadan Story: From Blogging to Books

    Reem Farqui used her website to help her publish her first book.

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    Courtesy of Reem Faruqi
  2. World Book Day

    World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland whose mission is to give every child a book of their own. Its website is a space to celebrate authors and illustrators, as well as reading for all ages.

    Authors
  3. Whatever Happened to ______ ?

    “Being a mother, a woman, a wife and a writer is different from being a writer-writer. It’s possibly more precarious.” This Longreads essay by an anonymous writer — which has gone viral — is about the struggle to write as a woman, a mother, and as the wife of another writer who is jealous of […]

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  4. Stuck in a Book: My favourite books of the decade

    Welcome to 2020! On his blog Stuck in a Book, Simon Thomas reflects on his favorite books from the past ten years.

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  5. ArabLit

    The blog Arabic Literature is managed and curated by M. Lynx Qualey. She also oversees ArabLit Quarterly, a magazine published four times a year, and co-hosts BULAQ, a book-centric podcast. Together, these projects focus on Arabic literature, art, news, and much more.

    Academia
  6. Why We Need a Working-Class Media

    Journalists frequently write about the working class, but is anyone writing for them? Because “[e]conomic hardship does not mean the absence of joy, love, pleasure, duty, care,” and stories — and representation! — are powerful.

    Journalism
  7. Belt Magazine

    As more and more national magazines and website consolidate into big media groups, regional journalists are keeping the investigative and creative fires stoked — like Belt, “a digital publication by and for the Rust Belt and greater Midwest.”

    Journalism
  8. From Blog to Book to TV Show: The Journey of an Uber Driver

    “Each story was about a real person, where they were at in their lives, and the impact their worlds had on mine.” Writer and Uber driver Ben Phillips shares the wild ride of transforming his blog into a television series.

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    Image courtesy of Ben Phillips
  9. Shady Characters

    “Here you’ll find un­usual marks of punc­tu­ation, books and book his­tory, and everything in between.” Keith Houston’s Shady Characters is full of smart, thoughtful writing on the secret lives of punctuation marks.

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  10. Plagiarism Today

    Targeted to webmasters and copyright holders, Jonathan Bailey’s Plagiarism Today aims to increase the awareness of plagiarism online and focuses on legal issues, like the DMCA and copyright law in particular.

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  11. The Literary Edit

    Attention all bibliophiles and literary travelers! The Literary Edit is Lucy Pearson’s stylish blog focused on books, independent bookstores and literary festivals around the world, and literary city guides.

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  12. PEN America

    “PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.” Its WordPress-powered website is a resource for all writers and readers.

    Academia
  13. Little Free Library

    Little Free Library is a nonprofit that supports free neighborhood book exchanges around the world, builds community, and inspires a love of reading across all ages.

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  14. “Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists

    Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.

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  15. “Unite & Represent”: Asian American Writers on WordPress

    We’re a sponsor of this year’s annual conference of the Asian American Journalists Association! Here’s a showcase of Asian American writers that have built their online presence with WordPress.

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    The WordPress website of Esmé Weijun Wang.