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    Best-sellers

    Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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    Top 25: What corporate America is reading, March 2014

    800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for March 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10.

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    Gear: Wealth of new information in American River guidebook

    A ceramist by profession, and by passion, Eric Peach often leaves his home studio in Auburn, Calif., to venture down into the American River Canyon, looking for inspiration in the rushing white water, the winding trails, the abundant wildlife and bountiful flora of a thriving ecosystem.

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    The Romance Reader: 'Night Diver'

    "Night Diver" by Elizabeth Lowell; William Morrow ($26.99)

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    Why authors decide to self-publish

    "I should write a book." We've all heard that statement before from friends or family or co-workers. We might even have said it ourselves. We all have stories to tell, whether real or fictional.

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    Novelist Zachary Lazar brings together Meyer Lansky, King David and a slain Israeli poet in a complex new book

    Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Co., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire there under the country's Law of Return. It's hardly the...

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    Top tips for finding readers

    Writers recently gathered at Christopher Newport University for its 33rd Annual Writers' Conference. Authors sat in on panel discussions and workshops, and also had the opportunity to rent table space for selling and signing their books.

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    In his writing, Peter Matthiessen tackled the elusive experience of being human

    Peter Matthiessen, who died Saturday at age 86 of complications from leukemia, was complex, even contradictory, in the most compelling sense. Born into privilege, he attended Hotchkiss boarding school and Yale and founded the Paris Review in 1953 with George Plimpton and Harold L. Humes. Yet he ...

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    PediaPress, a book set of Wiki articles

    For some people, Wikipedia is the answer to everything. The always-growing, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is a source of knowledge and trivia used by undergraduates, assorted professional writers and people trying to settle dinner-table arguments about television shows and vaguely remembered news events...

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    Writers, help thyselves learn

    Regardless of how a book is published, an author's first step to success is writing the best book possible. Today's authors are fortunate to have a plethora of resources available that will elevate their writing and help set them on the road to publication.

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