Fee-For-Review vrs Vanity Review Overview

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Probably one of the most controversial topics still in the book publishing industry is the idea of an author (or publicist) paying for a review of their book. It’s an offshoot of the self-publishing versus publishing industry argument that comes from the old vanity presses of the past.

A vanity press, for the younger readers, was a publishing company that would charge an author for the entire print run of a book. The publisher might make attempts to sell the book, but their profit had already been taken in the print run of the book (and sometimes ongoing storage fees of the unsold books). The publisher often kept rights to the book, provided little to no support (cover design, marketing, etc.), or charged excessive fees for those services...

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Gordon Ramsay and Lil Nas X get in the kitchen to make panini history

(CNN)Lil Nas X wrote a song called “Panini,” and the grilled sandwich has never been cooler.

So while he was in London, Lil Nas decided to ask the famous British chef Gordon Ramsay to show him how a good panini gets made.
“teach me how to make paninis while i’m still london,” he tweeted.
    Ramsay appeared to be delighted by the request.
    “Name the day…,” he replied.
    That’s exactly what the “Old Town Road” rapper did.
    “wednesday!” Lil Nas suggested.
    So it was said. And so it was done. The two met up and pressed this moment into sandwich history.
    “me & @gordonramsay made paninis,” Lil Nas wrote along with two photos of him with Ramsay and their panini.
      He also mentioned with sadness that the “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” star didn’t yell it at him during their cook...
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      20 of the best food tours around the world

      Feast your eyes on these foodie walking tours, which reveal the flavours and culture of cities from Lisbon to Lima, Havana to Hanoi

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      Porto

      Taste Portos tours are rooted in fundamental beliefs about the gastronomic scene in Portugals second city. First, Portuenses like to keep things simple: so, no fusion experiments. Second, its as much about the people behind the food, as the food itself. Food is an expression of culture, says US-born Carly Petracco, who founded Taste Porto in 2013 with her Porto-born husband Miguel and his childhood buddy Andr. We like to show whos doing the cooking, whos serving the food, whos supplying the ingredients, and so on.

      Shes good to her word...

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      Keanus E3 Surprise, a Government Photo Hack, and More News

      Keanu Reeves left the internet breathless, hackers stole photos of travelers and license plates, and we have advice on how to ditch those annoying robocalls. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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      Hackers got into a border agency database of traveler photos

      Hackers were able to breach a subcontractor of the US Customs and Border Protection, gaining access to photos of travelers and license plates...

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      How the nation fell in love with Gavin and Stacey

      Image caption The Barry and Essex gangs – back together for another Christmas

      It’s been nearly 10 years since we last said adieu to Gavin and Stacey (and Nessa and Smithy, of course).

      But fans have never given up hope of another reunion and they’ve now been rewarded with the news that a second Christmas special is in the works.

      Show creators James Corden and Ruth Jones – who also play on-off couple Nessa and Smithy – are uniting again to pen the one-off episode.

      The original cast will all return, including Rob Brydon and Larry Lamb.

      So how did the original show capture our hearts (and our funny bones?)

      Gavin and Stacey aired over three series, plus a Christmas special, from 2007 to 2010 on the BBC.

      It told the story of Gavin (Horne), from Essex, and Stacey (Page), from Barr...

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      How I Won My Battle With Emotional Eating Betches

      If you and I met today, you might think I was naturally lean. Born with a high metabolism. Able to eat whatever I want without gaining a pound. Not going to lie, that would be amazing. But the truth is, growing up, I was always the big kid.

      By the time I was 13 years old, I weighed over 200 pounds and struggled with losing weight, emotional eating, and diets that didn’t work. While most kids dreamed of becoming movie stars or famous athletes, my early inspirations were the knowledgeable dietitians I met every summer at fat camp. I was never normal. I was never small. The pediatrician’s office constantly told my parents, “She’s obese. She’s over the 100th percentile, she’s not even on the chart!”

      At eight years old, I was sent to “fat camp...

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      40 Super Important Things People With Autism Wish You Realized

      Ask Reddit is here to educate you about autism.

      1. Just because we’re autistic doesn’t mean we want special treatment, it just means that we miss some social queues and can be a bit slow to pick up the mood of a room. For example my autism manifests in an inability to tell emotions, I either think people are being aggressive or joking unless I know explicitly the attitude they are giving. Friends are easy because I get to know them and I can tell their tone 90% of the time, but people I’ve met for the first time, I’ll either make good friends with them because I think they’re joking or I’ll get in an argument with them because I think they’re being aggressive.

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      NI’s ‘oldest married couple’ going strong

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      Media captionThe pair of 100-year-olds are still in love after 76 years

      Nellie Graham is celebrating her 100th birthday and she is in good company.

      Her husband, Joe, marked the same milestone last August.

      The County Antrim pair, who still live independently at their Randalstown bungalow, are thought to be Northern Ireland’s oldest married couple.

      Married on 23 September 1942 in the middle of World War Two, this year marks their 77th wedding anniversary.

      They met at school and have been inseparable ever since.

      Image caption Mr and Mrs Graham share a kiss

      Mrs Graham celebra...

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      Hackers could target the 2020 election. How will newsrooms respond if they release stolen data?

      New York (CNN Business)It’s the last week of the 2020 presidential campaign. Donald Trump, running for his second term, is in a close race with his Democratic challenger. Then, shortly before Election Day, hacked material fromthe Democratic candidate’s campaignis uploaded online.

      It’s a hypothetical scenario — but not one that is out of the question, given what happened in 2016 to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
      To be clear, it’s not illegal for journalists to download and report on stolen documents — given that they were not involved in the original hack or theft — but since 2016, there has been some introspection about the ethics of publishing hacked documents online — particularly when the motive of the hackers is unknown or brazenly aimed at stirring chaos ahead ...
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      Nintendo is bringing virtual reality to 2 of its biggest Switch games

      VR is a good excuse to play 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' again.
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      Nintendo is bringing two of its biggest games on the Nintendo Switch into virtual reality: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

      With the release of Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit approaching, Nintendo revealed updates Thursday for Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey that make them VR-compatible with the help of the Toy-Con VR Goggles.

      For Super Mario Odyssey, there will be a new, “bite-sized” VR experience for players to check out, which looks like i...

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      I Draw Comics About My Life And The Struggles Of Being A Tall Girl (30 Pics)

      I’m a graphic designer and illustrator. I started my comic blog Tall N Curly back in 2012 to tell my story as a tall and curly-haired girl. Do you remember my previous post about “25 Problems I Face When Being A Tall And Curly-Haired Girl” here on Bored Panda?

      I wanted to create some space in my life for something creative that had nothing to do with my work. By doing so, I realized I was telling the story of so many other women. Women, who, just like me, want and need to be reminded that it’s OK, fun and even special to be different and to own who they are.

      Since I started my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with so many amazing women who shared their own stories with me...

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