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Yes, it constitutes a lie, technically speaking. Yes, it is legal. The use of pseudonyms is an established practice in publishing. There's a wide range of reasons where writing under a pseudonym might be obviously beneficial to the author: The author's real name is similar to the name of a more-popular author; readers might confuse the two. The author is ...


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Note: I am not a lawyer In Czech, we have saying: "When there is no lawsuit, there is no damage" In other words. Someone lied to you. So what? What can you accuse them from? What is the damage caused to you? The question is not about legality but more over about morality because the only damage caused can be, that you are not going to buy a book ...


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The public image of public figures is largely made up or manipulated. Politicians hold doctorate degrees by questionable foreign universities or are being convicted of plagiarism. Degrees signify expertise to the voters, but take time and effort. George Clooney and other stars supposedly pay young women to play their spouses for some time so as to appear ...


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"This book is a work of fiction..."


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The APA style recommends the following for citing anything from web sites (which would include any claim you're reporting from one): New child vaccine gets funding boost. (2001). Retrieved March 21, 2001, from http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/story_13178.asp Cite in text the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the ...


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If the concern is your blog post, I would recommend you either: a) The hedgehog is 25% more spiky, if raised in temperature 5°C less than average (source) or b) According to the new study from DPKR, the hedgehog is 25% more spiky, if raised in temperature 5°C less than average BTW: Several people are nowadays afraid of SEO, so they do something like ...


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Absolutely cite any hard numbers you use. It's good practice and not nearly common enough, which means it should be encouraged. Given how quickly statistics become outdated, I would definitely cite at least the year of the study/article/whatnot. On Wikipedia some editors would include the date of publication and also date accessed, which is relevant to web ...


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Thanks, you guys! Malvalio, I started sending off queries and requested sample chapters to small but reputable presses (without an agent) less than a month ago. So far, using both mail and email, I contacted roughly 20 houses. Out of those houses, 6 have read and approved my proposal, and requested/confirmed they will be reading my full manuscript. ...


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It depends upon the house that requested the completed manuscript. Did you check Writer's Market for the information? Most houses listed in Writer's Market give a general time frame for response to both queries and full manuscripts. Check that first. Most houses worth anything will provide that information up front. But, after waiting the time frame in ...



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