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'Reader's Digest' Wants Your Life Story in 150 Words or Less

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'Reader's Digest' Wants Your Life Story in 150 Words or Less

AdWeek – 2011-08-17

Oh boy, do I have a contest for you long-winded Facebookers and personal bloggers. It's called, "Your Life: The Reader's Digest Version." The venerable magazine is willing to shell out $25,000 if you can keep The Story of You to a crisp and compelling 150 words (words, not characters—this isn't Twitter). Hell, I'd fork over that much if certain "friends" would stop sending me six-page family missives disguised as Christmas cards. Short and sweet, people! You are not that interesting. Jane...
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Job losses expected at Reader's Digest

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SoA urges BBC short story rethink

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Reader's Digest scouts for buyers: report

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iRiver Story HD: First Dedicated E-Reader for Google eBooks:

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Iriver Surged Before Unveiling Google Book Reader, Tumbles After

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IGN appoints Reader's Digest's Shepperson

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Robert Newman Officially Joins Reader’s Digest as Creative Director

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Study Says Tablet, E-Reader Users Haven’t Given Up Print

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If a college graduate, older than 30, wealthy and Hispanic, you probably own an e-reader

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US e-reader ownership doubles in six months

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New York Times got Vargas’ illegal immigrant story after Washington Post passed on it

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Nook: The Little E-Reader that Could

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Barnes & Noble reports loss as it invests in Nook e-reader

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Reader's Digest editor wins PPA award

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Why Columbus Dispatch didn’t use much of Sport Illustrated’s Tressel story

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Barnes & Noble rolls out lighter Nook e-reader

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble unveiled a new Nook e-reader on Tuesday that weighs less than a paperback book and has a battery life of two months -- features designed to help it compete with... | Reuters – 2011-05-25

Aurum buys spy's story

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Barnes & Noble introduces new Nook e-reader

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc unveiled a new e-reader on Tuesday that is the size of a paperback book and has a battery life of two months, features designed to help it compete with... | Reuters – 2011-05-24

Barnes & Noble successfully markets "simpler" e-reader to women

Why do women hate technology so much? This is the question never posed by the New York Times article today on the upswing in sales from the new Barnes & Noble Nook Color. Which, by the way, is... | – 2011-05-24

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