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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Mar 19, 2021

In this episode Mark shares an excerpt from the introduction to the March 2021 book Wide for the Win, in which he shares his vision of what truly wide publishing is.

Prior to the main content, Mark shares a brief personal update as well as a word from this episode's sponsor.

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The Chapter of the book that Mark reads from a draft of Wide for the Win is:

  • Introduction: Prefatory Disclaimers, A Note on Biases, and How to Use this Book
    • What is Wide?
    • No, Seriously. Get to the Bloody Point: What is Wide?
    • Disclaimers
    • A Note on Biases
    • An Admission of Exclusivity
    • My Numbers on Wide
    • How to Use This Book

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