Dec07
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first aired Sunday, December 6, 1964 on NBC. The Rankin/Bass stop motion classic has been shown on TV every year since, making it the longest running Christmas TV special in history… This weekend will mark 50 years. It looks like Rudolph really has gone down in…
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Oct26
What are some of your favorite horror stories? I grew up through my childhood reading some of the finest classics of the macabre and horror. There are many literary works which are my favourites, but to name a couple of those would be 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe and…
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Oct16
What are some of your favorite mystery/horror stories? Oh, there’s a few. Stephen King’s THE SHINING is simply brilliant. Danielewski’s HOUSE OF LEAVES was an amazing accomplishment in its structure, and how that physical structure heightened the book’s tone of isolation and confusion. I’m a big fan of the early…
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Oct03
You’ve had success with transmedia projects in the past, and gone the traditional distribution/publishing route. Why self-publish your first novel? I’ll be blunt – traditional publishers are simply offering too little for too little. There’s a lot of talk about ‘dinosaur thinking’ in the industry, and how the powerhouse ‘Big…
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Oct01
A big thank you to Kevin Skies for dedicating Pen To Paper to World's Best Story. You are a true Hero of Literacy Kevin! You can follow Kevin:      https://twitter.com/KevinSkiesMusic http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVg5YSKfkgWxRWFrkzw1eg
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Sep26
Here's a great story of an American librarian who made us sing! "Known to the children in her neighborhood as the Book Lady, Copel opened a library in her home while living on $350 a week. She also turned her bicycle into a mobile book carrier, making house visits for…
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Sep25
Kenneth Culver Johnson, screenwriter, producer and director is best known for the V science fiction franchise as well as The Bionic Woman and The Incredible Hulk. The character of Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman), a professional tennis player starring Lindsay Wagner is nearly killed in a skydiving accident and saved by…
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Sep24
Beatrix Potter, English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist best known for her The Tale of Peter Rabbit children's books was born July 1866 into a wealthy Unitarian family. As children, Beatrix and her brother Bertram would love to observe their numerous small animals they had as pets and would…
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Sep21
Our judge, James Kahn is checking out the top 100 stories. Round 2 voting is now open, and it’s even more fun, YOU are the director – what is the Story’s Blockbuster Potential? And yes, every vote = 1 ticket towards winning the 2000$ Beyond the Rack shopping spree. James…
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Sep17
45 Years of Scooby-Doo by Myron Smith Scooby-Doo has come a long way and had many incarnations. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was written for Hanna-Barbera Productions by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears in 1969. It’s hard to believe it has been 45 years! Scooby Doo is anything…
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Sep15
Exciting News! Year 1 of World's Best Story is a resounding success! Now's your chance to be part of the story, please contribute to our IndieGoGo campaign and let's fight illiteracy together! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gamifying-the-publishing-industry
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Sep12
Sales of Joan Rivers' most recent book, Diary of a Mad Diva, soared in the week following her death on September 4. The book sold 747 copies the week ended August 31, and for the week ended September 7, it sold 5,009 copies—a 570% increase. The memoir has sold nearly…
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Sep11
I just love this image of Daphne, who happens to be World's Best Story's chairman (Marc Benoit) of the board's niece. You are a true Hero Of Literacy Daphne! Keep inspiring others.   http://www.benoit-cote.com/en/
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Sep11
A HUGE thank you to ALL who voted on Round 1. We are thrilled from all your positive feedback finding it fun and original! Round 2 is now officially open, and it's even more fun, YOU are the director - what is the Story's Blockbuster Potential? And yes, every vote…
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Sep08
Extend by Yasuko Furukawa is the Ultimate Floating Book Shelf This creative design called ‘Extend’ is the ultimate floating bookshelf. Other floating book shelves create ‘invisible’ shelving units that can be fixed to your wall. The Extend, however, is far more subtle than that. The white metal shelf can be…
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Sep04
Tana Monteiro is a working mom and an organizer for the Richmond College Prep School. Of course, she wants her son to read. But she finds actually getting him to Richmond’s Main Library to be practically impossible. It’s only open five days a week. It closes its doors, most days,…
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Aug31
A big THANK YOU to ALL who entered their story to the World's Best Story contest! Readers! Voting has officially begun, every vote = 1 ticket towards winning a 2000$ shopping spree complements of our sexy sponsor of literacy Beyond the Rack and a 50$ iTunes card! You are the…
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Aug18
Thrilled to share this interview with international bestselling author and judge for World's Best Story Cheryl Kaye Tardif. 1- What are the ingredients for a blockbuster story to you? To me, a blockbuster must contain the following: an unforgettable story that opens in a way that hooks me either with…
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