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11 Most Outrageous Book Deals

Posted 10.08.2012 | Books

Lena Dunham's book deal is the talk of the industry. The 26-year-old creator and star of HBO series "Girls" has apparently sold her unwritten essa...

Losing My Book Advance Taught Me to Write

Josh Axelrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Josh Axelrad

I was given a large book advance in 2005. This didn't sit well with me. It wasn't writerly, I felt, simply to be handed money without having struggled. My reaction was to gamble for about a year.