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July 3, 2013, 12:51 p.m.
LINK: www.poynter.org  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   July 3, 2013

At Poynter, Anna Li looks at the effort:

Lynn Liedman wakes up every morning looking for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She’s been a loyal subscriber for years, but it wasn’t until this summer that she really got hooked.

She’s not reading for news. Instead, Liedman eagerly flips to the Variety section to read “Giving up the Ghost,” a novel split into bite-sized segments.

“I just like the idea of having a little bit every day to look forward to reading,” Liedman said by phone. “The next day, the paper comes and it’s like, ‘Oh what’s going to happen today?'”

Newspaper editors: There’s a novelist in your circulation area with a good-enough manuscript who will be happy to take anything more than a $0 advance for it.

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