links for 2010-09-14

  • "A late August news story about a six-year-old boy who was allegedly given a 23-book deal caught the attention of numerous global news outlets and became something of an urban legend. In truth, it was a hoax. The story was a hoax fabricated by the child’s mother, who’d already previously published several books with vanity presses."

    Ah, the silly season.

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