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Authors beware: the terrifying world of book stats

By Tom Chatfield  

Jamie: the best of British?

I’m working with moderate desperation to finish a book at the moment (84 days until deadline, and I could swear there are no longer 24 hours in most of them). I say a book, as though writing books is the kind of thing I do all the time; in fact, it’s the book, my first, and for all my experience as an editor it’s a great leap into the unknown. So here’s a sobering thought for those wondering, like…

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