When it comes to professional book production, the interior formatting is absolutely critical. Whether the pages have two columns or one column, the type and size of font that's used, the spacing... all of that is very important.
With Game of Thrones airing its final season, riveting political sagas animating our TV screens, Tiger Woods achieving new heights in a career filled with milestones, and tragic and compelling news stories being broadcast from around the world... are people still reading?
Let's pause a moment to pay homage to 12 authors (or folks who otherwise contributed to the written word) who passed in 2018. Of course, this is nowhere near an exhaustive list, so add tributes to those who meant the most to you in the comments section.
Reading makes you smarter. But it's not just book smarts. Reading — and reading fiction, in particular — helps develop one's capacity for empathy, self-reflection, and theory of mind.