The Unwritten "Laws" of Books

This is a list of norms that we take for granted around books. They are invisible constraints on what books contain, or what they are meant to achieve.

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All the Material in a Book Must Be Original Content Books May Not Share Chapters Books that Are too Long (over 200 pages?) Won’t Sell We Overprotect the Ideas in Books Books Don’t Make It Easy to Talk with Authors or Other Fans Books Don’t Get Updated Much, if at All

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