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From the Scholarly Kitchen, two well-established writers going in different directions. One, thriller novelist Barry Eisler, spurned a $500,000 advance in favor of self-publishing. The other, Amanda Hocking, who specializes in the young-adult paranormal genre, is signing with St. Martin's Press after self-publishing nine wildly successful books. Plus more on Hocking's move from the New Yorker and the New York Times.