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Ebooks are unfamiliar waters for digital pirates, according to UK survey

Publishing sector has the lowest level of illegal downloads in the entertainment industry, with book piracy at half the rate of copyright theft in film and musicFor publishers, fresh from winning a landmark ruling forcing internet service providers to block illegal ebook download sites in Russia... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Go Set a Watchman launch excitement builds ahead of publication

Harper Lee’s unexpected companion novel to To Kill a Mockingbird has bookshops readying for huge salesRead the first chapterListen to an extract read by Reese WitherspoonFirst chapter review: A beguiling journey into the pastSix months ago, it was a book the literary world would have laughed off... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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No men allowed: publisher accepts novelist's 'year of women' challenge

Small press And Other Stories will produce no books by men in 2018 in answer to Kamila Shamsie’s call for direct action to beat gender bias in publishingSmall press And Other Stories has answered author Kamila Shamsie’s provocative call for a year of publishing women to redress “gender bias” in... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #prize-winning novels #booker prize #novelist made #literary world #direct action #kamila shamsie #small press #male authors


BEA 2015: Celebrating Hijuelos—His Work Lives On

The sudden death of Oscar Hijuelos at age 62 in October 2013 was a shock to the literary world. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Death of Ion Trewin

Ion Trewin, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, has died. Trewin was diagnosed with cancer in October last year. His death today (8th April) was announced by the trustees of the Booker Prize Foundation. Jonathan Taylor, chair of the trustees of the Booker Prize Foundation, said:... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers bypass literary agents to discover bestseller talent

Cutting out the middlemen of the literary world can lead to the discovery of acclaimed authors such as Andrea BennettPublishers are playing literary agents at their own game, seeking out new talent for themselves and cutting out the industry’s powerful middlemen.Executives within HarperCollins,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Foundation selects '5 Under 35'

Authors such as Phil Klay and Valeria Luiselli were selected by past National Book Award winners as rising stars in the literary world. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ice Bucket Challenge comes to the literary world

The Ice Bucket Challenge, created to raise awareness of ALS, was taken by such book world figures as author Stephen King, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and author and indie bookstore supporter Stephen Colbert. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Audio Book Club Meets Karl Ove

This month, Dan Kois, David Haglund, and New York Times Book Review editor Parul Sehgal discuss My Struggle: Book One, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-book autobiographical epic. Can the endless accretion of detail a masterpiece make? Would people respond differently to this... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2014-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ireland’s Publishing Strength is in Tradition, Small Presses

Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, the chair of Irish PEN, outlines how Ireland continues to punch above its weight in the literary world. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' is the newest bestseller to weather backlash

In a cycle seemingly as old as the literary world itself, Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now the subject of criticism after first experiencing major success. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Issues on the Ether: The Literary Elitism Question

Setting up Wednesday's #EtherIssue debate on Twitter, Porter Anderson looks at recent writing on perceptions of elitism in the literary world. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Writers attack 'overrated' Anglo-American literature at Jaipur festival

Xiaolu Guo warns that English-language mainstream has warped a broader 'reading habit', on panel with Jhumpa Lahiri and Jonathan FranzenAmerican literature is "massively overrated", the award-winning author and film-maker Xiaolu Guo told the Jaipur literature festival – and fellow panellist and... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?

PEN American Center's report "Chilling Effects," offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world.PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pulitzer Prize: huge sales neither required nor guaranteed

After winning the highest honor in the literary world, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners have seen sales increases – but so far the numbers are pretty tiny. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E L James as 'Publishing Person of the Year' draws outcry from literary world

Publishers Weekly faces controversy after naming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author E L James 'Publishing Person of the Year' for 2012. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Can Fraudulent Writers Ever Be Redeemed?

Can fraudulent writers, aka Johah Lehrer, ever be forgiven? Or should they simply be cast into permanent exile from the literary world? Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Does the literary world need a women-only prize?

The Rosalind Prize for Fiction – named for Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' heroine – follows awards like Australia's women-only Stella Prize and the U.K.'s Orange Prize. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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