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SacBee – 2012-02-12

Judith Horstman for "Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain," comes to the Avid Reader at the Tower. Judith Horstman for "Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain," will be at the Avid Reader at the Tower.
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Building Buzz with Social Media

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

These days it doesn’t take long to change the face of marketing. According to Tom Dean, senior marketing director in the trade book division at Zondervan, “The game has changed dramatically in the past 18 to 24 months.” That change comes...
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Canongate acquires Meek's '21st-century Anna Karenina'

The Bookseller – 2012-02-10

Canongate editorial director Francis Bickmore has acquired a new novel by James Meek, author of...
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Publishing Community Reacts to Zane Interview

Media Bistro – 2012-02-10

Our interview with erotica pioneer Zane sparked several debates Wednesday. Should authors get higher royalties for handling their own marketing? Does an African-American section in bookstores hinder or help sales? Read the full interview and share...
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Sizzle, Sizzle... Fizzle, Fizzle...

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

The more things change, the more they stay the same”—the old saw describes the state of Christian fiction in 2012. Try to spot inspirational fiction trends for spring, and you could get run over by an Amish buggy. But could the bonnet craze be...
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Cape to publish unfinished Patrick White novel

The Bookseller – 2012-02-09

Jonathan Cape will publish the unfinished novel The Hanging Garden by Australian author Patrick...
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Zane Reveals How She Made Erotica Mainstream

Media Bistro – 2012-02-09

The New York Times bestseller gives her stance on self-publishing and explains why an African-American section in bookstores makes sense. So What Do You Do, Zane, New York Times Bestselling Erotica Author? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best...
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James, Feiyu and Ness to star at LBF

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

Crime writer Peter James, Chinese author and screenwriter Bi Feiyu and children’s writer...
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New signing for 'Etymologicon' author

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

Icon Books has signed a new title by Mark Forsyth, whose book on the origins of words, The...
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Self-published author claims Kindle top spot

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

Self-published crime writer Kerry Wilkinson claimed the top spot in the UK Kindle bestseller...
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Sittenfeld to re-imagine Austen for HarperFiction

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

American author Curtis Sittenfeld has been announced as the latest author to re-create a Jane...
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Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction

Guardian – 2012-02-06

Publishers face secrecy over sales and an absence of industry-wide data to help them plot strategyKindle-owning bibliophiles are furtive beasts. Their shelves still boast classics and Booker winners. But inside that plastic case, other things lurk....
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Self-published author society prepares to launch

The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

A non-profit body representing the interests of self-published authors will launch this spring...
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Apple Scraps Controversial Terms in iBook Author EULA Agreement

PC World – 2012-02-04

Company bows to howls by iBook authors and publishers on restrictions in
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Apple Tweaks iBook Language: Your Content Is Your Content

AllThingsD – 2012-02-04

A couple weeks after introducing its new iBooks Author app, Apple has clarified legal language about what happens to the books users create with the software. Apple continues to insist that users can only sell electronic books in the iBook format...
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Former Grand Central Author Responds to Jamie Raab

Media Bistro – 2012-02-03

"I have no doubt that Grand Central [Publishing] employees work hard, have lots of meetings, and are selective about what they publish," said author J.A. Konrath in response to our interview with GCP's Jamie Raab. "That doesn't mean they're worth...
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Memo to publishers: Remind us why you exist again?

GigaOM – 2012-02-03

As more authors choose to do an end-run around the traditional book industry, publishers are going to have to try harder to defend their continued existence -- self-published author J.A. Konrath says that most are tied to a "broken, outdated and...
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PLR shows focus on crime and kids

The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

Crime and thriller authors, almost all American, make up every one of the top 10 most borrowed...
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Century buys Chatterton crime debut

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Century has acquired two novels in a new procedural crime series by author Ed Chatterton,...
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Digital-only short story trails Fforde novel

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Random House has released the first direct-to-digital fiction title by bestselling author Katie...
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