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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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Hatchet Job award goes to Cunningham takedown

CBC – 2012-02-08

A critic who accused a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist of scattering literary allusions like 'tin cans tied to a tricycle' has won a prize for the year's most lacerating book review.
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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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Graphic Canon: Comics Meet the Classics

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-03

In what looks to be the graphic publishing literary event of the year, Seven Stories Press will publish the first volume of the Graphic Canon: Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons in April, the first of a three-volume anthology of graphic...
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Bloomsbury launches high-flying Circus

The Bookseller – 2012-01-27

Bloomsbury is to launch a new literary imprint, Bloomsbury Circus, to accommodate its expanding...
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McDevitt joins Jenny Brown Associates

The Bookseller – 2012-01-26

Bob McDevitt, previously publisher of Hachette Scotland, has joined leading Scottish literary...
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'Big new trends' needed, say agents

The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

Reinvention is set to be a key trend for 2012, with top literary agents saying they are on the...
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Abrams made director of Jewish Book Week

The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

Journalist and TV researcher Hester Abrams has been appointed to the role of director of literary...
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Is Coriolanus Shakespeare’s Greatest Tragedy?

Slate – 2012-01-21

In 1919, T.S. Eliot published an essay that elevates literary contrarianism to heights that have rarely been equaled. The central argument of “Hamlet and His Problems,” which first appeared in the Athenaeum and was later collected in The Sacred...
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Mosse and Armitstead join The Literary Conference

The Bookseller – 2012-01-18

Kate Mosse, Hari Kunzru and the Guardian’s literary editor Claire Armitstead are to...
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Faber's Ellis to join Literary Platform

The Bookseller – 2012-01-12

Joanna Ellis, former marketing director at Faber, is to join The Literary Platform as associate...
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"Unprecedented" seven make Man Asian shortlist

The Bookseller – 2012-01-11

An "unprecedented" seven novels have been shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary...
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Stephen Fry to judge Literary Platform comp

The Bookseller – 2012-01-10

TV presenter Stephen Fry is to judge an international competition, launched by literature and...
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Publishers pick their wishes and misses of 2012

The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

The Good Muslim, The Marriage Plot and Go the F**k to Sleep are among the books literary...
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Carrère wins first French "prize of prizes"

The Bookseller – 2011-12-19

The first annual literary ‘prize of prizes’ has been awarded to Emmanuel Carrè...
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Head of Zeus makes fiction buy

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's...
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Head of Zeus makes first fiction buy

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

Literary agent Fiona Spencer Thomas has sold a thriller by Alex Churton to Anthony Cheetham's...
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Bloomsbury Institute enters reader events market

The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

Bloomsbury has set up a literary events arm called Bloomsbury Institute, hosting literary salons...
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Guterson takes Bad Sex award

The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

David Guterson's reimagining of the Oedipus myth, Ed King, has won the Literary Review Bad...
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Andrew Rashbass: 'The biggest reason we're successful is that we are lucky'

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Economist's chief executive explains how a mistake transformed his website and why he is relaxed about losing print salesAndrew Rashbass, the chief executive of the Economist group, starts by putting it down to good fortune. That's not the financial...
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