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Publishing veteran Debra Englander gives an overview of the self-publishing process, followed by a conversation with literary agent Ted Weinstein—who represents Keith Devlin, NPR's Math Guy and author of numerous traditionally published books as well as the self-published title Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years—and publicist Amy Packard about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face.
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French novelist Patrick Modiano wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature; Billy Collins on poetry and leadership; Twin Cities–based bookstore to close; and other news.
Haruki Murakami on the importance of mystery; the National Book Award in Poetry longlist announced; James Patterson donates books to troops; and other news.
New York City bookstore Rizzoli to reopen; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launches line of business books; T. S. Eliot’s summer home for sale; and other news.
Moneyball for books; Hachette responds to Amazon; LeVar Burton kick-starting Reading Rainbow reboot; and other news.
AAR decries Amazon’s treatment of authors; the British Library unveils a new online collection; Ian McEwan’s archive heads to Austin; and other news.
An author faces the threat of arrest after asking to protest; writing fiction helps a start-up; Ralph Ellison’s portrait unveiled in Oklahoma; and other news.
by Melissa Faliveno
One of the few existing literary magazines in translation, Monkey Business is a new journal of Japanese writing, translated into English by founding editors Motoyuki Shibata and Ted Goossen and published annually in the United States and Canada by the Brooklyn-based A Public Space.
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