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by Shelly Oria
The Practical Writer
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.
Dundee International Book Prize winner announced; Dylan Thomas’s reputation in Wales; Maryland bookstore donates to international charities; and other news.
by Michael Bourne
“I wasn’t going to begin again, having stopped, apparently, and started up again, foolishly, too many times already, attempting to write about my family and Spring Hope and myself there with them and later there without them.” It Will End With Us (Coffee House Press, November 2014) by Sam Savage. Fifth book, novel. Agent: None. Editor: Chris Fischbach. Publicist: Amelia Foster.
Rushdie shares PEN Pinter Award with imprisoned Syrian activist; Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano and his work; little-known punctuation marks; and other news.
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.
Banned Books Week continues; George Bernard Shaw's garden spade unearthed; the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association takes aim at Amazon; and other news.
National Book Award in Fiction longlist announced; Terrance Hayes on music in poetry; Alison Bechdel to write memoir on fitness fads; 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.
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