self-publishing

Saudi Novelist Turki al-Hamad Arrested for Tweets, Philip Roth is Not on Twitter, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
12.26.12

A Saudi novelist, Turki al-Hamad, was reportedly arrested in the Saudi kingdom after questioning Islamic fundamentalism via Twitter; Carolyn Kellogg, Michael Schaub, Roxane Gay, and other book critics discuss their ten favorite books of 2012; Gawker created a list of "least important writers"; and other news.

Britain Names First Storyteller Laureate, B&N Looks Overseas, and More

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Adrian Versteegh
11.2.09

Nearly two thousand publishers are heading to Mexico this month for what organizers say is the world’s largest Spanish-language book fair; a prequel is in the works for the late Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot novels; Scholastic has pulled a title from its elementary school book fairs after the author refused to rewrite a same-sex couple as heterosexual; and other news.

Age Discrimination Lawsuit, Junot Diaz as Guest DJ, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
9.6.12

Former publicist Marilyn Ducksworth is suing Penguin alleging age discrimination; Evan Hughes examines the murder case that captured the public's imagination and resulted in several books, including Errol Morris's new A Wilderness of Error; Peter Osnos looks at the burgeoning industry of self-publishing; and other news.

Remembering Nora Ephron, Sandusky Replaced with Poet, and More

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Evan Smith Rakoff
6.27.12

Nora Ephron, author of the best-selling novel, Heartburn, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, passed away yesterday in New York City; a consortium of California library systems is working out an agreement with self-publishing platform Smashwords; Bloomberg reports Google will unveil a tablet device at its developers conference in San Francisco; and other news.

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