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Twitter invites writers to think beyond 140 characters

Twitter invites writers to think beyond 140 characters | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Twitter’s Fiction Festival is less about fiction and more about publishing.
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New Book From Oprah Winfrey Is ‘What I Know for Sure’

New Book From Oprah Winfrey Is ‘What I Know for Sure’ | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
The book is adapted from a regular column Ms. Winfrey writes for her magazine. It set for release in September.
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Why the hell are publishers reducing children's books to pink or blue status? - Telegraph

Why the hell are publishers reducing children's books to pink or blue status? - Telegraph | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Alice Vincent, an avid reader, is dismayed by the growing trend for gender-specific books. Imagine if Roald Dahl had marketed his tomes in such a reductive fashion, millions of kids could have missed out on some of his most 'flushbuckling' tales
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Shortlists revealed for the 30th annual B.C. Book Prizes

Shortlists revealed for the 30th annual B.C. Book Prizes | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
The winner selected in each of the seven categories will be announced at a May 3 gala event.
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Why I Made My Latest Book Available For Free

Why I Made My Latest Book Available For Free | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Books cost money to buy because they cost money to make. Everything flows from this. Or, it used to. Now, everything is different. The book publishing world is radically changed from even three years ago. My first book, Gold: the Once and Future Money (2007), was picked up by a major [...]
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Hachette Hires Penguin Random House Exec Mauro DiPreta as Publisher of New Hachette Books | Digital Book World

Hachette Hires Penguin Random House Exec Mauro DiPreta as Publisher of New Hachette Books | Digital Book World | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Related: Hachette Books is made up mostly of the former Hyperion list. -- Disney Sells Hyperion Adult List to Hachette -- Hachette Beefs up Hyperion Staff
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The Black Box | #BestRead

The Black Box | #BestRead | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Book Information Author: Captain Terrance W. MacDonald Title: THE BLACK BOX "Dead Pilots Don't Talk" City: Bloomington Book Publisher: Xlibris LLC ISBN: 978-1-47975-304-8 Published: 2/5/2013 Format...
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Xlibris Weekend Recap: 32 Stories You Might Have Missed

Xlibris Weekend Recap: 32 Stories You Might Have Missed | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Get the skinny on a variety of self-publishing news! Xlibris gives you a recap of author features, writing tips, literary events, Xlibris promos, and more to guide your way to self-publishing succe...
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Check out Xlibris Publishing Weekend Recap: 32 Stories You Might Have Missed http://xlibrispublishing.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/xlibris-weekend-recap-32-stories-you-might-have-missed/

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2013 Winners New England Book Festival

2013 Winners New England Book Festival | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
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Xlibris Author Sarah Kennedy Wins Multiple Literary Awards

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Digital publishing: How it will evolve in 2014 and beyond

Digital publishing: How it will evolve in 2014 and beyond | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
The future of publishing is entering a new golden era that will make publishing available to more people. Twitter, new long-form content distributers and an increase in digital ad spending will support this new era.
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5 Key Trends in Self-Publishing for 2014 | Mediashift | PBS

5 Key Trends in Self-Publishing for 2014 | Mediashift | PBS | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Click the image for the full series.Photo illustration by wildfox76 via Flickr Creative Commons.
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Predictions For Book Publishing In 2014: Cutting-Room Floor Edition

Predictions For Book Publishing In 2014: Cutting-Room Floor Edition | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
For the third year in a row, I took time in December to speak with about a dozen ebook and digital publishing influencers about the year that was and their predictions of what might happen in the ebook and digital publishing industry in 2014.
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Check It Out: The First-Ever 3D-Printed Book Cover | TIME.com

Check It Out: The First-Ever 3D-Printed Book Cover | TIME.com | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
The limited edition of 'On Such a Full Sea' brings publishing into the future (or, rather, one possible future)
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"What I like about this project is that it re-introduces the idea of the book as an art object," said Lee. "Content is what's most important, but this [3D edition] is a book with a physical presence, too. Of course I hope what's inside is kinetic, but the physical thing isn't normally meant to be. This edition feels as if it's kinetic, that it has some real movement to it. It's quite elegant as well."

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Amazon Publishing Grows to Include German Language Titles

Amazon Publishing Grows to Include German Language Titles | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Amazon's traditional publishing arm Amazon Publishing announced an exciting new feature today, stating that it will begin publishing German-language books
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The real reason Wendy Doniger’s book on Hindus was banned in India: It’s not boring enough

The real reason Wendy Doniger’s book on Hindus was banned in India: It’s not boring enough | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
There has been much hand-wringing in India about Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History. Scholars and intellectuals across the board are critical and worried about Penguin’s decision to withdraw the book and pulp the remaining copies. The latest twist in the tale is the notice served to Aleph Book Company, the publisher of...
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Advice to the Self-Publisher

Advice to the Self-Publisher | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Last week, I gave an interview to Inkspokes, a website dedicated to independent authors and their readers.  The interviewer, Nelson Suit, who is a writer as well as one of the editors at Inkspokes, asked me a number of questions about my own exp...
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Théodora Armstrong, Janie Chang among B.C. Book Prizes short listed authors

Théodora Armstrong, Janie Chang among B.C. Book Prizes short listed authors | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
The short lists for the B.C. Book Prizes are being announced today.
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Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards to publish book for kids

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards  to publish book for kids | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
The book tells the story of how Richards was first introduced to music by his grandfather.
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S. Arabia confiscates Islamist publisher’s books at fair - DAWN.COM

S. Arabia confiscates Islamist publisher’s books at fair - DAWN.COM | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
RIYADH: Saudi authorities have closed the stall of an Islamist publisher at the annual book fair and confiscated all...
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India's tough defamation, public order laws fell another book

MUMBAI, India — The Hindu epic "Ramayana" features a 10-headed villain, a magical golden deer and the flying monkey god Hanuman. But when an American religion scholar described the canonical poem as fictional, some religious conservatives were shocked.
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London Book Festival : 2013 LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL WINNERS

London Book Festival : 2013 LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL WINNERS | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL NAMES HISTORICAL NOVEL FOR TOP HONORS
LONDON_ The historical fiction novel 'Beyond - Popham Colony: The First English Settlement in New England' by R. deVillers Seymour (Maine Au
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Xlibris Author Sarah Kennedy Wins Multiple Literary Awards

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The Bestselling Comic Book of 2013 Was … | TIME.com

The Bestselling Comic Book of 2013 Was … | TIME.com | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
The Walking Dead issue #115, was the best-selling comic of 2013, according to rankings released by Diamond Comic Distributors. The issue, created by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, marked the zombie comic’s 10th anniversary.
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Book News: Steve Jobs Biographer Asks Internet To Help Edit New Book

Book News: Steve Jobs Biographer Asks Internet To Help Edit New Book | Book Publisher News | Scoop.it
Also: Journalist and author Simon Hoggart has died; the best books coming out this week.
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