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Blue Note's 75 years of hot jazz - Spectator.co.uk

Blue Note's 75 years of hot jazz - Spectator.co.uk | Books | Scoop.it
This is a big book, a monumental text with 800 illustrations, 400 of them in colour, to be contemplated more easily on a lectern than in bed, celebrating the 75-year…
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Touching from a Distance: Joy Division and Ian Curtis, review: 'compelling and painful'

Touching from a Distance: Joy Division and Ian Curtis, review: 'compelling and painful' | Books | Scoop.it
Deborah Curtis's memoir offers a counterpoint to Ian's public image, says Oliver Arnoldi
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Meet The Publisher Who Ditched Amazon And Is Selling More Books Than Ever

Meet The Publisher Who Ditched Amazon And Is Selling More Books Than Ever | Books | Scoop.it
How one small publisher ditched Amazon and is having its best year ever.
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Roger Linn: doctor beat

Roger Linn: doctor beat | Books | Scoop.it
The inventor of the first programmable digital drum machine recalls how his creations pushed Stevie Wonder, Dr Dre and Prince to the top of the charts
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What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you - Los Angeles Times

What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you - Los Angeles Times | Books | Scoop.it
Reuters Blogs What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you Los Angeles Times That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be paying for an e-book; Amazon says the...
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DRM Performs Another Miracle, Turns Purchased Childrens Books Into Nothing At All | Techdirt

DRM Performs Another Miracle, Turns Purchased Childrens Books Into Nothing At All | Techdirt | Books | Scoop.it
An anonymous Techdirt reader sends in the now-unsurprising news that another publisher and its DRM are declaring customers' purchased e-goods null and void. This time it's Scholastic, publisher of many youth and teen titles, as well as the...
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Creative Types From Manolo Blahnik to Milton Glaser on Their Favorite Writing and Drawing Instruments

Creative Types From Manolo Blahnik to Milton Glaser on Their Favorite Writing and Drawing Instruments | Books | Scoop.it
In addition to drafting up love letters to mechanical pencils, paintbrushes and Sharpies, a set of authors, designers and artists illustrated the objects they trust and use the most.
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Blue Note changed my life: 16 artists pick their favourite Blue Note records of all time

Blue Note changed my life: 16 artists pick their favourite Blue Note records of all time | Books | Scoop.it
The Vinyl Factory is an independent British company that collaborates with musicians and artists to create ultra-premium handmade limited editions and accompanying exhibitions.
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Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report

Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report | Books | Scoop.it
Hugh Howey says his study, based on calculation of Amazon sales, shows 'real progress' for authors who have chosen to go it alone
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Fantoche animation festival prepares for September – Creative Digest

Fantoche animation festival prepares for September – Creative Digest | Books | Scoop.it
Organisers of Fantoche, Switzerland’s annual animation festival, have revealed that 1,298 films have been submitted from 73 countries, including 91 films from Switzerland, the festival’s home country. This represents a huge success for the festival and its director Annette Schindler, not...
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The Strange and Fruitful Relationship Between Literature and Metal - Flavorwire

The Strange and Fruitful Relationship Between Literature and Metal - Flavorwire | Books | Scoop.it
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Still, although they can spoon in the sack, it's safe to say that metal and literature do make strange bedfellows.
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The Biggest Music Streaming Service You've Never Heard Of

The Biggest Music Streaming Service You've Never Heard Of | Books | Scoop.it
Deezer reaches 182 countries by targeting specific regional tastes. Is the U.S. next?
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Interview with Herbie Hancock on his new memoir 'Possibilities' - Examiner.com

Interview with Herbie Hancock on his new memoir 'Possibilities' - Examiner.com | Books | Scoop.it
Herbie Hancock began playing the piano at the age of seven, achieved worldwide stardom in his twenties as part of Miles Davis’ Second Great Quintet in the 1960s
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“All you need is a basement, a flashing light, and some good pills”: Terry Farley on the history of house

“All you need is a basement, a flashing light, and some good pills”: Terry Farley on the history of house | Books | Scoop.it
All week on FACT, we’re celebrating #RaveWeek.
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An Artist Visualizes The Terrifying, Dystopian Metropolises Of Tomorrow | The Creators Project

An Artist Visualizes The Terrifying, Dystopian Metropolises Of Tomorrow | The Creators Project | Books | Scoop.it
Let Michael Kerbow take you on a tour of our future cities (if everything goes wrong).
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You Can Drum But You Can't Hide

You Can Drum But You Can't Hide | Books | Scoop.it
Spending an unlikely 11 years in The Fall and hooking up with his old mate Ian Brown during his solo days, You Can Drum But You Can’t Hide reflects on a life driven by a passion for playing.
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Rufus Wainwright: 'Miley and Madonna was one of the most horrifying things I've ever seen'

Rufus Wainwright: 'Miley and Madonna was one of the most horrifying things I've ever seen' | Books | Scoop.it
The singer-songwriter talks to Michael Cragg about his renewed love for Obama, lyrical oversharing and how he has no memory of his guest appearance in Absolutely Fabulous
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Why we need literature to remember the first world war

Why we need literature to remember the first world war | Books | Scoop.it

Teenage site member alannahbee argues that we need literature, not facts and figures, to help young people fully understand that the war was fought by people just like them

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The Week’s Best Trailers: Giant Grizzly Bears and a Little Light BDSM | Underwire | WIRED

The Week’s Best Trailers: Giant Grizzly Bears and a Little Light BDSM | Underwire | WIRED | Books | Scoop.it
This week at the trailer house, we get so many random goodies it's like a care package from your most eccentric aunt.
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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 51, Joseph Heller

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 51, Joseph Heller | Books | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers. (“I felt that very few authors had anything to say. What was important to me was ‘What does it do?
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Publishers Should Start Selling eBooks on Bittorrent

Publishers Should Start Selling eBooks on Bittorrent | Books | Scoop.it
Decentralized technologies like BitTorrent allow people to share books, films, music and pictures. The essence is software allows people download a file
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Elvis Presley, 1954: ‘That’s All Right’ Lights the Rock ‘n’ Roll Spark | LIFE | TIME.com

Elvis Presley, 1954: ‘That’s All Right’ Lights the Rock ‘n’ Roll Spark | LIFE | TIME.com | Books | Scoop.it
On the 60th anniversary of the release of his first single, LIFE presents a selection of pictures of the young Elvis in 1954 and 1955.
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Javier Marias: 'There are seven reasons not to write novels (and one to write ... - The Independent

Javier Marias: 'There are seven reasons not to write novels (and one to write ... - The Independent | Books | Scoop.it
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If Mad Max Were a Brilliant Architect, Here’s What He’d Build | Design | WIRED

If Mad Max Were a Brilliant Architect, Here’s What He’d Build | Design | WIRED | Books | Scoop.it
It’s hard to know what’s real and what’s fake inside the worlds Justin Plunkett creates.
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