Author Archives: Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives, responsible for children’s publishing and media. He’s also the author of more than 30 YA biographies and histories for Chelsea House publishers, a restaurant critic, and a literary blogger.

National Readathon Day on January 24th!

National Readathon Day

National Readathon Day encourages readers to sit with a book on Saturday, January 24th to help raise money for literacy efforts in the United States.

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“Slash Fiction” Thrives in China, Despite Government Crackdowns

Copies of Japanese boys’ love novels seized during the raid in Henan Province.

China’s crack down “slash fiction” and pornographic graphic novels hasn’t stifled the flow of material or its popularity.

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HarperCollins Tests Bundling Packs With Australian Booksellers

Ebook bundling

The Bookseller notes that HarperCollins Australia and Kobo have teamed with two indie Australian booksellers to sell print and digital titles together.

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Steve Cole on Writing About Young James Bond

Steve Cole

We talk to Steve Cole, author of Shoot to Kill, the first Young Bond novel in 6 years, about channeling the iconic hero, James Bond, as a young man.

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What Bookers and Bestsellers Have in Common: Bad Sex

Richard Flanagan shows off his 2014 Man Booker Prize. He might yet win another, less prestigious, award...

Richard Flanagan and Haruki Murakami head the shortlist for this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award, given out by The Literary Review in the UK.

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Will the Miami Book Fair Become Must-See TV?

Miami Book FAir

PBS will live-stream three days of events from this month’s Miami Book Fair. Will it become appointment viewing for the mass market?

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Random House Kids Acquires Now I’m Reading! Platform

Now I'm Reading

Random House Children’s Books has acquired Now I’m Reading! a step-by-step series that guides beginning readers through to independent reading.

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Haruki Murakami Receives Welt Literature Prize

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is the first Japanese author to win the Welt Literature Prize of 10,000 euros. Join our reading group to discuss Murakami’s literary works.

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An Interview With Alain Mabanckou


Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou discusses his work and how immigrating to America impacted his writing.

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World Literature Today: 25 Novels That Inspired the World


World Literature Today asked 25 writers to nominate the one book that had the most influence on their writing or way of seeing the world.

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