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Want to Write for Video Games? 7 Top Tips

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Many writers would like to try their hand at writing for the video games. Here are a few top tips on how to get started.

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From LBF to Pubsmart: Are Publishers & Authors Getting Closer?

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For this week’s @PubPerpsectives #EtherIssue live discussion, Porter Anderson looks at the two de facto camps working today, authors and publishers.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Norbert Uzseka, Hungary

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In our series of Q&A’s with the world’s leading literary agents, we talk to Norbert Uzseka of the Lex Copyright Iroda in Budapest, Hungary.

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Flemish Children’s Books Cross Media Boundaries

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A number of Flemish children’s book publishers have launched cooperations with other creative media industries to create apps, games and storytelling experiences.

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London Book Fair Awards Honor “International Excellence”

London Book Fair diretor Jacks Thomas has put a new spotlight on the international market here in London.

A new fixture of the London Book Fair are international awards for excellence in categories ranging from translation initiatives to digital entrepreneurship.

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HarperCollins Rings in LBF in Traditional Style

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HarperCollins’ annual pre-LBF launch party is an annual mainstay: think Downton Abbey, only with agents and publishers, rather than butlers and footmen.

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London Book Fair: Mind the Digital Gap

In the quiet before London Book Fair's Publishing for Digital Minds opens Monday at London's QEII Centre: The dilemma of how "digital minds" must really work. | Photo: Porter Anderson

This week’s #EtherIssue discussion question asks: How close are publishers to understanding what is really required to be successful in the digital age?

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Where’s the African Chick-Lit?

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Several African publishers are looking to plug a gap in the much-in-demand market for chick lit among African readers.

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On the Demise of Readmill and Secondary Orality

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Corey Pressman of Exprima Media links the closure of Readmill to the evolution of post-print culture, or what Marshall McLuhan called ‘the second orality.’

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Satire Challenges Readers to Laugh At—Or is it With?—Hitler

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Having sold 1.4 million copies in Germany, Timur Vermes’ Look Who’s Back, a satirical novel about the return of Hitler, is hitting UK bookstores this month.

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