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On the “Rediscovery” of Novelist John Williams

Stoner Square

The Los Angeles Review of Books looks at the rediscovery of the novelist John Williams, whose book, Stoner, has become a surprise global bestseller.

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Profiteers vs. Publishers

Ursula K. Le Guin

On winning the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Ursula K. Le Guin called on authors to remember the art of writing, not just the commercial value.

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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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November 2014 Top Self-published Book Reviews from BlueInk Review


The November 2014 selection of self-published book reviews from BlueInk Review includes paranormal fiction, young adult fiction, self-help and health.

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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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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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Sainsbury’s Finalists for Ebooks of the Year 2014

Sainsbury's ebooks of the year

The UK retail chain Sainsbury’s has opened voting for its eBooks of the Year prize, with several international names shortlisted.

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Recent Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

BlueInk Review

BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, reviews its top books for October 2014.

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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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