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Time to Tackle Haruki Murakami’s Monster Novel, 1Q84

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Publishing Perspectives’ online group read of Haruki Murakami, A Wild Murakami Chase, is about to start the big one: 1Q84.

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Murakami Reading Group Continues with Kafka on the Shore

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Publishing Perspectives’ online book club covering the works of Haruki Murakami starts Kafka on the Shore, perhaps the Japanese author’s most beloved novel.

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Noirwich: A New Crime Writing Festival Comes to the Literary City of Norwich

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The city of Norwich will host its first Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, featuring internationally known authors al McDermid, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Eva Dolan, and Meg Abbott.

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Amazon to Launch “Netflix for Ebooks” Subscription Service

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Amazon will likely introduce an ebook subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, in the near future. Subscribers will have access to over 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 per month.

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Murakami Book Club Begins “Wind Up Bird Chronicle”

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Join Publishing Perspectives’ online book club covering the works of Haruki Murkami as we discuss The Wind Up Bird Chronicle.

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Join Us On a Wild Murakami Chase!

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Publishing Perspectives introduces its new online reading group focused on Haruki Murakami, dubbed ‘A Wild Murakami Chase.’ Join us!

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Live Stream: Literary Writers and Digital Disruption

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Tune in here on Friday, May 2 at 1:30 pm EST to watch the Town Hall Debate on literary authors in a digital publishing world, live from The Muse and the Marketplace 2014.

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The Muse’s Town Hall: Writing Literary for Digital

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Porter Anderson goes over panelist viewpoints ahead of the Publishing Perspectives live stream (May 2) of the Muse Town Hall on literary fiction and digital.

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The Muse’s Town Hall: Benjamin Samuel on Literature’s Future

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Porter Anderson has commentary from Electric Literature’s Benjamin Samuel ahead of Friday’s Grub Street Muse Town Hall.

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The Muse’s Town Hall: Jane Friedman on Literary in Digital Times

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Porter Anderson previews the Grub Street Muse Conference Town Hall on literary fiction in digital times; Publishing Perspectives streams it Friday 1:30 p.m. ET.

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