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Interesting news items, links, videos and cool stuff related to book publishing.

Why “Gone Girl?” Why Not “Gone Woman?”

The Girl on the Train

When it comes to titling fiction why is there such a preference for the word “girl” over “woman”?

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Amazon Pursues Education Market with Kindle Textbook Creator

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Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.

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American Book Critics Pick Finalist for NBCC Awards

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The National Book Critics Circle has selected its finalist for this year’s annual book prizes, as well as awards for lifetime achievement and reviewing.

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Infographic: Future of Library and Information Science Jobs

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What does the future of Library and Information Science look like? What do patrons expect from libraries? This infographic from USC has some answers.

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Books That Get Us Excited: The World Between Two Covers

The World Between Two Covers

Blogger Ann Morgan read 197 books—one from each UN recognized nation plus Taiwan—and her work has now been compiled into a new book to be published in May.

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Samsung Announced as Innovation Partner at Frankfurt Book Fair

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Samsung will be Innovation Partner at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair and help showcase technology solutions and unique content experiences for the book publishing industry.

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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

Kafka on the Shore

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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