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Want a Job in Publishing? Why Not Publish Your Resume as a Book

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Andy Reynolds, former VP of marketing & publicity for a visual book publisher, is on a job hunt — so he showcased his expertise in the format he knew best.

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Published a Russian Translation? Academia Rossica Prize Deadline is Dec. 1

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Academia Rossica, which supports the promotion of Russian literature, is soliciting manuscripts for its translation prize. The closing date for submissions is December 1.

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Publishing Perspectives Shakespeare Group Starts “Coriolanus”

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Before Publishing Perspectives’ epic reading of Shakespeare, The Play’s The Thing, moves to the romances of his late career, we have one last tragic stop to make: Coriolanus.

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McDonald’s Happy Meal Kids Book Giveaways: Then and Now

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McDonalds is giving away 20 million copies of four original children’s books about nutrition, while a similar giveaway in the 1970s focused on classics. Are our cultural priorities changing?

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Children’s Books: To Delight or to Instruct?

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A new exhibition at the New York Public Library is dedicated to why children’s books. In The Smart Set, Paula Marantz Cohen writes more about how influential children’s books are.

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Books in Browsers IV: Why We Should Not Imitate Snowfall

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At Books in Browsers, NYT digital designer Allen Tan urged content creators to first understand the underlying principles before jumping in to a project like Snow Fall.

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Books in Browsers IV: The Rise of the Reader

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At Books in Browsers 2013, the summit kicked off with several discussions about how readers, both as consumers and creators of content, are transforming the book publishing industry.

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Watch the Books in Browsers IV Live Stream

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Tune in to this year’s Books in Browsers conference live from San Francisco. Books in Browsers is a summit for the next generation of publishing companies exploring the digital future of reading online.

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Celebrates Marcel Proust

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The New York Review of Books 50th anniversary edition of ‘Swann’s Way’ features an interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer celebrating Proust’s book.

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FutureBook Shortlists Five for “Most Inspiring Digital Person”

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Otis Chandler, Richard Nash, Dominique Raccah, Charlie Redmayne, John Sargent are the five personalities in the running for FutureBooks’ Most Inspiring Digital Person.

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