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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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Download Publishing Perspectives’ London Book Fair Magazine

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Download our London Book Fair magazine on Rights and Licensing, which includes literary agent Q&As, global licensing trends, and perspectives from international companies.

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Read Ahead in London on Sunday!

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Before the London Book Fair kicks off, a book-y gathering of authors, designers, editors, agents, marketing/PR folks, techies, thinkers and others will explore the future of publishing and reading.

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Join Us For The Play’s The Thing’s (and Shakespeare’s) Last Play

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After two-and-a-half years, Publishing Perspectives’ literary blog, The Play’s The Thing, reaches the end of Shakespeare’s oeuvre, with The Two Noble Kinsmen.

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Is Commerce the Key to Building a Billion-Dollar Media Business?

Thrillist founder and CEO Ben Lerer speaks at SXSW 2014

In his talk at SXSW 2014, Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer spoke about his company’s success with e-commerce and how that has changed the way he sees the future of media.

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Publishing Perspectives’ Reading of “The Tempest” Is About to Begin!

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For two years Publishing Perspectives has examined the plays of Shakespeare at The Play’s The Thing. We are approaching the end, with The Tempest.

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Tennessee Public Library to Publish Books with IngramSpark

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A public library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched its own publishing imprint, Academy Park Press, using the IngramSpark platform for distribution and print-on-demand.

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“We cannot come to an end of Shakespeare’s greatest plays…”

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Publishing Perspectives’ Shakespeare reading group, The Play’s the Thing, is nearing the end and, fitting the season, now begins The Winter’s Tale.

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PP’s Shakespeare Book Club: No More Tragedy…It’s Time for Romance

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Publishing Perspective’s epic reading of the complete plays of Shakespeare, The Play’s The Thing. is near the finale. Next up: the romances, starting with Cymbeline.

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A Humorous New Vocabulary for Book Publishing

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At the New York Times’ Drafts blog, comedian Steve Macone offered a helpful, humorous glossary of terms for the modern book business.

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