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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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G’day! New Aussie/Kiwi Literary Festival Sets Sail in London

Australian expat Jon Slack of Amphora Arts — which also runs the South Asia Festival — organized the new event.

London’s new Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts had a glamorous, clever launch on Monday. It takes place May 29-June 1, 2014.

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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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