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Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers

Thomas Jefferson

The NYT writes “slimmed-down, simplified and sometimes sanitized editions” of best-selling nonfiction has become a hit with YA readers.

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Lemony Snicket Rallies Support for Indie Bookstores

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler suggests that authors should pick an independent bookstore close to where they live and sign books for them to sell.

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McSweeney’s New Business Model: Nonprofit

McSweeney's

Writing for SF Gate, John McMurtie reports that the San Francisco based publishing house McSweeney’s will become a nonprofit.

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The First Palestine Comics Festival Opens

palestine-comics

In a region that is not lacking in dark humor, the first Palestine Comics festival kicks off today in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

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Australia’s Richard Flanagan Wins Man Booker Prize

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Though this was the first year that Americans competed, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to an Australian, for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation

Patrick Modiano

While new Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano has been translated into 37 languages, English-language editions of his books are hard to find

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Moroccans Finally Make a Stand in Frankfurt

morocco stand frankfurt 2014

Working in multiple language and genres, twelve publishers from Morocco exhibited together at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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New Faces in Frankfurt: Publisher Snapshots from Around the World

Sulaiman Abedowale

What are publishers doing in Namibia, Jordan, Senegal and Indonesia? We interview four publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair to find out.

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Patrick Modiano Wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature

Gallimard Foreign Rights Director, Anne-Solange Noble, celebrates Patrick Modiano's 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Gallimard and publishers around the world celebrate Patrick Modiano’s 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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“Bridging” Books and Bloggers at Headline UK

Ben Willis of Headline UK speaks at the Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club, publishers gathered to discuss their latest marketing initiatives, among them was Headline UK’s Bookbridgr system for liaising with book bloggers.

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