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April’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

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Our monthly selection of starred reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books.

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BiblioNasium Wants to Turn Kids Into Book Reviewers

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BiblioNasium, the literary social network for kids, has announced the launch of advanced book review features.

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On the Challenges of Publishing in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, once a comparatively wealthy nation, has struggled to develop under the leadership of Robert Mugabe.

Jane Morris, co-founder of amaBooks, spoke with Fungai Machirori of about the challenges of publishing in Zimbabwe today.

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Exploring the Beginnings of Electronic Literature

Perhaps the first electronic book, but the debate ensues.

At the Guardian, Allison Flood attempts to answer an intriguing question: What was the first ebook?

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Don’t Ask The Librarian at the NYPL: Use Bookish Recommends!

The New York Public Library has teamed with Zola Books for Bookish Recommends

The New York Public Library has launched a new online book recommendation engine powered by Bookish Recommends from New York digital startup Zola Books.

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Five Experts Discuss Asian Translation and Translators


The Asian Review of Books, recently invited 5 experts to discuss translations and the role they play in bringing Asian literature to English-speaking readers.

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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 Polish Noir The Next Big Thing?

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In Poland, crime fiction is becoming ever more popular, with a surge in writers and high quality work. And the taste for Polish noir is catching on elsewhere.

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Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf To Be Published in May

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Nearly 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century classic poem Beowulf will be published this May by HarperCollins UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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How Has Mo Yan’s Nobel Changed China’s Literary Scene?

Mo Yan was the second Chinese author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Interest in Chinese literature was sparked by Mo Yan’s Nobel victory, but fatigue for epic, kitchen sink Chinese novels is setting in among foreign publishers.

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