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Author C.J. Daugherty on Adapting Books for the Web

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Author CJ Daugherty discusses the release Night School the Web Series based on her bestselling YA novels — the first of its kind in the UK.

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Who Are African Books For?

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Author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani questions the power Western publishers have to dictate the way African books are presented to and read by the world.

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December 2014 Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

Angelina's Secret

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, includes several nonfiction titles in history, science and more.

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The Strange Beauty of Murkami’s “The Strange Library”

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The hardcover edition of Haruki Murakami’s new short novel, The Strange Library, earned raves for both the text and the design.

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Finding a New Way to Bring Shakespeare to YA Readers

Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is using Pentian to crowdfund the publication of his new YA series on Shakespeare, based on his Publishing Perspectives reading group

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Major Award to Honor African Literature Written in Kiswahili

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A major new award, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, was announced earlier this month at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Nigeria.

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On the “Rediscovery” of Novelist John Williams

Stoner Square

The Los Angeles Review of Books looks at the rediscovery of the novelist John Williams, whose book, Stoner, has become a surprise global bestseller.

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Profiteers vs. Publishers

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On winning the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Ursula K. Le Guin called on authors to remember the art of writing, not just the commercial value.

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National Readathon Day on January 24th!

National Readathon Day

National Readathon Day encourages readers to sit with a book on Saturday, January 24th to help raise money for literacy efforts in the United States.

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November 2014 Top Self-published Book Reviews from BlueInk Review

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The November 2014 selection of self-published book reviews from BlueInk Review includes paranormal fiction, young adult fiction, self-help and health.

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