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2014 IMPAC Dublin Award Shortlist Announced

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Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries.

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Wikipedia: The Book?

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NPR reports that a German-based group called PediaPress is raising money to publish a print edition of all of Wikipedia’s 4.5 million articles.

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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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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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