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Canada Reads: Where Celebrities Battle for a Book’s Honor

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Canada Reads, a contest in which 5 celebrities debate various books merits and vote a title off each day on CBC TV, has serious implications for publishers.

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Confessions of a Gay Erotica Writer in the Era of Indie Publishing

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Self-published gay erotica writer M.P. Rey reveals his joy at moving from the dusty shelves of hidden rainbow-flag bookstores to better status on Amazon.

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How a Publishing Podcast Can Change a Book’s Life

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A publishing podcast is about creating intimacy with the reader. It’s not a bullet point or marketing strategy, says Anshuman Idaamsetty of PRH Canada.

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A Photo Essay from the Riyadh International Book Fair

Classic East meets West

Roger Tagholm shares a few of the faces and places he experienced during a visit to the Riyadh International Book Fair (RIBF).

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Survey: Traditional Publishing is for Men, Self-Publishing is for Women

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The Guardian reviews the results of a survey that suggests ‘self-publishing helps women break through the book industry’s glass ceiling.’

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Russia’s Year of Literature Fighting “Toughest Test in Decades”

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Though 2015 is designated the Year of Literature to stimulate reading in Russia, the country’s book industry is facing its toughest test in decades.

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Publishing Perspectives Conference to Share Research on How Millennials Consume Content

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On March 26th, Publishing Perspectives will host a half-day conference with original research from Publishing Technology on how Millennials consume content.

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March 2015: Top Reviews of Self-Published Books from BlueInk Review

Beyond My Dreams

Our March 2015 selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a review of self-published books, includes a memoir from Romanian tennis pro Peter Marmureanu.

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The 5 Finalists for the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

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CODE and the Bocas Lit Fest have announced the finalists for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which honors YA titles by Caribbean authors.

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Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, France

Worldreader Solar

Worldreader now offers solar-powered charging stations for schools and libraries in Africa; France’s Bookeen is developing a new light-powered e-ink device.

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