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Is Your Editor Worth It? Or Not?

Jim Dempsey is an associate editor at NovelGazing.org

If you’re thinking of employing an editor for your novel, take a look at this detailed list to help you decide if the editor is worth it. Or not.

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UK’s Whitefox Serves Publishing By Curating Freelancers

John Bond

Publishers have a growing need for trusted outsourcing and greater access to curated networks of the talented people, says John Bond of Whitefox.

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Jaipur BookMark Estimates Indian Publishing Worth $20 Billion

Jaipur BookMark

Organizers of the Jaipur BookMark estimate the Indian book market is worth $20 billion, while noting that ebook sales were down 20% this past year.

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Burmese Publishing Recovering from Bribery, Turmoil

Bones Will Crow

James Byrne surveys Burmese literature as it has evolved beyond mass censorship, and sees reasons for cautious optimism.

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So You Want to Be a Famous Self-Published Author?

Warren Adler is best known for his novel "The War of the Roses"

Veteran author Warren Adler offers a reality check for would-be authors who believe fame and fortune is just a book away.

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American Book Critics Pick Finalist for NBCC Awards

National Book Cricitcs Circle

The National Book Critics Circle has selected its finalist for this year’s annual book prizes, as well as awards for lifetime achievement and reviewing.

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Atticus Lish’s Superb Tale Re-imagines American Immigration

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In the novel, Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books), author Atticus Lish offers a contemporary American immigration story set in Flushing, Queens.

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How Publishers Can Work with Entrepreneur Authors

Judith Curr is the president and publisher of Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

“We should act like a grown-up and think like a start up,” says Judith Curr of Atria Books when it comes to working with with entrepreneur authors today.

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OUP Bans Pork from Children’s Books

Oxford University Press

The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Oxford University Press has banned sausages and pigs from children’s books in an attempt “to avoid offense.”

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Amazon Says It’s “Healthy” to Give Publishers, Authors Choice

Russ Grandinetti, VP of Kindle Content

Interviewed at DBW, Amazon’s Russ Grandinetti argued that the company’s ecosystem is ‘healthy,’ and aligned with the interests of publishers and authors.

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