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Man Booker Shortlist Features 3 Brits, 2 Americans, 1 Aussie

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Three Brits, two Americans, one Aussie make the cut for this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist, the first year non-Commonwealth authors have been eligible.

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Publishing in Finland: Leena Majander-Reenpää, Publisher, WSOY

Leena Majander-Reenpää is the publisher of WSOY in Finland

Leena Majander-Reenpää is the publisher of WSOY, one of the leading Finnish publishers dating back to the 19th century. Find out about the latest authors, bestsellers and digital publishing projects from WSOY.

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Why Don’t Publishers Fact Check Memoirs More Closely?

The author's claim to  having been a child prostitute turned out to be bogus.

Writing for The Atlantic, Kate Newman wonders why memoirs aren’t fact-checked more closely and questions whether a lack of resources is really to blame.

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What a Typical Week Looks Like at One UK Literary Agency

Andrew Lownie

UK literary agency Andrew Lownie outlines the range of activities he is involved with in a typical agency week, from the mundane and routine, to the offbeat and extraordinary.

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

The darkest side of Saturn

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about a doomsday Cassandra and a guide to overcoming concussions without drugs.

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Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit? (Continued)

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At Asymptote, Mahmud Rahman discusses why South Asian literary translation is hamstrung by a lack of institutional support and a dearth of competent translators.

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Updated Frankfurt Book Fair Guide to Authors in Spanish

Spanish Language Frankfurt Guide for Authors

An updated version of our Authors Guide to the Frankfurt Book Fair is available in Spanish, thanks to Dosdoce, The Spanish Digital Link, and Actualidad Editorial. Download it here.

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Author Malorie Blackman on Diversity in Children’s Books

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UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children’s books, noting that ‘books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others.’

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Creating and Finding Media Opportunities for Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

There are so many publicity options and opportunities that they can be overwhelming. Here is a strategy for taking on the challenge.

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Neal Pollack Speaks Out in Defense of Amazon

Neal Pollack

In an article on Slate called In Defense of Amazon, author Neal Pollack thanks the much criticized company for resuscitating his career, arguing Amazon is a lifeline for writers.

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