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German-language Authors Join in Battle Against Amazon

Austrian Nobel Prize-winner Elfriede Jelinek is among the signatories of the "anti-Amazon" letter.

Austrian, Swiss and German authors have sent an open letter of protest to Amazon, protesting the use of ‘authors and their books as a bargaining chip to exact deeper discounts.’

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Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit?

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For translations of South Asian literature to become more prevalent in the US, there needs to be a breakthrough, surprise hit, writes Mahmud Rahman.

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Oh Captain, My Captain: On Robin Williams and Literature

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Roger Tagholm looks back at how Robin Williams brought moments of poetry and literature to life for a generation, instilling them in the popular culture.

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Word of Mouth for Books, Courtesy of Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, as if you didn't know.

Lee Child suggested on UK TV that for book distribution his publisher could ‘hire Scarlett Johansson to go round and whisper it in your ear.’ What if?

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Writers in Exile Boost Afghan Writers at Home

Atiq Rahimi, pictured, is among the most influential Afghan writers in exile.

Asharq Al-Awsat notes, ‘Afghanistan, which has long been engulfed in civil war, is producing a wave of migrant literature that is having a positive impact on the literary scene at home.’

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The Book as Art, Art as The Book

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The Center For Book Arts in New York offers a matrix for re-envisioned book-making as fine art. Current exhibitors, author David Unger and artist Anne Gilman, explain.

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Can People Step Up Their Reading Choices?

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In the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks asks: ‘Do people really pass from Fifty Shades of Grey to Alice Munro?’ The answer: Perhaps not.

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Author Lindsey Kelk on Participating in a Virtual Book Festival

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Lindsey Kelk, the bestselling British Chick-Lit author, participated in HarperCollins’ virtual Romance Festival. Here she reflects on the experience.

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Why Amazon Was Right to Explain Who George Orwell Is

George Orwell, as if you didn't know already.

Roger Tagholm offers brief defense of that irksome phrase in Amazon’s Reader’s United letter, the part where they refer to ‘the famous author George Orwell.’

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Making Book Promotion Work: The Author/Publisher Partnership

Colleen Devine Ellis

As part of our ongoing series looking at best practices for book promotion, Colleen Devine Ellis considers the best way to approach the author/publisher partnership.

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