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Kathy Page on Writing About Prison and Transgender Issues

Kathy Page's "Alphabet" is a piercing examination of one man's identity issues.

Kathy Page’s novel, Alphabet, offers a piercing examination and description of one man’s identity issues and the impact of incarceration on the human spirit.

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Why the Digital Magazine Market Is Wide Open

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Allison Reber of Aquafadas asks why are the majority of magazines not going digital, outlines the challenges and reflects on possible solutions.

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New Competition to Find “World’s Next Blockbuster Story”

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Montreal-based ‘World’s Best Story’ is a social media contest to find a blockbuster story that will succeed in all media: books, film, audio, games, etc.

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The Beijing Cookbook Fair: Tasting the $4bn Global Cookbook Market

The Four Wallas team with their first cookbook, Sri Lanka Food.

For Gourmand’s new Beijing Cookbook Fair, launched this year, publishers came from around the world for a taste of China’s and the world’s $4bn cookbook market.

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Literary Snacks: A Story Vending Machine Hits High School

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Beth Kephart reports on a Philadelphia high school that is launching an innovative student-run publishing program that offers YA stories via a vending machine.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Denise Bukowski, Canada

Denise Bukowski, The Bukowski Agency in Toronto, Canada

In our ongoing series of Q&As with literary agents, Denise Bukowski, of the Bukowski Agency in Toronto, talks about international rights opportunities and engaged authors.

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Book Prices: Have Authors Lowballed Themselves?

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This week Porter Anderson sets up an #EtherIssue discussion on the market implications of bargain-basement book prices and looks at Kobo’s fight for Agency.

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State of Digital Publishing in Canada: The Official Report

Canada State of Digital Publishing

According to a report from BookNet Canada, “Canadian publishers have adapted to the appetite for digital reading and embraced ebook publishing as a new norm.”

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On Dany Laferrière, Language and the Académie Française

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Haitian-Canadian writer Dany Laferrière — who supports the end of the use of the term Francophone — has been admitted to Académie Française, prompting debate.

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Issues on the Ether: The Literary Elitism Question

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Setting up Wednesday’s #EtherIssue debate on Twitter, Porter Anderson looks at recent writing on perceptions of elitism in the literary world.

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