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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

Dany Laferrière

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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Montreal Foreign Rights Agency Juggles Languages and Cultures

Montreal Contacts The Rights Agency

Our interview with the Canadian Montréal Contacts-The Rights Agency addresses the challenges and opportunities of working in dual languages and cultures.

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Yes, Virginia: Winning the Nobel Prize DOES Sell Books

Alice Munroe

In the week after Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature, sales of her books jumped 6,650% in Canada, and saw significant bumps around the world.

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Catching Up with Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn on New Content, Tablets

Michael Tamblyn

Michael Tamblyn, the Chief Content Officer at Kobo, offers an update on the ebookseller’s magazine store, kids shop and international expansion.

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Enthrill Reimagines “The Original Discovery Engine” for Ebooks

Kevin Franco, Enthrill Co-Founder and President, talks about the company's progress at its Frankfurt Book Fair booth.

Enthrill’s Kevin Franco discusses his company’s distribution platform to make ebooks salable in brick-and-mortar stores through ebook gift cards and author cards.

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Canada’s Munro Wins Nobel Prize

Random House celebrates the announcement of Alice Munro as the 2013 Nobel Prize winner

Canadian author Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for literature. Here, her publisher and literary agency react to the news at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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BookMachine Coming to You Everywhere

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BookMachine meet-ups have expanded to New York, London, Toronto, Oxford, Barcelona and more, with the goal of becoming the top live and online social network for publishing pros.

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