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Why is There Not More Diversity in Young Adult Fiction?

Matt de la Pena

Author Matt de la Peña asked, ‘Where’s the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?’ in an opening a debate about the lack of diversity in YA fiction.

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What If Boys Can’t Find the Right (Reading) Stuff?

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This week’s #EtherIssue discussion will look at author Jonathan Emmett’s finding about boys’ reading and the gender balance in the industry.

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Ira Silverberg on Making Backlist Pay: Making What’s Old New Again

Ira Silverberg will keynote the "Monetizing the Backlist" conference next Thursday in NYC.

With backlist, you have to see what’s old that’s new or make it new again, says Ira Silverberg, who keynotes PP’s Monetizing the Backlist conference next Thursday.

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Yi Mun-Yol on Allegory and Naked North Korean Writing

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Korean author Yi Mun-yol and writer Marina Warner discuss the use of allegory and the state of North Korean literary production at the London Book Fair.

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2014 IMPAC Dublin Award Shortlist Announced

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Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries.

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Telling the Stories of World War I to a YA Audience

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An introduction to one of the most interesting books to come out about World War I, a book that is aimed at making the trauma accessible to a YA audience.

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The London Book Fair: Where Word-of-Mouth Reigns

Edward Nawotka

Prior to the opening of the London Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders why in the digital age such events still exist? The answer is easy: word-of-mouth.

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Archipelago Books: 10 Years, 100 Titles, 26 Languages

Jill Schoolman

Jill Schoolman, the publisher of Archipelago Books, looks back on the company’s 10 year history, and how it has managed to foster literary translation in the US.

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On Breaking Demographic Borders for Books With Crowdfunding

Bobby Byrd, co-founder of Cinco Puntos Press

A look at how and why Texas’ tiny Cinco Puntos Press are using crowdfunding to finance and publish their latest book of poetry — and how it can expand audience.

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Korean Author Kyung-sook Shin On Literature and Geopolitics

Korean author Kyung-sook Shin.

Korea is Market Focus at the London Book Fair, and author Kyung-sook Shin reflects on the implications of the unified moniker and a rare visit to North Korea.

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    Hear experts from publishing and technology discuss strategies and tools you can use to generate more revenue from your backlist content.

    What: Monetizing the Backlist event
    When: 9am–1pm on April 24, 2014
    Where: Scholastic Headquarters, NYC

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