*+-Self-published gay erotica writer M.P. Rey reveals his joy at moving from the dusty shelves of hidden rainbow-flag bookstores to better status on Amazon.
*+-Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.
*+-Publishing Perspectives’ Berlin-based contributing editor Amanda DeMarco is launching a new short-form publishing company focusing on translations.
*+-Junot Diaz’s short story Miss Lora defeated a strong list of British writers to take home the £30,000 Sunday Times EFT Private Bank short story prize.
*+-Stephen Colbert and George Saunders traded entertaining and insightful commentary about the nature of the short story, which Saunders described as more urgent than the novel.
*+-One Hundred Years of Solitude is finally released as an official e-book, while Random House Mondadori launches a new, global imprint for digital shorts, RHM Flash.
*+-The short story has long been derided by traditional publishers as unprofitable. Yes several publishers are seeing a future in the format. What’s changed?
*+-Milan-based 40K Books is convinced that less is more, and offers e-books that can be read in 60 minutes or less.
*+-In her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks notes a parochialism in American writing.
*+-Three sources for the best books in Brazil: literature, children’s and short stories.
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