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Thai Publishers Using Social Media to Find Readers & Writers

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The Bangkok Post looks at how Thai publishers are leveraging social media and online video to promote titles to younger readers and reach a wider potential audience.

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Wikipedia: The Book?

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NPR reports that a German-based group called PediaPress is raising money to publish a print edition of all of Wikipedia’s 4.5 million articles.

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BiblioNasium Wants to Turn Kids Into Book Reviewers

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BiblioNasium, the literary social network for kids, has announced the launch of advanced book review features.

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Tin House: 15 Years of Fostering Lively, Diverse Literature

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Portland’s Tin House Press, born out of the eponymous magazine, continues to foster a community of engaged readers interested in eclectic small press publishing.

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Denmark’s Movellas Social Reading/Writing Empowers Teens

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Movellas, a community for teenagers to read, write and share stories launched in 2010, has attracted 200,000 budding literati in the US, UK and Denmark.

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Award-Winning Authors Struggling to Make Ends Meet

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Writing for The Guardian, Robert McCrum observes that ‘the credit crunch and the internet are making writing as a career harder than it has been for a generation.’

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UK Startups Tackle Ebook Gifting, Data Mining

Anna Lewis of Valobox

Tech is returning dividends to publishing, with Valobox’s ‘Gift an Ebook’ program and Bookseer’s advanced social media data mining and price analytics.

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Does Winning a Literary Award Lead to Negative Reviews?

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A new study reports that after a book wins an award its social media ratings tend to dip. The Guardian explains why.

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France’s Bernard Pivot: A Lifetime of Literature

Bernard Pivot (Photo: AFP Alain Jocard)

Bernard Pivot is the new president of the Académie Goncourt, a perfect role for ‘the best informed man on what is happening today in the world of books in France and even abroad.’

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Is 2014 the “Year of Reading Women?”

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Several campaigns have started this year to encourage readers to pickup and appreciate more books by women writers.

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