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Is Your Editor Worth It? Or Not?

Jim Dempsey is an associate editor at NovelGazing.org

If you’re thinking of employing an editor for your novel, take a look at this detailed list to help you decide if the editor is worth it. Or not.

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Why “Gone Girl?” Why Not “Gone Woman?”

The Girl on the Train

When it comes to titling fiction why is there such a preference for the word “girl” over “woman”?

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So You Want to Be a Famous Self-Published Author?

Warren Adler is best known for his novel "The War of the Roses"

Veteran author Warren Adler offers a reality check for would-be authors who believe fame and fortune is just a book away.

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Amazon Pursues Education Market with Kindle Textbook Creator

kindle textbook creator

Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.

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American Book Critics Pick Finalist for NBCC Awards

National Book Cricitcs Circle

The National Book Critics Circle has selected its finalist for this year’s annual book prizes, as well as awards for lifetime achievement and reviewing.

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Five Academic Publishing Predictions for 2015

Michael Cairns

The CEO of Publishing Technology offers his five predictions for academic publishing in 2015, including porous paywalls and the rise of the SAMPC countries.

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Your Cheat Sheets to 2015’s Translated Fiction in English

Translated Literature 2015

Typographical Era has produced a visual guide to 2015’s translated fiction, while Three Percent has updated its database and PEN UK surveyed its publishers.

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Atticus Lish’s Superb Tale Re-imagines American Immigration

preparation

In the novel, Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books), author Atticus Lish offers a contemporary American immigration story set in Flushing, Queens.

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135-Year-Old Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Plays to Its Strengths

LInda Zecher, former MIcrosoft Executive, now leads Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

With Linda Zecher, a former Microsoft executive, at the helm of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher is focused on its core competencies, notably education.

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Infographic: Future of Library and Information Science Jobs

USC library infographic

What does the future of Library and Information Science look like? What do patrons expect from libraries? This infographic from USC has some answers.

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