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Why We Need Independent Bookstores More Than Ever

Tom Robere

Publishers simply cannot function without independent bookstores, notes Tom Roberge of New Directions as he reflects on the Amazon/Hachette battle

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Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit?

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For translations of South Asian literature to become more prevalent in the US, there needs to be a breakthrough, surprise hit, writes Mahmud Rahman.

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Oh Captain, My Captain: On Robin Williams and Literature

Dead Poets Society

Roger Tagholm looks back at how Robin Williams brought moments of poetry and literature to life for a generation, instilling them in the popular culture.

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The Book as Art, Art as The Book

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The Center For Book Arts in New York offers a matrix for re-envisioned book-making as fine art. Current exhibitors, author David Unger and artist Anne Gilman, explain.

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Can People Step Up Their Reading Choices?

Author Tim Parks

In the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks asks: ‘Do people really pass from Fifty Shades of Grey to Alice Munro?’ The answer: Perhaps not.

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Author Lindsey Kelk on Participating in a Virtual Book Festival

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Lindsey Kelk, the bestselling British Chick-Lit author, participated in HarperCollins’ virtual Romance Festival. Here she reflects on the experience.

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Making Book Promotion Work: The Author/Publisher Partnership

Colleen Devine Ellis

As part of our ongoing series looking at best practices for book promotion, Colleen Devine Ellis considers the best way to approach the author/publisher partnership.

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Amazon Returns Fire: The Battle With Hachette and Authors United Continues

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Amazon has responded to an open letter by Authors United, signed by 900-plus authors in support of Hachette, with their own open letter, Readers United.

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One Point on Which Jeff Bezos and Scott Turow Agree

Scott Turow

In the film Out of Print, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and author Scott Turow are often adversaries. But they at least come close to agreement on one point.

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Review: Out of Print, a Film by Vivienne Roumani

Out of Print

Out of Print, the film documentary by Vivienne Roumani about the state-of-affairs in the book business and the culture of reading in America circa 2013, is worth seeking out.

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