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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Amazon Launches An Imprint For Short Fiction

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Amazon Publishing has launched a new imprint, StoryFront, that aims to publish "high-quality short fiction across genres." Amazon has already been experimenting with short fiction through Kindle Singles and Day One, a weekly literary magazine that launched ...

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Book News: Manil Suri Takes Bad Sex In Fiction Award

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Manil Suri has won the Literary Review's annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his novel The City of Devi. The award, whose distinguished honorees include Tom Wolfe and John Updike (the winner of a lifetime ...

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Book News: Ancient Texts From Vatican And Bodleian Libraries Digitized

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A Gutenberg Bible from 1455, an autographed and annotated manuscript of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, and the oldest surviving Hebrew codex are among the ancient texts included in a new digitization project by the University of Oxford's ...

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Book News: Leaked Salinger Stories Pose An Ethical Dilemma

Monday, December 02, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Three unpublished stories by J.D. Salinger have been leaked online, seemingly from the eBay auction of a rare and unauthorized volume called Three Stories. The stories have previously been available only for viewing in research libraries. ...

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Book News: Secret Video Documents Conditions In Amazon Warehouse

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Amazon's labor practices have come under fresh scrutiny after BBC reporter Adam Littler went undercover as a worker at an Amazon warehouse in the U.K. Wearing a hidden camera, Littler worked at a warehouse in Swansea, ...

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Book News: Psychic And Author Sylvia Browne Dies

Friday, November 22, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Sylvia Browne, the bestselling author of dozens of books about the paranormal, died Wednesday in San Jose, Calif. She was 77. Browne, who claimed to be psychic, said she frequently worked with police on missing persons ...

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Book News: James McBride, Surprise National Book Award Winner

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • James McBride won the National Book Award for fiction for The Good Lord Bird, narrated by a disguised child follower of John Brown, who made the famous doomed raid on Harper's Ferry. McBride said Wednesday night that ...

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'Good Lord Bird,' 'The Unwinding' Win National Book Awards

Thursday, November 21, 2013

(This post was updated at 10:30 a.m.)

James McBride won the prestigious National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday for his novel The Good Lord Bird about a young slave who joins the abolitionist John Brown in his anti-slavery mission. Also honored were George Packer, who won in the nonfiction ...

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Book News: Postal Service Strikes Sunday-Delivery Deal With Amazon

Monday, November 11, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The U.S. Postal Service has made a deal with Amazon to deliver packages on Sundays. For now, delivery will be limited to Los Angeles and New York, but the service is expected to expand into cities ...

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Book News: Claire Vaye Watkins Wins The Dylan Thomas Prize

Friday, November 08, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • This year's Dylan Thomas Prize has gone to Claire Vaye Watkins for her debut story collection Battleborn. The prize, aimed at encouraging "raw creative talent worldwide," is restricted to writers under 30 and is worth £30,000 (about ...

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Book News: Indie Bookstores Don't Take Kindly To Amazon's Kindle Offer

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Amazon is asking independent bookstores to sell Kindles in exchange for 10 percent of the revenue from ebooks bought on the devices for two years. But the offer, under a program called Amazon Source, has been ...

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Book News: Lynn Coady Takes Canada's Top Literary Honor

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Lynn Coady won Canada's most prestigious literary award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, for her short-story collection Hellgoing. (You know, in case Canadian short story writers haven't had a good enough year.) The jury — writers Margaret Atwood, ...

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Book News: Mozambican Writer Wins Neustadt Prize, 'America's Nobel'

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Book News: Rand Paul To Plagiarism Accusers: 'If Dueling Were Legal In Kentucky ...'

Monday, November 04, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Following allegations that he borrowed passages from Wikipedia, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is now accused of lifting passages from the Heritage Foundation without proper attribution in his book Government Bullies. BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski writes, ...

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Book News: Medical Thriller Writer Michael Palmer Dies At 71

Friday, November 01, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The bestselling thriller writer Michael Palmer died on Wednesday, according to a statement released by his publisher, St. Martin's Press. He was 71. Perhaps best known for Extreme Measures, which was made into a movie with Hugh ...

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Book News: Jane Austen Bank Note Dinged As 'Airbrushed Makeover'

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Jane Austen biographer Paula Byrne isn't a fan of the Jane Austen image featured on the new £10 note, saying, "It's a 19th century airbrushed makeover." But the head of the Jane Austen Society, Elizabeth Proudman, ...

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Book News: Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Is Out — Will Publishers Opt In?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Amazon launched Kindle MatchBook, a service that lets customers buy steeply discounted ebook versions of books they've already bought in print (from Amazon, of course) on Tuesday. Publishers must opt-in, and as of Wednesday morning, some 75,000 ...

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Book News: P.D. James Says She's Solved A Real Murder

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The 93-year-old crime novelist P.D. James believes she has solved the 1931 murder of Julia Wallace, the inspiration for her 1982 novel The Skull Beneath the Skin. In an article for The Sunday Times [subscription ...

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Book News: Seamus Heaney Poem Published Posthumously

Monday, October 28, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The Guardian has published "In a Field," the last known poem by the Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney before his death in August. Inspired by Edward Thomas' 1916 poem, "As ...

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Book News: Arizona Lifts Ban On 7 Mexican-American Studies Books

Friday, October 25, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The Tucson Unified School District is reinstating seven books banned after a Mexican-American Studies program was outlawed in Arizona. In 2010, a judge ruled that the program was illegal under a law banning classes that "promote resentment ...

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