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Craig Morgan Teicher on The Collected Poems of W.S. Merwin

New Dr. Seuss Stories Discovered

Open-access journal revenue to triple by 2017

UK’s Oral Storytelling Renaissance Spans Clubs, Books

Neverwhere book bench: come see it at the Guardian

Alison Bechdel – now even more awesome

Ex-wife obtains injunction against book to protect son

How personal essays conquered journalism — and why they can’t cut it

Science fiction’s utopias are built out of wilful ignorance (Utopia, dystopia, it’s all rock-n-roll to me.)

Somehow, New York Comic Con Gets Bigger

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Creative writing courses are killing western literature, claims Nobel judge

Raymond Chandler given blue plaque in mean streets of Upper Norwood

Eavesdropping for story ideas and other tips from a veteran novelist

Print Books Outsold Digital Books During the First 6 Months of 2014

Beware journo-speak

Surprising Range: Religion Publishing in Minnesota

Longer stories draw more attention, but with diminishing returns

Marvel to Debut Squirrel Girl Comic Series in January 2015 Y’know, it’s funny, I was just thinking about Dan Slott’s “Great Lakes Avengers” and how completely marvelous it is. So more Squirrel Girl can only be delightful.

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A Poet Moves from Brooklyn to Detroit Via Write A House

Economists Speak Out on the Success of Piketty’s “Capital”

Sherlock Holmes text returns to London after 125-year absence

Stephen King Predicts That Physical Books Are Here to Stay

Introducing Albertine, NYC’s Newest Bookstore…and It’s French

19 Indie Publishing Houses Sign with the Independent Publishers Group

Book Reviews and Digital Scholarship

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Crowdfunding campaign hopes to save William Blake’s cottage for nation

National Poetry Series Ups Cash Prize

Young read more books than older generation, research finds

Space Opera strikes up again for a new era

As New Adult Genre Gains Traction, Questions Remain

Puzzling Women or “Why is the world of crossword puzzles such a damn boy’s club?”

The Arms Race in Journals Publishing Heats Up

Have You Looked At This? Vox.com

Harmony Ink Press: Reaching Out to LGBTQ+ Youth

Alan Moore finishes million-word novel Jerusalem

French Booksellers Find Fun in Failing to Stock Bestseller (Oh la la!)

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Lois Lane to star in young adult novel

The Entire History of Comics Art: On Paul Gravett’s Treatise

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop

2014 American Poets Prize Winners

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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds. Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books

New Management Could Threaten World’s Largest Sci-Fi Library To the barricades!

Looking for an Indie Bookstore? Look No Further! Better Places to Buy Books database

Kickstarter Diary Chapter 5: The Postmortem Part 1; 2; 3; 4.

Publishing Is Not Dying

How to Boost Your Reading Focus in a Busy, Buzzy Age

Speed Reading Secrets of a Book Critic

Face Up Online: Wax Poetics. Making old school new school

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Is Open Access a Cause or an Effect?

The history of using ‘quantum’ to mean ‘really big’

On Selected Poems by Robinson Jeffers

Your Question for the Day — What Is “Peer Review”?

Ask The Chefs: “When Do We Stop Printing?”

5 Social Media Marketing Mistakes to Avoid While Planning for Your Next Event

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How Much Does “Does Poetry Matter” Matter?

Diana Fuss on A Life with Mary Shelley

Feminism and the “50 Shades” Hangover

Newspaper’s ‘anthology’ method questioned

Somaly Mam, Nick Kristof, and journalism’s hero problem

Archie is dead: ‘Everyone is really emotional. It’s an amazing moment’

Does Los Angeles Get Enough Love in Literary Circles?

Do you write in your books?

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Rubén Martínez on The Interior Circuit : A Mexico City Chronicle

Authors’ incomes collapse to ‘abject’ levels

Image Announces Third Image Expo for Comic-Con

The Saints’ Lives and the Mission of the Francises

Dangerous Books: From Banning Ulysses to Challenging Huck Finn

Interview with Ariel Schrag

‘Sita’s Curse is my tribute to a life unsung’

Wattpad Acquires Red Room Writers’ Site

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Kickstarter Campaign Diary, Part 1: What Am I Getting Myself Into?

Kickstarter Diary Chapter 2: Rewards and Goals—Running the Numbers

Indie Authors, Readers Show Support for Amazon

UK authors join fight to overhaul children’s mental health services

“Instead of the €50,000 (£40,000) in damages Johansson, 29, claimed, the court awarded her just €2,500, plus €2,500 in legal costs, saying the actor had already talked about her private life in interviews.” (aka, losing by winning)
Scarlett Johansson wins defamation case against French novelist

Will digital eat the children’s media world? ‘It’s totally going to happen!’

Terry Pratchett forced to cancel appearance by Alzheimer’s

Fifty greatest modern love poems list embraces 30 different countries

Joe Sacco’s Great War graphic tableau becomes giant Paris metro poster

The newest tool in teaching about climate change: the weatherman

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Hit the Road — How a Forgettable Paper and a Misguided Publisher Created an Unnecessary Controversy

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Library of Congress Book Festival (for those of you in the greater D.C. area, this is on August 30, 2014)

Authors dress up as their favourite characters

“These are the 12 words with the largest difference in favour of men: codec (88, 48), solenoid (87, 54), golem (89, 56), mach (93, 63), humvee (88, 58), claymore (87, 58), scimitar (86, 58), kevlar (93, 65), paladin (93, 66), bolshevism (85, 60), biped (86, 61), dreadnought (90, 66). These are the 12 words with the largest difference in favour of women: taffeta (48, 87), tresses (61, 93), bottlebrush (58, 89), flouncy (55, 86), mascarpone (60, 90), decoupage (56, 86), progesterone (63, 92), wisteria (61, 89), taupe (66, 93), flouncing (67, 94), peony (70, 96), bodice (71, 96).”
Mach and mascarpone: testing how vocabulary is gendered (Except for codec, which I had to look up, I knew all these words. Okay, solenoid is something in the car that’s not very expensive to replace, but I’m solid on all the rest. Huh. Maybe it’s just my age.)

Women’s appetite for explicit crime fiction is no mystery

How does your community’s library engagement compare with the rest of the country?

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Time to call time on the library catalogue?

Matter shows a Kickstarter risk—the project you back may not be what ultimately emerges

Working-class fiction has been written out of publishing

Hybrid, Quirky Graphic Novels from Conundrum Press

The 23-year-old Wordsmith behind the Hip, New Voice of the Times Crossword Puzzle

Should Adults Be Reading YA Novels? The Debate Continues!

Women science writers conference about changing the ratio

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Can you identify the book from its map? – quiz Attention cartography lovers

“There’s Nothing New / Under The Sun, / But There Are New Suns”: Recovering Octavia E. Butler’s Lost Parables

Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson returns to cartooning

What became of literary blogging?

Book Crowdfunding Platform Pentian Pays Writers and Readers

Is Pentian’s “Investment Model” for Books a Sure Bet?

Samuel Beckett manuscript of first published novel to go on display

Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Fest Draws Record Crowds

Libraries’ online books database protected under ‘fair use’, court rules

Reading: The Struggle

‘Adorkable’ makes awkward debut in Collins English Dictionary Attention cartography lovers redux

Annotating the news

Why the Orange County Register’s bold experiment hit the skids

George RR Martin leads Edinburgh International Book Festival lineup. Game of Thrones author will join other authors including Martin Amis and Haruki Murakami in ‘a year of momentous events in Scotland’

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Contemporary Nonfiction Comics from Elsewhere

Regret Salad with Aspiration Dressing — A Scholarly Publisher Delves Into the New York Times’ Innovation Report

Yes, your smartphone camera can be used to spy on you…

Which of your favourite websites are terrible at passwords?

Unseen Hitchhiker’s Guide material in new Douglas Adams biography

Hashtag journalism

Self-publishing is not revolutionary – it’s reactionary

Graduate Programs in Publishing: Are They Worth It?

Technology Skills Requirements for Publishing

Book Review: Sally Morris, et al. The Handbook of Journal Publishing

BEA 2014: Can Anyone Compete with Amazon?

BEA 2014: A Borders Heir Launches a Feminist Press

Mediabistro Sells to Prometheus Global Media for $8 Million

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Comic Book Resources: “Pictures for Sad Children” Creator Burns Kickstarter-Funded Books

Galley Cat: Comics Artist Burns Books He Made With $50k in Kickstarter Funding (Words, they fail me)

Women’s Library to reopen doors at London School of Economics

SCIBA Mobilizes Against Festival of Books Amazon Connection

News literacy declines with socioeconomic status

Anne Rice revives much-loved vampire for new novel Prince Lestat

Los Angeles Register to Launch April 16th

Older Adults and Technology Use

Tom Weldon: ‘Some say publishing is in trouble. They are completely wrong’

“THERE IS AN UNOFFICIAL marker in the timeline of canonical classical music. It falls around 1800, during Beethoven’s lifetime, separating composers for whom biography matter to non-academic listeners from those for whom it doesn’t. It is assumed the listener needs to know about the lives of post-1800 composers: about the onset of Beethoven’s deafness and resulting feelings of alienation in order to understand the storming anger in his music, about Chopin’s sense of exile in order to properly feel the longing expressed in his, about Schumann’s struggles with mental illness in order to properly feel the spasms between passion and introversion in his, about Mahler’s faith and disillusionment in order to feel the weight of existential crisis in his. It grows out of our desire to find personal meaning in art, to find some message encoded in all those notes. We need to believe we know what our composers were about before we can trust that we’re receiving their ideas properly. To get it wrong is somehow to do them an injustice. It certainly simplifies the process of listening. We know, with Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Mahler, what sort of mood we are supposed to be in even before the music begins to play. But it also simplifies and often distorts the historical record, reducing the complicated lives of our heroes to a series of mythological icons. Elsewhere in this publication, I’ve wondered if this is a problem worth worrying over: “A thousand battalions of Mozart scholars cannot erase the image of Miloš Forman’s Amadeus. But should they try?” With the publication of John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven, a new quasi-biography of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), we’re situated comfortably on the other side of the 1800 line, back during the musical “Baroque” where we have a chance to see the problem at its thorniest, focusing on the composer who proves its most difficult test case.”
Michael Markham on Bach : “Music in the Castle of Heaven” Bach Psychology: Gothic, Sublime, or just human?

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What Editors Want: An Author’s Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing

Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell’s

Brands aren’t the only ones becoming publishers and doing journalism — advocacy groups are too

Jane Goodall blames ‘chaotic note taking’ for plagiarism controversy

Vonnegut’s Advice to the Young Coming to Print

Ted Hughes estate withdraws biographer’s access

Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts to be movie trilogy

Christina Draganich explains how anyone can use science as a tool to understand nature, human and otherwise

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ZYZZYVA to Publish 100th Issue

Oddest book title of the year: ‘How to Poo on a Date’

Austin Kleon: Five Books on Creativity and Getting Discovered

Women were digital media pioneers, but there’s still a gender gap there

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

AP Stylebook update: A sign of our times

Harlan Coben, Terry Pratchett, & Simon Schama Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

USC Is Offering a Google Glass Course for Journalism

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“The minimum spent by Wellcome on an APC was US$75, while the maximum APC was nearly US$22,000, which was the APC for an OA book published by Macmillan, the parent of Nature Publishing Group. The highest article APC was US$10,000, which was for a publication called Public Service Review, a magazine apparently geared to policymakers in the UK. The publication may not be available any longer, as its web site is turning up missing. This was noted as well in Research Information, which states that, “it is difficult to find details of this journal and the URL listed for this journal in the Wellcome Trust’s document now appears to be available for sale.” Does Wellcome deserve a refund?”
Wellcome Money — In This Example of Open Access Funding, the Matthew Effect Dominates (sigh)

Gregor Samsa: Drone Operator by David Burr Gerrard

Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection will become OA

Book Prices: Have Authors Lowballed Themselves?

Philip K Dick’s Ubik: a masterpiece of malleability

How to Write a Good Non-fiction Book Proposal for Submission

Game of Thrones aiming to become multiple movie franchise

J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Beowulf’ Translation to Be Published

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Heidegger’s ‘black notebooks’ reveal antisemitism at core of his philosophy

Their type? The writers who fell for film stars

Saudi book fair bans ‘blasphemous’ Mahmoud Darwish works after protest

US authors take the literary prizes but British writers still pushing boundaries

Contest of Realism. Novyi Lef.

How to Write a Good Sex Scene

My Take on the Amtrak Residency for Writers

Book Review: Courtesans, Bar Girls and Dancing Boys- The Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance

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Tabloids in the age of social media

Anne Frank Book Defaced in Tokyo

Keith Richards’ latest riff: A book for kids (Traumatic photograph warning)

Anne Rice brings back her vampire antihero with ‘Prince Lestat’

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Philip K Dick’s funny and peculiar near-futurology

Keith Richards becomes a children’s author (Another traumatic photograph warning)

When Must We Be Alone And When Not?

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From bestseller to bust: is this the end of an author’s life?

The Creative Crevasse

Creative writing professor Hanif Kureishi says such courses are ‘a waste of time’

I agree with Hanif Kureishi – creative writing courses are a waste of time

Festival of Books announces participating authors

Anne Rice Fights Author Bullying on Amazon

10 Business Books You Need Based on Your Favorite Book as a Child

Fur flies over 16th century ‘rocket cats’ warfare manual