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When listening to a book is better than reading it

Oct 06 2021: Writing in the New York Times, opinion columnist Farhad Manjoo makes the case for audio books:

When the market for audiobooks began to skyrocket in about the past decade, people would sometimes wonder whether they counted — that is, when you listened to the book, ...

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An erotica pioneer goes from hero to villain for dozens of authors

Oct 04 2021: In the constantly evolving romance landscape, Blushing Books has long occupied a specific niche: spanking erotica. Now some of its most successful writers just want their books back...

In interviews with The New York Times, a dozen Blushing authors and seven former ...

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Where have all the midsize publishers gone?

Oct 04 2021: When Hachette Book Group acquired Workman Publishing, HBG CEO Michael Pietsch observed that Workman was one of the biggest, if not the biggest, remaining independent trade publishers left in the U.S...

Jed Lyons, president and CEO of the Rowman & Littlefield ...

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Dave and Goliath: maverick writer Eggers makes a stand against Amazon

Oct 03 2021: This month, Dave Eggers, the award-winning campaigning author, is to risk American sales of his new novel, The Every, by limiting access to the hardback copies. Only small bookstores will stock it.

It is a typical move for Eggers, who has long pushed back against the...

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Pew Report: 'Who Doesn't Read Books in America?'

Sep 30 2021: Some 23% of American adults said they have not read a book in whole or in part during the previous year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted January 25 to February 8 2021, found.

According to the PRC ...

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UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is a stage for AI-generated collective poems

Sep 30 2021: UK’s contribution to Expo 2020 Dubai is a wooden sculptural structure that celebrates cultural diversity and collaboration, highlighting Britain as a meeting place of cultures and ideas. Created by artist and designer Es Devlin, the Poem Pavilion uses advanced machine ...

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When the New York Times book review panned the classics

Sep 30 2021: Some of today’s best-loved books — think “Catch-22,” “Tender Is the Night” and even “Anne of Green Gables” — had a rocky reception in the New York Times' pages.

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Ten things nobody tells you about the publishing industry

Sep 30 2021: An article by Kilby Blades, bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction and a digital marketing veteran.

There’s more to authoring than conquering the blank page. Dozens of unique quirks of industry factor into the experience of a creative. If you’re an ...

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