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Missing apostrophe in Facebook post lands a man in defamation court

Oct 11 2021: A missing apostrophe in a Facebook post could cost a real estate agent in Australia tens of thousands of dollars after a court ruled a defamation case against him could proceed.

At issue is the word “employees” in the post, which read: “Oh Stuart Gan!! Selling multi ...

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How Somali women are breaking tradition to write novels

Oct 11 2021: For centuries, Somalia has been known as the "nation of poets" but this tradition has largely been the preserve of men.

It is unusual for Somali women to be the primary storytellers, yet they are now the ones taking on that mantle in the diaspora...

And what is ...

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Melinda French Gates launches imprint with Flatiron

Oct 07 2021: Melinda French Gates will launch Moment of Lift Books, a new nonfiction imprint, with Macmillan's Flatiron Books, the publisher announced. The imprint's first three titles are due in 2023.

The imprint takes its name from Gates's bestselling book The Moment of Lift: ...

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Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah named winner

Oct 07 2021: Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has said he was "surprised and humbled" to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Swedish Academy praised Gurnah for his "uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism".

The prize is ...

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Finalists announced for this year’s National Book Awards

Oct 06 2021: The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for this year's National Book Awards. Among the five categories, there are five writers who have been previously honored by the NBF: Hanif Abdurraqib, on the 2019 nonfiction longlist; Anthony Doerr, a 2014 fiction ...

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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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