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Face Up Online: Arizona Highways

A local cheer for National Libraries Day

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/06/star-trek-sex-change-comic-flips-genders-parallel-lines

S&S Sci Fi, Fantasy Imprint Gets Name, Logo

Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade

Reading in Bed? Non Merci!

Print Party: An Introduction to the LA Art Book Fair 2014

Waxman says he’s still concerned about Tribune newspaper spinoff

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There is no one Twitter experience — there is only your Twitter experience

Been Down So Long (Trade publishing)

Serious Men: Reflections on My Men’s Book Club

Oprah 2.0: Book Club Marries Magazine, TV and Digital

MIT Shares 45 Free Textbooks

New Boutique Publishers Return to the “Essence” of Publishing

Sense and sensorbility: the book that lets you feel your protagonist’s pain I wonder what Mary Shelley would think about this.

Dickinson: Raw or Cooked? Our Emily

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Vintage to Pub Snowden Book

Does digital publishing mean the death of the author? (Tosh.)

Sit Back, Relax, and Read That Long Story—on Your Phone

The 10 Worst Jobs in Books (Not publishing but books.)

Chick noir: a thoroughly modern Victorian marriage thriller

Happy National Handwriting Day (Better late than never)

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Getty Launches Virtual Library (Don’t get too excited, it’s just free pdfs.)

Self-Publisher WinePress Goes Out of Business

Amazon Publishing Launches Christian Imprint (See WinePress story above)

Literal: America’s Newest Bilingual and Spanish Book Publisher

Is teen romantic fiction bad for boys? (C’mon, do boys even read the Twilight novels?)

Teen fiction’s ordinary romantic heroes

Mick Jagger on his memoirs: ‘Look it up on Wikipedia’ (Conclusive proof that God really does love us. Full disclosure: I’m more of a Keith Richards fan, but I do love Mick. There’s a wonderful photo of him on this article. Mmmmmm. And then there’s “Performance” and “Memo from Turner.” Mmmm squared. And he is doing some interesting things in his geezerhood. Hm.)

Kindle Direct Publishing’s new tax interview – be prepared! (Non-U.S. authors take note.)

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Anne Brontë: the unsung sister, who turned the gaze on men

Farrar, Straus & Giroux Gets “Original”

Rep. Waxman on Tribune Meeting: ‘My Concern About the Fate of the Los Angeles Times Was Not Alleviated’

California Bookstore Day Plans Moving Forward

The Arthur C Clarke awards put women first

5 Things We Learned at Digital Book World 2014

Teens Don’t Read For Fun Anymore, New Data Says A) I’d like more information on where and how Nielsen Book got and analyzed this data, B) if this is true, it will have more than a negative effect on the publishing industry, and C) also if this is true, welcome to the post-literacy era and the rise of the picture book representing great literature. If I’m lucky, I’ll be dead by then.

The bad side of Goodreads’ Reading Challenge

Simon & Schuster Expands Library E-Book Program

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Staples Adds Textbook Rental

HSS publishing ‘squeezed by emphasis on science and medicine’

Smithsonian Libraries releases courses on iTunes U

Challenges are ‘signs of success’ for OA advocates

Book biz news correction

Should have been;

The rise of the marriage thriller (Chick Noir?)

Sorry about that.

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From USGS Library to ProQuest: an Interview with Richard Huffine on the US Public Access Program

LAZF 2014 Keynote Speaker? Jaime Hernandez!!

Goodreads Author Program Hits 100,000

X-Files star Gillian Anderson to write science fiction novels

The rise of the marriage thriller (Chick Noir?)

5 Trends for Academic Publishing in 2014

The winners and losers in the landmark net neutrality ruling

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National Book Critics Circle announces 2013 awards finalists

‘The Wall Street Journal’ Launches Book Club

Crime novel by murderer wins literary award (I wonder if he gets the money, or if it goes to the victims’ restitution fund. Hm.)

Data Journalism for All

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/13/publish-brand-literature-hilary-mantel-jk-rowling

Newspaper PDF replica service bets on future of print-style digital reading

The end of tabloid papers and the new quest for media respectability

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Storylandia 3 cover artist William Wray at the LA ART Show this week He rules! Go see lots of his work all in one place and not on a cover. Yes! LA Art Show 2014

Issues on the Ether: As at DBW, the Many Faces of Amazon

Class Action Suits Filed Against B&N

Applications Available for Binc College Scholarships

TS Eliot poetry prize goes to Sinéad Morrissey’s Parallax

Digital Publishing: All the News That’s Fit to Pin

Comixology: Six Billion Digital Comics Served

Simon451: Simon & Schuster’s New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Imprint

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4 Things to Remember Before Crowdfunding Your Book
Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ is Attracting Digital Readers
Danielle Steel Receives the French Legion of Honor (Are they kidding? No? Quel horreur.)
Scientific American Medicine Reboots Database (Maybe science can explain the above.)
Buzz off, Waxman — Congress can’t tell a newspaper how to do business
Mary Shelley letters discovered in Essex archive

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Baraka’s Blues People
2013 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Announced
Amiri Baraka: my fiery inspiration
David Bowie’s Reading List
Has Twitter given birth to a new literary genre?
O Canada! American author sparks war of words
Shia LaBeouf ‘retiring from all public life’

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Less than well-known facts about Ginger Mayerson

Rhythm is the key to good sex: why leading poet is launching anthology of steamy verse

Has Google Demolished the Newspaper Industry?

Dylan Thomas centenary: South Wales gets ready to welcome the world

Yet another end of an era: ‘The London Gazette’, the UK’s most venerable publication, goes online

On Instruments of Composition

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IDW to Publish ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Comic Book Series

Future worlds: the sci-fi you will be reading in 2014

Poster poems: Anniversaries

When Courts Adjudicate the Quality of Literary Characters

Ezra Klein Is Said to Plan to Leave Washington Post

The Year’s Best Social Media Tools for Journalists

Eons Before the Yoga Mat Became Trendy

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The year in newspaper carrier heroism

A Brighter Future for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences?

Reading Becoming a “Specialist Activity,” says Ruth Rendell

‘Neutrino’ author gets a big bang out of a really small thing (Headline writers of the world rejoice)

Book biz and other news

Happy new year, everyone.

Postage Rate Hike Approved

Public Domain Day: January 1, 2014 — The Road NOT Taken

Are Print Books Becoming Objets d’art?

Video: James Romberger at the Pop-up Jack Kirby Museum

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The Future (?) of the Scholarly (?) Monograph (?)

The Digital Dictionary of American Regional English

Write A House is a twist on the “Writer’s Residency.” In this case, the writer is simply given the house, forever. Wow. Detroit.

Melville House, Dan Clowes Plan Response to Labeouf Plagiarism (I wish S Labeouf would plagiarize from the Wapshott Press. We could use the money.)

Lion Stone: Artisanal Books in a Digital Age

PubMed Central Revealed — Reviewing and Interpreting the Findings of a Surprising 2013

Bonus link:
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On tech support duty for family at Christmas? Get our free Threatsaurus… (I really wish these guys would get into consumer anti-virus because I’d totally recommend them to everyone.)

Image Comics and Dropbox Reach Landmark Distribution Agreement
(hm…)

Conflict, missionaries and missions in three SoCal history books

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How to Self-Publish or Create an Audiobook

Why Image Comics Embodies the Future of the Industry (Read the comments)

For slash fiction devotees, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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The online platform for Taylor & Francis Group content Taylor & Francis nicely explain their open access policy.

How PLoS ONE Can Have It All But… should they?

“The Majority Do Not Know What Publishers Actually Do”

NY Women In Communications Panel: ‘Where Is The Print Industry Going?’

How Beatrix Potter self-published Peter Rabbit Cuuuute illo!

The Problem with French Books

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Gilbert Hernandez remakes his graphic reputation

Reddit Draws Readers, Authors, Publishers

FanFiction Gets a Boost from New Publisher’s Kickstarter Campaign

Which science fiction classic should be the next HBO box set?

Online publications see a future in print