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A Crucial Collaboration: Reader-Writer-Character-Book

by Ruth Ozeki

The Literary Life

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Character calls forth writer. Writer calls forth reader. It seems straightforward—but is it? Novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki explores the relationships embedded in every novel and work of fiction.

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The Written Image: Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil starts a book art project in honor of Baghdad's literary community affected by a 2007 car bombing. 

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Q&A: The New Publisher of Little, Brown

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

Reagan Arthur, the new publisher of Little, Brown, discusses her new role and the health of the company she now leads through these uncertain times in publishing.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Denise Duhamel’s Blowout and Phillip Lopate’s Portrait Inside My Head, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Campaign for Cash: Crowdfunding Tips for Writers

by Gigi Rosenberg

The Practical Writer

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Gigi Rosenberg provides crowdfunding tips for writers looking to raise money for research trips, workshops, and publication.

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Digital Digest: Indie Retailers and the Amazon Effect

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Some of the nation's largest book sellers are seeing unprecedented global expansion by using digital platforms to their advantage.

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Network: How to Use Pinterest to Connect With Readers

by Charlene Oldham

The Practical Writer

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Charlene Oldham, a freelance writer and professor of journalism and business communications, offers advice to writers about how to use Pinterest to connect with and inspire readers.

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The Revolution: Report From Literary Egypt

by Stephen Morison Jr.

The Literary Life

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. reports on the literary community in Cairo, Egypt, interviewing authors, publishers, and booksellers about the ongoing protests, freedom of speech, and the future of Egypt.

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Parents & Writers

by Carrie Neill

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.13

March/April 2013

This spring the San Francisco-based nonprofit Sustainable Arts Foundation launches its residency grant program, which offers support to writers and artists residencies that accomodate writers and artists with children. 

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 2.28.13

March/April 2013

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features N+1, Boston Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Witness. 

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