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Traditional publishing is ‘no longer fair or sustainable’, says Society of Authors

Chief executive of 9,000-member UK group argues that while ‘authors’ earnings are going down generally, those of publishers are increasing’

Source: www.theguardian.com

A novel for men who don’t read novels » Spectator Blogs

Are you the sort of man – or is your man the sort of man – who’s always meaning to read more novels but never gets round to it? Proper novels, I mean, rather than your John Grisham/Andy McNab stuff. Well the book you’ve …

Source: blogs.spectator.co.uk

Have a man in your life that you’d like to purchase a book for? Here’s a suggestion.

Authors Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan on co-writing – USA TODAY

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Authors Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan on co-writing
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Writing Empire Girls was different. We had to create characters who overlapped in our chapters. That meant we had to do a lot of plotting.

Source: www.usatoday.com

Thinking about co-authoring a book? Read about how the authors of Empire Girls worked together successfully.

5 Things George R.R. Martin Is Doing (Other Than Writing ‘Winds of Winter’) – WSJ

As filming for season 5 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” gets under way, fans suffering from withdrawal can always turn to another favorite pastime: guessing when George R.R. Martin might complete “The Winds of Winter.” (5 Things George R.R.

Source: blogs.wsj.com

On the case: Seven new crime novels you need to read – The Globe and Mail

On the case: Seven new crime novels you need to read
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Melville House, 176 pages, $14.95Didier Daeninckx loves to drop names; he opens this novel with the Jean Jaurès, Louis de Funès, and the Cathars.

Source: www.theglobeandmail.com

Every one of these crime novels sounds like an absolutely delightful read.

Books Worth Reading: Week of July 3, 2014 – NPR

Week of July 3, 2014
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After a woman disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage.

Source: www.npr.org

Gone Girl, with ten weeks on NPR’s best paperback fiction list, and The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert have made it to my must read list.

Best Of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: The Chesley Award Finalists! – io9

Best Of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: The Chesley Award Finalists!
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Every year, the art world chooses the best science fiction and fantasy illustrations — providing a visual feast for the rest of us.

Source: io9.com

These covers are truly beautiful. it makes me wish I were a visual artist.