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Bookish news and publishing tidbits 9 September 2011

book news Bookish news and publishing tidbits 9 September 2011

Read a sample of the book poised to be one of this years biggest The Language of'(Im reviewing this next week)

Aliette de Bodard On the prevalence of US tropes in storytelling

See Kate Grenville discuss her new novel Sarah Thornhill with the redoubtable Ramona

7 Steps for creating a Twitter chat transcript'

Bookrageous: We like big books and we cannot lie:'

Is it morally superior to collect 1st edition books than sports souvenirs?' your vice?

Beautiful paper art:'

Keith Richards wins GQ Writer (?) of the Year award

The Great Gatsby & Waiting for Godot Re-Worked as Retro Video Games:'

Why Yahoos Next CEO Should Be From NYC, Not the Valley'

The Huffington Post Gets Into the eBook Business'

On indie press: Dave Luckett | A conversational

The world of book awards ' a

Reading in the Age of Author'

E-reader and Tablet Ownership Grows Among Women and Over 55s'

Yesterday was UNESCOs International Literacy Day. This years focus is on the link between literacy and peace:'

An interview with Lisa Dempster'about Pozible, crowdfunding & the Digital Writers' conference

Try your hand at writing poetry for Lorraine Marwoods competition to celebrate the release of Note on the Door'

Want to work for Penguin Books Australia? Theyre looking for a web developer to join our digital team:'

Nominations for the Indie Lit Awards are open! Nominate your favourite books of 2011!

Book Review: Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers

RIASS stuff:

We're running a giveaway courtesy of 40K books. Because we know youre lazy, weve made entry even simpler: just leave a comment.'It's open to all, so stop by!

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