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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Announced

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Announced

The ten books to make the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award were announced shortly after midnight last night. This award is one of the richest in the literary world and books are nominated by libraries in 39 different countries. The eventual winner will be announced by The Lord Mayor of Dublin on June 12th. You can


London Author Fair Set For February 28th, 2014

The first ever London Author Fair occurs on February 28th at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London, and event organisers Authoright will take the event to New York later this year. Authoright is a publishing and marketing consultancy and the planned series of events look to me like an author-focussed fair in the spirit


Alice Munro Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

The Canadian author Alice Munro has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. You can hear the announcement on the live video stream below. The Nobel committee described Munro as a “master of the contemporary short story”. (Wikipedia Entry) Alice Ann Munro (born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian author. The recipient of the 2013


Bloomsbury UK Launch Self-Publishing Service Database

Bloomsbury Publishing UK has launched a resource and service comparison database for self-published authors. The new database is part of Bloomsbury’s Writers’ & Artists’ website, a part of the yearbook brand, which provides information, articles and resources for writers, and reflects a growing shift in the UK publisher market towards service-driven companies.   Speaking to


Honey, I Turned the Penguin into a Partridge!

Penguin Books continues its global expansion into the global self-publishing service sector in partnership with Author Solutions (ASI). Pearson, owners of Penguin Books, bought the giant self-publishing service provider last year for $116 million from Bertram Capital. Just recently Penguin Books revamped and relaunched its own self-publishing imprint, Book Country, courtesy of ASI’s technical development