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Nobel Prize for Literature 2012 Announcement | TIPM Live Stream

Nobel Prize for Literature 2012 Announcement | TIPM Live Stream

Nobel Prize (Photo credit: jamieca) It’s Frankfurt Thursday and that can only mean the official announcement of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2012. The bookies seem convinced that it will be Haruki Murakami or Bob Dylan. The American music folk legent would certainly be an unusual choice and I’m not sure the literature committee


Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

The Frankfurt Book Fair begins in full Wednesday, October 10th, and runs until Sunday. You can take a look at the events going on this week on the official website. TIPM will be keeping a close eye on all the happenings here and on our Facebook page.  Related articles Frankfurt Book Fair: rights preview II


Irish Competition Authority Blocks Eason Takeover of Argosy

The Competition Authority in Ireland has intervened and blocked a move by Eason & Son, the largest book retailer and wholesaler in the country, from taking over the remaining book wholesaler, Argosy Libraries. The Competition Authority cited the terms of the Competition Act 2002 to prevent Eason from purchasing some of the assets of Argosy


CWA Introduce Manuscript Critique Service

The UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has moved into the writers’ services market with the launch of its Manuscript Assessment Service. Writers, including non-members of the CWA, will now be allowed to submit full or partial manuscripts for critical assessment by an experienced member or associate member who is an agent or editor.   The CWA stated:


Birth of a Book: how a hardback book is made | Telegraph UK

“For this mesmerising exclusive video, Glen Milner visited Smith Settle bookbinders near Leeds, where the owners, Don Walters and Tracey Thorne, allowed him to film the making of the 17th Slightly Foxed book, Suzanne St Albans’s memoir Mango and Mimosa, from start to finish. Here, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the printing plates, the


Independent Publishers Abound in Man Booker 2012 Shortlist

Man Booker Prize (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Independent publishers took a real hold of the 2012 Man Booker Prize with this morning’s announcement of the final six shortlisted books. Five of the six books are published by independent publishers, including heavyweights Faber and Bloomsbury. However, much smaller independents like Salt Publishing, Myrmidon Books and not-for-private-profit publisher, And Other


Technological Change is Discontinuous | Jason Epstein

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Cartoon: The UK Writers’ Conference 2012

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Author Richard Bach Still Serious Following Plane Crash

Jonathan Livingston Seagull (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Richard Bach, the American bestselling author of several books, was seriously injured after his single-engined SeaRey amphibian aircraft struck powerlines three miles short of Friday Harbor Airport while preparing to land. Bach suffered a head injury and a broken shoulder and was taken to Harborview Center, Seattle where his condition was