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Irish Novelist Maeve Binchy Has Died

Irish Novelist Maeve Binchy Has Died

|| RIP || Maeve Binchy || A TRIBUTE || (Photo credit: C.C.) The celebrated Irish novelist Maeve Binchy has died following a short illness. She was 72 and a prolific writer of novels, novellas, short stories and books of non-fiction. Several of her novels were adapted as Hollywood films, including Tara Road and perhaps her most loved


Chip Kidd on Cover Design at TED

Random House book designer, Chip Kidd, offers some advice on the process drawing on his many years in the book industry and producing book covers for authors like Michael Crichton and Haruki Murakami. This video part of the TED presentation talks. The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media


2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2012 International Impac Dublin Literary Award was announced earlier today by Dublin’s Lord Mayor and Patron of the Award, Andrew Montague. Ten novels were shortlisted for the world’s richest annual literary award of €100,000. The ten novels were nominated by libaries throughout the world and the award is administered by Dublin


Guest Post | Cover Design Tips – Kit Foster

Why is a good cover so important? Simple – because people will judge your book by it. Sure, we’re told not to judge a book by it’s cover – but what else does a potential reader have to go on? Besides the title, it is the first (and in many cases, the only) part of


John Oakes Interviewed at TOC 2011 – (Random Rosset Thoughts)

Rosset and Beckett lost in New York! John Oakes, co-founder of OR Books, interviewed on new publishing models. In the week we lost publishing maverick, Barney Rosset, I thought this piece from TOC 2011 strangely appropriate. Oakes started out at Rosset’s Grove Press. In 1987 Oakes co-founded Four Walls Eight Windows, which he first ran


InfoTrends InfoBlog | On Demand Book Printing at Airports?

InfoTrends InfoBlog »On Demand Book Printing at Airports?: “The last couple of months have seen a slew of new placements for Xerox and On Demand Book’s Espresso Book Machine (EBM). Installations have been growing rapidly, with four installs (Darien Library in Connecticut, Tattered Cover Book Store in Colorado, Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C.,


Bloomsbury Launch Services For Unpublished Authors

Bloomsbury Publishing and the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook have launched a series of writing and guidance services aimed at unpublished authors. The new services will be available online through the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook website at www.writersandartists.co.uk. The services are intended to aid and prepare an unpublished author approaching agents and publishers, polishing and improving