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PPN Weekly Digest / August 29, 2014

 Weekly Digest / August 29, 2014

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In the News

“It’s not often that you hear about assassination attempts linked to book proposals.”
-from Hector Tobar for the Los Angeles Times

“Known as ‘new adult,’ the genre features mainly university or college-aged protagonists dealing with early twenties life…”
-from Stephanie Chan for The Globe and Mail

Creative Thinking

“The Kobo Aura H20, which the Canada-based company says is the world’s first premium waterproof ‘E Ink e-reader,’ is waterproof for up to 30 minutes in one metre of water with the port cover closed.”
-from Alison Flood for The GuardianRead more…“Waterproof e-reader launched for bathtime bookworms”“…while taking notes or doodling in your digitally enhanced Moleskine might conjure a familiar feel, the pen allows you to capture audio, and the pages allow you to tag and save information…”
-from Kristin Hohenadel for Slate (via Slate Plus free trial)Read more… “The Iconic Moleskine Notebook Goes Digital”

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“Most publishers rely on their authors to be truthful, and diligent in their research, and most nonfiction books are not fact-checked by publishers. But when a red flag is raised, publishers have an obligation to their readers to investigate.”
-from David Cay Johnston for Newsweek

Read more… “C. David Heymann’s Lies”

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