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PPN Weekly Digest / October 3, 2014

In the News

“Authors who submit a work must agree to a 45-day exclusivity agreement with Amazon. If their title is chosen for the program, and they choose to publish with Amazon, they will receive a $1,500 advance, a 50% e-book royalty rate…”

-from Publishers Weekly
Read more… “Amazon Shares Details on Crowdsourced Publishing Program”

 

“A book recommendation born out of a book club carries more weight than a regular recommendation.”

-from Wise, Ink
Read more… “How to Appeal to Book Clubs”


Creative Thinking

“In an era when author tours and splashy book parties have grown increasingly rare, Ms. Dunham has organized a traveling circus of sorts that seems more like a roving Burning Man festival than a sober, meet-the-author literary event.”

-from Alexandra Alter for The New York Times
Read more… “carefully curated cast of artists”

The approach coupled with the scope (covering, as it does, a huge swath of time) results in maybe the most complete history of the novel in English ever produced.”

-from Jonathan Russell Clark for The Millions
Read more… “The Novel: A Biography is a big book”


Trending

“Reading long, literary sentences sans links and distractions is actually a serious skill that you lose if you don’t use it. Before the Internet, the brain read in a linear fashion, taking advantage of sensory details to remember where key information was in the book by layout.”

-from Rachel Grate for Mic
Read more… “30 to 45 minutes of daily reading”


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