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PPN Weekly Digest / September 5, 2014

 Weekly Digest / September 5, 2014

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In the News

“What many readers don’t realize is that fact-checking has never been standard practice in the book-publishing world at all.”
-from Kate Newman for The Atlantic
Read more… “there should be a warning”


“Authors who have e-books sold through the HarperCollins website will receive a higher net royalty than if they were sold through another site, the publisher has confirmed.”
-from Joshua Farrington, for The Bookseller


“PRH is clearly the most powerful e-book publisher, as it was in the first half of the year.”
-from Jeremy Greenfield, for Mediashift

Read more… “The top seven e-book bestsellers”


Creative Thinking

“Have you ever wanted to listen to a song mentioned in a novel? Now you can enjoy ‘fictional’ mixtapes, as authors have begun creating their character’s playlists for their readers…”
-from Mark Hooper, for The Guardian
“A floating pop-up library is opening on New York’s Hudson River this fall. The creation of the artist Beatrice Glow, The Floating Library will appear…from Sept. 6 to Oct. 3…”
-from Annalisa Quinn for NPR’s The Two-Way



The Name of the Rose sold. Smilla’s Sense of Snow sold.The Elegance of the Hedgehog sold. Suite Française sold. It seems, in fact, fair to expect that every couple of years will bring a bestseller in translation…”
-from Sal Robinson, for Melville House

Read more… “whether the present moment is exceptional”

Related news“This is publishing satire done right. Hats off, @melvillehouse”
-from @RebeccaSchinsky via Twitter

Read more… “Born Alive”


“For a certain kind of reader, book prizes matter. When the authors longlisted for those prizes are almost entirely white and largely male, this sends a message to readers that important books are written mostly by those groups…”
-from Josh Corman for Bookriot

Read more… “start with the sensible and work our way to the completely loony”


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