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Dog-eared and Dispatched: October 25, 2015

Excerpt from the "wicked" Bible

After the exciting and exhausting work of hosting All Fines Forgiven, we are taking a break this week to enjoy some coffee and deliver a hodgepodge of industry news via digestible footnotes. We recommend the espresso con panna. Ready? Set? Read.


  1. Publishers Weekly’s annual survey suggests that publishing is still predominantly white and experiencing a gender pay gap, but the workforce is slanting toward the younger generations.
  2. A 17th century edition of the Holy Bible is predicted to auction for $20,000 due to the misprint, “Thou shalt commit adultery.”
  3. Attendance at the Frankfurt Book Fair – where international and translation rights are negotiated – was up 2.3% in 2015.
  4. With only twenty-five days left, Bea and Leah Koch have $44,126 toward their $90,000 goal for a Kickstarter campaign to open a bookstore in Los Angeles selling exclusively romance novels.  
  5. HarperCollins is on the defensive after accusations of inaccuracy from the Hughes estate targeted author Jonathan Bate.
  6. Amazon has launched a direct and comprehensive response to the New York Time’s article about abusive employment the same week the company brought a lawsuit against fake reviewers.
  7. Dark Horse Comics has announced an upcoming comic series focused on Lara Croft.
  8. Publishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, and PubMatch have organized the Havana International Book Fair and conference to support good relations between the American and Cuban publishing industries.
  9. Germany designer Henning M. Lederer animated 55 vintage book covers from the 50s and 60s.

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