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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: March 27, 2016

Author protests the intrusion of Death before writing is complete

As spring break winds to an end (and as writers and small publishers gear up for AWP this coming weekend), we take a look at some of the numbers from 2015 and delve into the state of book sales and digital publishing. We’ve also got some plump footnotes about butterflies, robot authors, unsold furniture, and

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March 27, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: February 28, 2016

Do not read this

A strange week in book culture gives rise to increased attention given to killers turned authors turned celebrities, and an investigation of the disproportionately challenged books of diverse authors. With the acquisition of a Syrian refugee’s memoir and the creation of a Muslim children’s imprint within the Big Five, is American publishing fighting for representation

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February 28, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: February 7, 2016

Ursula K Le Guin

Amazon news crashes through the book world again with rumors of 300 to 400 hundred bookstores they plan to open—though that number is likely not accurate—and the always-beloved Ursula K. Le Guin will be getting a documentary by mid-2017.

February 7, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: January 31, 2016

A crowd

Most of this week’s book buzz centers around the 2016 Winter Institute, so we bring you a small selection of footnotes as dessert to the main course of the findings from the Denver meeting between publishers and independent booksellers. Ready? Set. Read!

January 31, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 29, 2015

Shakespeare and Co with some famous folks.

As we recover from our sweet potato induced food coma, we still found time to put together a few tidbits to satisfy the appetites of all who are still hungry for news of the literary community, including responses to state of the world, travel to space, and a new digital plateau. Ready? Set. Read!

November 29, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 8, 2015

We’re just waking up after a great day at Wordstock, and what do we find? Amazon is trying to sell books through a brick and mortar store. No, really. We’ve got more info on that as well as a handful of footnotes about binge-watching, academic publishing, and the National Book Awards. Ready? Set. Read!

November 8, 2015

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