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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: May 24, 2015

Dog-eared & Dispatched: May 24, 2015

This week it has become inescapably obvious how a little bit of fame can go a long way in getting published. Major publishers know that titles written by the likes Chelsea Clinton or Barbra Streisand will practically sell themselves. Also on trend for 2015, this week’s installments of “rare book uncovered” included a portrait of

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May 24, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: May 10, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: May 10, 2015

As spring fades to summer and the country responds to political campaigns, race relations, and international affairs, the book industry is following suit with a week’s worth of social justice updates from a theft in Colombia to publicity for feminist and diversity campaigns. Our footnotes similarly reflect an activist interest with McSweeney’s Kickstarter launches and

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May 10, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: May 3, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: May 5, 2015.

We hope that your pocketbook isn’t hurting too much after yesterday’s Independent Bookstore Day celebrations. We’ve got a wide-ranging selection of footnotes for you today, from authors disapproving of awards, to Amazon’s share prices, and why you should be reading more Anthony Trollope. We’ve also got a feature story about the press that might have

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May 3, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: April 19, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: April 19, 2015

A busy week this week, with crowded headlines for international literature, print sales, and the business of ebooks (pricing and price-fixing). We look first at the literary giants who died this week, take a quick look at how the Apple case is going, and round things off with footnotes on close reading, Amazon reviews, and

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April 19, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: April 5, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: April 5, 2015

Welcome to National Poetry Month and to another edition of “Dog-eared and Dispatched.” This week we take a look at two very different sets of publisher/retail agreements, and give the footnotes on copyediting, crowdfunding, and more book fairs than one likes to think about. Ready? Set? Read! Just when you thought Amazon was going to

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April 5, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: March 22, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: March 22, 2015

Welcome to another edition of “Dog-Eared & Dispatched”! This week we look at digital content giant … Rakuten, which just acquired OverDrive. We also look at Amazon’s latest doings (some things are up in the air), and round things out with a diverse collection of footnotes ranging from award mentions to copyright feuds. Ready? Set?

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March 22, 2015

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