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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: April 3, 2016

Claudia Rankine at AWP 2016

Pictured here is Claudia Rankine giving her keynote speech on the opening day of the 2016 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference, which ended yesterday. Rankine’s speech took on the lack of diversity in MFA programs, a hot topic at this year’s conference and in the publishing industry in general. Other news from

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April 3, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: January 17, 2016

best headline goes to… by Chris Connelly via Flickr Creative Commons

Book news was sparse this week, but maybe you’ll be surprised by which genres and subgenres sold well in 2015 and which declined. Ready? Set? Read!

January 17, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: August 23, 2015

As publishers prepare for the fall season, book news was quiet this week – save for the big outlier in the literary world: Amazon. This week we take a longer look at a recently published critique of Amazon’s white-collar workplace and round things off with footnotes on ebook rights management, the Confederate flag, and much

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August 23, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: July 19, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: July 19, 2015

With the hubbub about Go Set a Watchman reaching a crescendo this week, important events like the sale of Books-A-Million and the unanimous callout of Amazon were almost drowned out. We also have footnotes for the women you most want to get lunch with: Cheryl Strayed, Lena Dunham, Ida B. Wells. Ready? Set? Read! Illustration

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July 19, 2015

Dog-Eared and Disapatched: July 12, 2015

Harper Lee’s soon-to-be-released Go Set a Watchman has made a splash in book culture that’s only appropriate given the high esteem with which To Kill a Mockingbird is held. Meanwhile, the Authors Guild calls for a doubling of ebook royalty rates. Macmillan adds 1,000 more titles to Scribd and Oyster, and iBooks allows more complex

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July 12, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: June 7, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: June 7, 2015

It’s hot in Portland this weekend, but rather than wilting in the heat, we’re bringing you this week’s roundup of literary news – and it’s going to fire you up. We look at whether women are getting all the recognition they deserve from the literary establishment, what Ursula Le Guin has to say about publishing,

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June 7, 2015

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