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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: 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

Alexandra Kleeman – You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

I opened the refrigerator and saw nothing but a pile of stripped oranges, a pyramid of them, all the pale yellow color of rind. They would be so easy to eat—pre-peeled, unarmored. The little gouges in their rinds matched the diameter of B’s fingernails exactly. But for some reason oranges now filled me with dread.

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August 24, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: July 26, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: July 26, 2015

Ebooks becoming radio plays finds modest financing success, while audiobook sales experienced a 13.5 percent uptick in 2014 over 2013. HarperCollins has created an Agent Portal for agents linked to their authors, allowing the unprecedented sharing of HarperCollins’ U.S. sales data—for agents only, of course. Rounding out the week, a bookstore-hostel opens soon in Tokyo,

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July 26, 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

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