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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: August 24, 2014

Dog-eared & Dispatched, August 24, 2014

As the publishing world gears up for the fall season, things are quiet on the literary front. Your humble correspondent would, indeed, rather be on the Oregon coast reading book after book from the local bookstores (if you’re passing through Newport, OR, have a gander at Nye Beach Book House and Fireside Books) instead of

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August 24, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: August 10, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: August 10, 2014

Welcome to another idiosyncratic update on the world of book culture. Companies fail to come to terms (and not just with Amazon), and lengthy longlists for literary prizes are announced (and I indulge in some favoritism towards translated literature). The footnotes are plentiful and varied, and include topics from ebooks to earnings reports to cover

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August 10, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: June 29, 2014

Dog-eared and dispatched: June 29

Welcome to this week’s retrospective of the book world’s shenanigans. The big news this week was the purchase of Perseus books by Hachette and Ingram; we’ve also got the results of 2013 book sales, and of course a bit of an update on Amazon. Someday soon we hope to cover the week in book news

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June 29, 2014

Kiese Laymon – Long Division

Late Night New York, hosted by Emily Yoon This month we feature Kiese Laymon, author of the novel Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. Late Night New York is the fruit of our collaborations with the Franklin Park Reading Series in Brooklyn, New York. Listen here… Subscribe

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May 8, 2014

Joe Biel, Microcosm Publishing

Welcome to Late Night Conversation. This week we feature Joe Biel, founder of Microcosm Publishing—a small, charming, and radical publishing house in Portland, Oregon that has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity. Managing editor Candace Opper interviewed Joe in a loft above Microcosm’s southeast Portland storefront, packed floor to ceiling with

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May 20, 2013

Fiona McCrae, Graywolf Press

Welcome to Late Night Conversation! This week Paul talks to Fiona McCrae, publisher of Graywolf Press. Graywolf is considered one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary publishers. Paul and Fiona discuss the benefits of the nonprofit publishing model, the importance of taking risks for talented new writers, and how Graywolf grew to be such a revered

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February 10, 2013

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