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Famous First Words: Postcards

An honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work. Supper for a song. Canoe for a story. It’s all relative, really. Particularly if you’re in the market for a canoe. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1935, Annie Proulx was an established freelance writer in the 1980s when Gray’s Sporting Journal found themselves low on cash

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November 12, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: October 26, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: October 26, 2014

This week in our rundown of book culture, we’ve got the latest on publisher/Amazon agreements (and we’re not talking Hachette, for once), a discussion of profits, and the what’s happening with Barnes & Noble. A modest collection of footnotes rounds things out. The big news in publishing this week is that Simon & Schuster has

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October 26, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: June 1, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched, June 1, 2014

Well hello, Literary Citizens! We’re back after a one-week hiatus with all the newest publishing news about … Amazon and Hachette? Yes, it’s like we’ve never been away. During the past two weeks, Amazon and Hachette still have not been able to come to an agreement, but at least they’ve made some public statements about

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June 1, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

This has been a whirlwind of a week, literary citizens. In our latest rundown of the wild world of book culture, we delve into George Packer’s 12,000-word editorial, “Cheap Words: Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?” Next, we give the details on Open Road’s acquisition of E-Reads, one of the

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February 16, 2014

Rookie Report: Alex Myers

When my copy of Revolutionary arrived, the first thing I thought was, man, this is a beautiful book. I ran my hand over the book jacket—covered in reds, whites, and blues—and felt the soft grooves in the paper. I’ve always been drawn to books with strong, female protagonists, and Deborah Samson, a woman who dresses

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January 17, 2014

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