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HarperCollins Announces BookSmash Winners

HarperCollins Announces BookSmash Winners

HarperCollins revealed the winners of its BookSmash Challenge, a contest that invited developers to create new digital products that “re-imagine the book.”

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This and That :: Week of November 25th

This and That :: Week of November 25th

Juicy tidbits from the publishing industry. You got it here first!

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Simon & Schuster launches self-publishing program

Simon & Schuster launches self-publishing program

Simon & Schuster is the newest member of the big six publishers to enter the self-publishing market..

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E-Reads Cuts Print Prices

E-Reads Cuts Print Prices

Independent e-book and POD publisher E-Reads has cut print prices by as much as 25% in a bid to narrow the gap between print and e-book prices. “We’re hoping that readers who prefer paper will no longer be inhibited by the gap between our e-book and paperback prices,” said founder and CEO Richard Curtis.

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George Elliott Clarke appointed Toronto’s fourth poet laureate

George Elliott Clarke appointed Toronto’s fourth poet laureate

Given all the political hoopla happening in Hogtown, it would have been easy to miss news that poet, playwright, activist, and critic George Elliott Clarke has been appointed Toronto’s fourth poet laureate.

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Editor Heather Jackson rejoins Harmony imprint

Editor Heather Jackson rejoins Harmony imprint

Former Crown Executive Editor Heather Jackson has rejoined the company as consulting Editor-at-Large for the relaunched Harmony imprint and Sydny Miner has been moved into the position of Executive Editor for Harmony (after acquiring in the past for Archetype and Three Rivers Press). Leah Miller has been hired as Editor (she was previously at Free […]

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Pluto launches online Christmas campaign

Pluto launches online Christmas campaign

The radical publisher is offering 40% off across 20 of its most giftable titles, including books by Noam Chomsky and Laurie Penny and classics such as The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels. The promotion is being publicised via Twitter.

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Crown Editor laid off after 22 years

Crown Editor laid off after 22 years

Longtime Crown Editor and Executive Charlie Conrad was laid off earlier this week, after 22 years at the company (first Bantam Doubleday Dell and then Random House Inc.).

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