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Top Women Science Fiction Writers | For Books’ Sake

Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn | BBC News

Girl Scouts fight proposed sale of Boerum Hill library branch where they hold meetings | NY Daily News

Book seller Sarah McNally writes her own business rule book | CBC News

Million Pound Mum series for Accent | The Bookseller

Literary Agent Misconceptions | Carly Watters, Literary Agent

Five out of ten of last year’s bestsellers were whodunits. Ian Rankin reveals how to write your own | Daily Mail

Daunt: restructure ‘not primarily about costs’ | The Bookseller

Dan Brown on ‘hurtful’ reviews and saving the world | BBC News

Urban Dictionary Finds a Place in the Courtroom |

Beware of book blurbs |

Barefoot Books Stops Selling to Amazon | Publishers Weekly

Digital leap at Bloomsbury | The Bookseller

Children’s press Firefly to launch at Hay | The Bookseller

Which five authors are in running for the 2013 Nobel prize? | The Guardian

Map­ping the Paths to Publishing | Publishing Perspectives

Teenage Tweetland: YA authors and publishers reach out to young readers | Publishers Weekly

Another plagiarism scandal hits poetry community | The Guardian

Amazon licenses fan fiction ebooks | The Guardian

Lydia Davis Wins £60,000 Man Booker International Prize | GalleyCat

Your Quick Guide to BEA | Publishers Lunch

Simon & Schuster Partners to Create Shakespeare Apps

Children’s Books From Page To Screen At The National Media Museum|

The Next Big Thing: Business Development in Publishing | Publishing Trends

Bloomsbury launches e-book only imprint | The Bookseller

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