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On the Virtual Writers, Inc. radar this week:


The Case Against Apple | Publishers Weekly Talking about the NEWS

Daily Deals Propel Older E-Books to Popularity –

Amazon workers in Germany stage short-term strike | The Washington Post

Barnes and Noble Needs to Expand into International Markets | Good E-Reader

Crowdsourcing as a Publishing Solution | Publishing Perspectives

Vermont small publishers share big ideas | Burlington Free Press

Success In Publishing (Maybe) by Christopher Meeks | Red Room

Binchy journalism collection acquired | The Bookseller

Penguin rolls out mobile bookstore | New York Business Journal

Rudyard Kipling letter admits plagiarising parts of the Law of the Jungle | Telegraph

Book publishers finally get a reason to party | New York Post

Dedicated website launches for Amazon Publishing | The Bookseller

Eclectic line-up for Sheffield Poetry Festival | The Star

BEA 2013: The Seven Deadly Myths of Digital Publishing | Publishers Weekly

Deborah Moggach’s Rules for Writing | Telegraph

New threat to publishing jobs: the Grammar Hound | MobyLives

Tablets to Outsell Desktops in 2013, Sub 10 Inch Segment Emerging More Popular | Good E-Reader

The People’s Book Prize Winners | The People’s Book Prize

What Publishers Need To Do In The Era Of Self-Publishing | Forbes

The Literary Conference: Writing in a digital age. In partnership with TLS and BookFlower

Winner Of The Inaugural Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Announced At The Hay Festival 2013 |

Creative Control, Ease of Publishing and Money Pushing Authors to Self-Publish | Digital Book World

Survivorship bias: why 90% of the advice about writing is bullshit right now | Tobias Buckell

Man Booker International Prize Goes To Another Anglophone | Prospect Magazine Blog

Random House Launches BookScout Mobile App | Good E-Reader

HarperCollins Providing Digital Galleys to Its Authors | Publishers Weekly

Amazon to open major London office | The Bookseller

Grumpy Cat, soon to be a movie star, will appear at Book Expo | LA Times

Choc Lit Add Chook Lit To Their List |


New Literary Agent Alert: Jamie Bodnar Drowley of Inklings Literary

Submission slots open for short/micro/flash fiction, and nonfiction at Litro Magazine.

Mslexia Poetry Writing Workshops devised by Deryn Rees-Jones

The Luke Bitmead Bursary for new writers | Legend Press

Writing Competitions (International, US and UK): May – July, 2013 | Virtual Writers, Inc.

Enter the Young critics competition 2013 | The Guardian

Phoenix Writing Group in Oxford Seeking New Members

Essex Poetry festival – 13th open poetry competition (closing date: 31st July, 2013)

Freelance Festival Co-Ordinator, Writing West Midlands | Literature Works

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