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News

The Case Against Apple | Publishers Weekly http://ow.ly/lqyxl Talking about the NEWS

Daily Deals Propel Older E-Books to Popularity – http://NYTimes.com http://ow.ly/lqyCw

Amazon workers in Germany stage short-term strike | The Washington Post http://ow.ly/lqyJz

Barnes and Noble Needs to Expand into International Markets | Good E-Reader http://ow.ly/lqyRD

Crowdsourcing as a Publishing Solution | Publishing Perspectives http://ow.ly/lqyYE

Vermont small publishers share big ideas | Burlington Free Press http://ow.ly/lqz3u

Success In Publishing (Maybe) by Christopher Meeks | Red Room http://ow.ly/lqzes

Binchy journalism collection acquired | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/luVVX

Penguin rolls out mobile bookstore | New York Business Journal http://ow.ly/luWcG

Rudyard Kipling letter admits plagiarising parts of the Law of the Jungle | Telegraph http://ow.ly/luWqh

Book publishers finally get a reason to party | New York Post http://ow.ly/luXnS

Dedicated website launches for Amazon Publishing | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/lv0ke

Eclectic line-up for Sheffield Poetry Festival | The Star http://ow.ly/lCVFh

BEA 2013: The Seven Deadly Myths of Digital Publishing | Publishers Weekly http://ow.ly/lv0zH

Deborah Moggach’s Rules for Writing | Telegraph http://ow.ly/lv0Pj

New threat to publishing jobs: the Grammar Hound | MobyLives http://ow.ly/lv0Zy

Tablets to Outsell Desktops in 2013, Sub 10 Inch Segment Emerging More Popular | Good E-Reader http://ow.ly/lv19n

The People’s Book Prize Winners | The People’s Book Prize http://ow.ly/lxxQj

What Publishers Need To Do In The Era Of Self-Publishing | Forbes http://ow.ly/lv1wb

The Literary Conference: Writing in a digital age. In partnership with TLS and BookFlower http://ow.ly/lv1Vw

Winner Of The Inaugural Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Announced At The Hay Festival 2013 | http://booktrade.info http://ow.ly/lxy63

Creative Control, Ease of Publishing and Money Pushing Authors to Self-Publish | Digital Book World http://ow.ly/lxylE

Survivorship bias: why 90% of the advice about writing is bullshit right now | Tobias Buckell http://ow.ly/lxyCn

Man Booker International Prize Goes To Another Anglophone | Prospect Magazine Blog http://ow.ly/lxAmR

Random House Launches BookScout Mobile App | Good E-Reader http://ow.ly/lxAHC

HarperCollins Providing Digital Galleys to Its Authors | Publishers Weekly http://ow.ly/lxAVG

Amazon to open major London office | The Bookseller http://ow.ly/lzUtM

Grumpy Cat, soon to be a movie star, will appear at Book Expo | LA Times http://ow.ly/lzW3j

Choc Lit Add Chook Lit To Their List | http://booktrade.info http://ow.ly/lzYxS

Opportunities

New Literary Agent Alert: Jamie Bodnar Drowley of Inklings Literary http://shar.es/ZS2k7

Submission slots open for short/micro/flash fiction, and nonfiction at Litro Magazine. http://www.litro.co.uk/submit/

Mslexia Poetry Writing Workshops devised by Deryn Rees-Jones http://ow.ly/lqC1t

The Luke Bitmead Bursary for new writers | Legend Press http://ow.ly/lCVcz

Writing Competitions (International, US and UK): May – July, 2013 | Virtual Writers, Inc. http://ow.ly/lrIJT

Enter the Young critics competition 2013 | The Guardian http://ow.ly/lv0re

Phoenix Writing Group in Oxford Seeking New Members http://ow.ly/lCVzj

Essex Poetry festival – 13th open poetry competition (closing date: 31st July, 2013)  http://ow.ly/lCW4m

Freelance Festival Co-Ordinator, Writing West Midlands | Literature Works http://ow.ly/lCWaO

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