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‘Irish publishing has no VIP room’: why Irish writing is a movement having a moment

irishtimes.com – Wednesday September 30, 2015

Tramp Press co-publisher Sarah Davis-Goff surveys Ireland's literary scene, argues that its small presses have the best ammunition and offers her own publishing philosophy.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday September 30, 2015

Publishes: Fiction;
Areas include: Short Stories;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Literary

Annual magazine of short fiction, inviting submissions from around the world.

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Writers' Handbook 2016 now available in print

firstwriter.com – Wednesday September 30, 2015

Following last month's release of the digital editions of firstwriter.com's 2016 edition of its Writers' Handbook, the print editions are now also available from various outlets around the world. These include:

Amazon.com ($17.25)

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The Secret of Writing An Action Movie in Book Form

io9.com – Tuesday September 29, 2015

A great novel can be just as exciting and thrilling as a big-budget Hollywood tentpole. A novel can contain massive, insane action, that movie-makers could never even afford to bring to life. But how do you create an action movie on the page? We talked to 10 of our favorite authors, and here's what they told us.

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Publishers more content with digital transition than authors

thebookseller.com – Tuesday September 29, 2015

Publishers are more content about how the book business is weathering the digital transition than authors, early results of the FutureBook Digital Census have found.

The Digital Census, the annual tracker of the book business' digital evolution, was launched two weeks ago and so far more than 400 respondents have completed the survey.

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Wilkinson says publishers 'need to try harder' to innovate

thebookseller.com – Tuesday September 29, 2015

Former self-published writer Kerry Wilkinson has laid down the gauntlet to traditional publishers, saying that they do not communicate with authors enough and that Amazon is "the main innovator in the book space".

Wilkinson also said that publishers were unlikely to change the way they worked any time soon, as the "only reason you change is if you're forced to".

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Poetry competition deadline delayed

firstwriter.com – Tuesday September 29, 2015

With the deadline for firstwriter.com's Fourteenth International Poetry Competition fast approaching (October 1, 2015), firstwriter.com has announced a last-minute delay to allow for final entries to be submitted. The competition will now remain open until the first of November.

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What Has Surprised You About The Writing Life? Intriguing Answers From Acclaimed Authors

huffingtonpost.com – Monday September 28, 2015

I've had the great fortune of interviewing many acclaimed authors. They always have much to say about the craft of writing. One of the questions I've asked often has been "What has surprised you about the writing life?"

Here is what some of those widely read authors said...

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Shift from e-books to print

straitstimes.com – Sunday September 27, 2015

Five years ago, the book world was seized by collective panic over the uncertain future of print.

As readers migrated to new digital devices, e-book sales soared, increasing 1,259 per cent between 2008 and 2010, alarming booksellers that watched consumers use their stores to find titles they would later buy online.

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Abrams Ups Ben Izzo To Agent

deadline.com – Saturday September 26, 2015

With a roster that includes work on behalf of Argentine-Chilean writer and activist Ariel Dorfman, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Charles Fuller and the songwriting team of Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Ben Izzo has been promoted to agent at Abrams Artists Agency's New York-based literary division, Chairman and CEO Harry Abrams tells Deadline. Izzo had been the departmental coordinator in the literary division.

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