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So you want to write a nonfiction book …

washingtonpost.com – Thursday February 16, 2017

A few tips for those writers intimidated by the idea of writing something that contains many pages and a spine.

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Abridged 0 - 49: Babel Submission Call

firstwriter.com – Thursday February 16, 2017

Abridged is looking for poetry and art for its 0 – 49: Babel issue.

Up to four poems can be submitted and art can be up to A4 landscape and should be 300dpi or above.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday February 16, 2017

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

Online literary journal. Publishes poetry, short stories, self-contained novel excerpts, and novellas. Send one piece of prose or between 4 and 6 poems at a time. Wait for response before sending more.

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Publishers Association of New Zealand announces Association Director appointment

booksellers.co.nz – Wednesday February 15, 2017

The Council of the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) today announced the appointment of Catriona Ferguson to the role of Association Director.

Catriona is currently the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Book Council and was previously a Literary Advisor for Creative New Zealand. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Association, particularly in the areas of grants and funding – and equally a life-long passion for books, reading and outstanding creative content.

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Faber CEO speaks out after winning trade publisher of the year

theguardian.com – Friday February 10, 2017

Faber & Faber’s chief executive has called for publishers to oppose crackdowns on free speech and the rise of so-called fake news. Stephen Page made his comments after the publisher of TS Eliot, Kazuo Ishiguro and Costa book of the year winner Sebastian Barry scooped the Frankfurt book fair independent trade publisher of the year award.

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D H H Literary Agency launches The Dome Press

thebookseller.com – Friday February 10, 2017

D H H Literary Agency has launched its own publishing company, The Dome Press. 

The press, whose name is taken from the The Dome periodical that was published in London's Cecil Court by the Unicorn Press in the late 1800s, will have "a broad approach", covering all genres. Its ethos is to "champion great storytelling and give authors a voice" and to discover and nurture both new and established writers while embracing "fresh outlooks". 

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday February 10, 2017

Publishes: Poetry; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Publishes poetry that disturbs and enraptures. Has had award-winning success publishing LGBTIQ authors, but is an inclusive publishing house welcoming all authors, regardless of sexual orientation or identity. Open to submissions from march 1 to June 1 annually.

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8 Tips From Authors To Make Your Writing More Inclusive

bustle.com – Thursday February 9, 2017

Now, more than ever, we need diverse books. We need to read and promote the writing of marginalized authors, or the literary world is going to become one big wash of books about white boys and their dogs. Or middle aged white English professors and their teenage girlfriends. Now is the time to diversify your library. And, if you're a writer, now is the time to make your own writing more inclusive.

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Books are back because Amazon likes them

ft.com – Thursday February 9, 2017

Ten years ago, as Jeff Bezos launched the Kindle ereader in New York, he declaredthat “the book is so highly evolved and so suited to its task that it’s very hard to displace”. Amazon’s founder was right: this spring, despite the digital upheaval unleashed by the Kindle, it will open a bookstore in Manhattan.

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How print beat digital in the book world

straitstimes.com – Saturday February 4, 2017

If the media industry needed proof that it moved too quickly to devalue its print products on the way to chasing digital audiences, the book industry has been making a convincing case in the last few years. The rise of print book sales and decline in e-books in 2015 was no accident. Last year, the trend continued, and self-publishing in electronic form no longer seemed as good a bet as in previous years.

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