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It's been an interesting week for Amazon.com, with the SFWA dropping all links to the online retailer and many authors leaving after Amazon cut ties with the Independent Publishers Group.
Digital Book World reports that publishers who are seeing print sales soften should be prepared for a steep drop, and lots of open shelf space.
Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the Berenstain Bears, has died at age 88. May perpetual light shine upon her
JK Rowling, whom you might have heard of, announced an upcoming novel geared toward adults. It is scheduled for release later this year.
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Literary Quote of the Week:
"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." E.L. Doctorow
Jane Lebak is the author of The Guardian (Thomas Nelson, 1994), Seven Archangels: Annihilation (Double-Edged Publishing, 2008) and The Boys Upstairs (MuseItUp, 2010). At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four children. She is represented by the riveting Roseanne Wells of the Marianne Strong Literary Agency.