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Friday, April 26, 2013

Publishing Pulse for April 26, 2013

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A brand new literary prize, The Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction will be awarded to author Don DeLillo.

World Book Night was this past Tuesday, and 500,000 free books were given out across several countries. Did you participate? If you'd like to be a World Book Night giver next year, follow the project here.

GalleyCat reported this week, from info found in Amazon's financial filings, that the Amazon Kindle Prime lending library now contains more than 300,000 titles. Publishing business nerds might also like to note that Amazon's quarterly sales were up a healthy 22% over the same period last year. But net income was down. (Translation: economy 1, bottom line 0.)

Sarah Pinneo
is a novelist, food writer and book publicity specialist. Her most recent book is Julia’s Child. Follow her on twitter at @SarahPinneo.

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