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Round-Up: Lost H.P. Lovecraft manuscript, Yalc, and publishing changes for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

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From a rediscovered H.P. Lovecraft manuscript to the discussion on how To Kill A Mockingbird will appear in classrooms, this is last week’s literary news: A long-lost H.P. Lovecraft manuscript has surfaced from a collection of memorabilia belonging to the late Harry Houdini. The collection was purchased by a private buyer who discovered

Round-Up: Perseus Acquired; PEN America and Windham Campbell Prize Winners Announced

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From Hachette’s acquisition of Perseus Book Group to author recognition through literary awards, here’s the recent literary news:   Last September, Perseus Book Group announced that it was looking for potential buyers after a 2014 deal with Hachette Book Group fell through. Now, the two companies have announced that they

Round Down: When Books Are As Essential As Bread And Water

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Whenever I drive to my real local library or the Barnes & Noble near my house, I’m always disappointed I can find a parking space so easily. Trust me, I love convenience. But where is everyone? What are they doing that’s more fun than browsing the shelves? Every man

The Ploughshares Round-Down: Why Lena Dunham’s New Book is Worth $3.5 Million

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When I talk to a new potential client, one of the things we go over is potential advances. Most nonfiction writers get between $25,000 and $75,000; fiction writers, a fraction of that. Everyone who gets more than that did something remarkable to get there. During this conversation, many writers have

The Ploughshares Round-Down: No, Books Aren’t a Lost Cause

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Have you ever shown up at a party only to find out the keg’s already been emptied? I meet a lot of writers who feel like that’s what happened to books. They’ve chosen to write a book at a time when that’s as old fashioned as typing it up