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News stories from the book world in November 2010

November 2010

Now it's National Short Story Week!

29 November 2010

This week has been UK National Short Story Week and we've all been invited to join in as readers, writers and listeners by a new website with that name.  Read more

Pitchapalooza - pitching your book

22 November 2010

A recent posting on Publishing Perspectives took the reader to their article on Pitchapalooza, written by authors David Henry Sterry and his wife Arielle Eckstut, the duo known as The Book Doctors. The Book Doctors invented 'Putting Your Passion Into Print', now known as Pitchapalooza.  Read more

'E-book sales are astonishing'

15 November 2010

So, given publishers' latest focus, are readers are switching to e-books at a staggering speed and is the whole market for books set to change radically within a short space of time? The evidence for this is actually a bit contradictory.  Read more

UK Arts Council cuts affect poetry

1 November 2010

So what's the situation with the UK's small funded literature sector in the light of the enormous cuts which were announced last week by the new coalition government?   Read more