Writing about place

I’m going to be joining a group of editors, translators and academics to discuss the importance of place in literature. According to the blurb for the panel, places are important in how we define ourselves; how we represent places in literature reflects how we project our identities and allegiances.

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Expo, Part 2

In the US, e-book sales are down, according to industry stats I saw at the Book Expo of America. E-books now make up less than 25% of total sales by US publishers. (This doesn’t count self-published titles.) Print is up by about 2%.The biggest growth story this past year: young adult? No. Children’s books? Nope, although a good guess. Cookbooks? Doing well, but no. Literary fiction? Please.

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