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Jon McGregor is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham and the author of four novels and two story collections, including The Reservoir Tapes, which was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He was born in Bermuda in 1976, spending his childhood in Norfolk and his university
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Nottingham author wins Costa Book Award for Best Novel of 2017 and a £5000 cash prize

McGregor, from Forest Fields, a professor of creative writing at the University of Nottingham, said: “It's the perfect start to the year, and a real vote of confidence from people who know what kind of books real readers like to buy. “The novel is set in the Peak District, which is an area a lot of Post readers will
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Amazon To Push Much More Alexa Ads In 2018: Report

Instead, the very top results of shopping queries made with Alexa will likely be the only best-sellers in their respective categories as far as voice-only shopping is concerned, so companies are expected to be more incentivized to pay extra for the most prominent positions offered by Amazon.
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Spotify Sued For $1.6 Billion by Publishing Company

Wixen Music Publishing has filed a massive copyright lawsuit against Spotify in California federal court, alleging that the streaming company is using songs found in Wixen's administrative catalog without the necessary licenses or compensation, as the Hollywood Reporter points out. Wixen is seeking at
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Trump welcomes new NY Times publisher: Treat the president fairly, ditch fake sources

The elder Sulzberger will stay on as chairman and had been the paper's publisher since 1992. Back in November 2016, the Times published a letter to its readers admitting it underestimated Trump's support. “As we reflect on the momentous result, and the months of reporting and polling that preceded it,
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State charges Chicago OB-GYN in Medicaid scam

A Northwest Side doctor has been charged with defrauding the state of $100,000 in Medicaid funds for women's health services she didn't provide, the Illinois attorney general's office said. (Ingram Publishing / Getty Images/Ingram Publishing). Robert ChannickContact ReporterChicago Tribune.
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Assistant Professor of the Practice in Creative Writing/ Assistant Director of Creative Writing

Wesleyan University's Shapiro Writing Center, in conjunction with the Department of English concentration in Creative Writing, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in Creative Writing beginning September 1, 2018. Field of specialization is multi-genre. This is a 9-month position,
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The Biggest PC Games of 2017, According to Steam

Valve published their annual end of year charts, The Best of 2017. Sales and user … Platinum Best Sellers aren't a big surprise, featuring the hugely popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Other popular … The Best New Releases list the best-selling games for each month of the year. This category
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Two Norwich authors win Costa Book Awards

The two writers are now among five category winners in the running for the prestigious Costa Book of the Year accolade which will be announced later this month. Rebecca Stott, who lives in Norwich and who teaches English literature and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, scooped the
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String Letter Publishing Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar String Letter Publishing Softcover …

Shop for the String Letter Publishing Traditional Songs for Beginning Guitar String Letter Publishing Softcover with CD by Peter Penhallow in and receive free shipping and guaranteed lowest price.
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Scots author wins prize for “completely fantastic” first book

The book was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress and won the Scottish Book Trust's Next Chapter Award in 2014, which included a stay at a creative writing retreat. The work became the focus of an eight-way auction at Frankfurt Book Fair and has since gone on to sell
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Meet The Playwrights of WinterFest: Rebecca Kane Brings Mystery and Music to The Winterfest

Rebecca Kane is a playwright and stage manager based in Astoria, Queens. Raised in South Florida, she began stage managing and playwriting in high school. She moved to Orlando to study stage management and creative writing at University of Central Florida, where she also worked at the Orlando
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800-CEO-READ Business Bestsellers for December 2017

We hope the popularity of these titles offers guidance for those seeking an interesting and helpful new book. We report our business book bestsellers to The New York Times and Nielsen BookScan. Congratulations to authors and publishers of these bestselling business books for the last month of 2017!
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Platinum Games Set to Develop Original IP

And don't worry – we'll still see those familiar AAA titles published by those familiar big cheeses. Again, that's because they lack the budget to afford taking all the risks of going full-on self-publishing. Platinum Games is also confident the decision will not adversely affect their relationship with larger
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Morocco : Four journalists to appear in court for publishing confidential information

The four journalists are accused of publishing, on the newspapers for which they work, part of the confidential findings of an inquiry conducted by a parliamentary commission to investigate an alleged case of corruption at the Moroccan Pension Fund (CMR). The court also decided to try MP Abdelhaq
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Traverse City Business Hall of Fame: Meet the Inductees – Judith Lindenau and Bruce Rogers

She also expressed herself through painting, drawing, creative writing and blogging. “Judith could be intimidating,” said Sondra Shaw Hardy of Traverse City. “Her intellect and abilities in almost every aspect of life – art, music, writing, drama, politics and more – could be frightening were it not for her
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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST First Drive

They're the top two best-sellers in the admittedly limited segment. That goes to well over half when you throw in the closely related GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. If you're shopping for a full-size body-on-frame SUV, General Motors pretty much owns the market. The RST is Chevrolet's first true hot
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Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs

On December 29, Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit in California federal court that alleges that Spotify is using Petty's “Free Fallin,” the Doors' “Light My Fire,” and tens of thousands of other songs without a license and compensation. The plaintiff is seeking a damages award worth at least $1.6
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Why Grindr hopes to become a media publisher

“We heard from our users that there just wasn't a place for them to engage with content relevant to them,” Peter Sloterdyk, Grindr's vice president of marketing, tells Moneyish. Since about three quarters of Grindr users are millennials, traditional dedicated publishers like the Advocate can seem stodgy.
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