New prize launched for thrillers without violence against women

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New prize launched for thrillers without violence against women

UK screenwriter Bridget Lawless has launched the Staunch Book Prize—an award for the best thriller novel in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered, reports the Bookseller. The prize—worth £2000 (A$3486)— is open to writers of any nationality over the age of 18,
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Spotlight: Chinese pavilion attractive at Cairo book fair

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Spotlight: Chinese pavilion attractive at Cairo book fair

It also aims to attract those visitors who would like to learn more about the Chinese culture,” said the co-founder of Wisdom House publishing group. Egypt opened on Saturday the 49th round of its two-week CIBF, which is considered the largest and oldest book fair in the Middle East and second largest
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Granite State bookstore named finalist for 2018 Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year

In 2014, Gibson's was awarded the coveted Independent Spirit Award, given each year by the Book Publisher's Reps of New England to a bookstore that best exemplifies the spirit of the independent bookstore. The award singles out outstanding contributors to the bookselling industry, according to PW.
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Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum starts tomorrow

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Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum starts tomorrow

ABU DHABI: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announced the completion of its preparations for the Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum, to be … The forum, taking place at Manarat Al Saadiyat, will host expert Arab and foreign publishers and writers representing institutions and centres from
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Congress, It's Time to Pay Musicians

Right now, radio stations don't have to pay artists whose songs they play on the airwaves (the stations pay performance royalties to the music publishers and the songwriters). The United States is the only developed country where this is the case. This act would require stations to pay artists and record
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Laser League Coming to Early Access Soon

The neon-accented Laser League is coming to Early Access soon following the arena combat game's open beta. Laser League's developer Roll7 and publisher 505 Games announced recently that the game would be entering its Early Access stages on Feb. 8. The Steam game is said to be priced at
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Landflix Odyssey For Nintendo Switch Offers Platforming Fun While Spoofing Netflix, The Walking …

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Landflix Odyssey For Nintendo Switch Offers Platforming Fun While Spoofing Netflix, The Walking …

There are some terrific games coming to Nintendo's Switch platform this year – even some that haven't been announced yet. However, Italian developer Fantastico Studio looks to have fun with its particular project, as it makes fun of a really popular medium while delivering a unique experience in its
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Fe creator says publisher EA has not 'meddled' with game's vision, main story will last 7-8 hours

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Fe creator says publisher EA has not 'meddled' with game's vision, main story will last 7-8 hours

Pretty platformer Fe is out next month, and ahead of its release developer Zoink has been talking about what it's been like to work with EA—the game was the first to be picked up by the publisher's indie support arm, EA Originals. The gaming giant hasn't interfered in Fe's development, according to game
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City lad makes people laugh by shining on silver screen

As I said I never thought of becoming a comedian but my humorous and creative writing skills and winning the show, Comedy ka Mahamuqabla helped me … In 2011, I left overseas shows because my writing work was appreciated by some of the renowned artists like Bharat Kukreti who insisted me to
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All media facing a crisis of trust

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All media facing a crisis of trust

Google is suspending a search feature that displayed which news outlets were publishing stories disputed by fact checkers. The feature was launched last November and appeared in the search Knowledge Panel – the boxes that appear on the right side of Google's search engine results page.
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Apple, Spotify, YouTube lose as court raises streaming music royalty rates

That's the largest rate increase in CRB history, according to a statement from the National Music Publishers' Association. The decision is a major victory for songwriters, who have long complained they are insufficiently uncompensated by on-demand music services like Spotify and YouTube. Streaming
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Author Dana Brown appears at Montage Cafe

Brown self-published 'Lottie Loser' through an offshoot of New York-based publishing house Simon & Schuster called Archway Publishing, an increasingly popular alternative for new writers looking to get published. The Matt Damon film 'The Martian,' for instance, is based on a book that was initially
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An Interview with Poet “FreeQuency”

Answer: I always wrote creative stories when I was young. I was fascinated with stories and as an immigrant became interested in language as I learned to speak and write in English. Growing up, I hated poetry. I was introduced to “conventional” poetry and it bored me to tears. But when I was in middle
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Brick and mortar

College Street, with a few exceptions, is devoted to the text-book market while certain big publishers and their outlets stock only their own books. All this makes the book fair the only worthwhile retail experience for the book-buyer, crammed into a dusty, sweaty 12-day package every year. My first trip to
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Steam Top Sellers week ending 28 January

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Steam Top Sellers week ending 28 January

The end of the week brings the latest Steam Top Sellers and at the top of the pile is predictably PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds. When will the popularity of Battle Royale start to wane? Great news for Unknown Worlds this week as the recently released underwater survival adventure Subnautica has
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Amber Meyer

There, she studied Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast and Digital Media, and had a minor in Creative Writing. While in college, Amber worked both on and off air at the campus news station and hosted her own radio show. Amber is originally from Berlin, Wisconsin, a small town in the Fox
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'Our mission is to create the future of books'

That is and will remain an important success factor for our growth strategy in all the territories we publish in— and that includes India. We are very optimistic when it comes to the future development of India's book market and our opportunities here. We expect healthy growth rates across categories and
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Creative construction: The isnpirations, art, and techniques of novel-writing

It differs from writer to writer, said an ecletic panel of five acclaimed authors drawn from four continents at a session entitled “The Art of the Novel: On Writing Fiction” at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 on Sunday, citing inspirations spanning illness of loved ones to demands of work to an attempt to
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US Copyright Authorities to Make Subscription Music Services Increase Payout Rate to Publishers …

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The National Music Publishers Association said that the ruling would require streaming companies to give 15.1% of their revenue to music publishers and songwriters, up from the current 10.5% rate for mechanical royalties. “This is the best mechanical rate scenario for songwriters in U.S. history which is
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This Heel's Racked Up A Waiting List — And It Just Got Restocked

… be getting your wear out of these guys. You've got enough heels that just sit in the back of your closet, so it's time to finally justify one you'll actually put to use (plus, it comes in three widths: Narrow, medium, and wide). Click ahead to shop this timeless, best-selling style along with some similar options.
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Publisher's Perspective: Parenting in 2018 – Part 2 (opinion)

Earlier this month I talked about technology and trying to navigate those stormy seas with your kids. I left off noting that it starts with us — that kids will often imitate what they see their parents do. One of the questions that I posed to the group was: “What's the best piece of advice your parents gave you that
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New Ruling Provides Historic Increase in Music Royalties that will Likely lead to higher Prices for …

… higher royalties for songwriters. The CRB also increased the TCC rate resulting in the most balance between record label and publishing rates in the history of mechanical licensing. In addition, the CRB granted a late fee which will dramatically alter the licensing practices of digital music companies.
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The last man standing

So bear with me in lieu of the great journalists and publishers. Jake was … Both were not professional publishers hired by corporations that owned and operated Manila dailies. … So I asked him why he refused to help, Jake said “President langsiya, ako publisher” with that knowing smile on his face.
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Missouri 18-year-old has written 4 self-published books

An 18-year-old from southeast Missouri now has four self-published books with no plans to stop. The Southeast Missourian reports that Joshua Taylor's parents told him when he was a child that they'd consider publishing his work if he could go without television and spend that time writing instead.
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Martin Bandier: 44% rise in US streaming royalties for songwriters is 'very positive ruling'

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Martin Bandier: 44% rise in US streaming royalties for songwriters is 'very positive ruling'

“As the leading music publisher, we believe that overall this is a very positive ruling by the CRB as it will deliver an unprecedented topline rate increase for songwriters and publishers over the next five years,” said Bandier. “While we are disappointed not to get the per-stream rate that we wanted, the
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US Fulbright Scholar seeks Barbadian family

Those were the puzzling words that first awakened Rashaun Allen's interest in his Caribbean links. That makeshift Caribbean accent and dialect by his aunt did more than enlighten him to his family's history, as it also set him on a journey across the sea to Barbados. But before we learn more about this
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Flu season is here – hunker down or leave town

It's the kind of situation that strikes fear in the heart of every housewife in the country. The very sight will take your breath away, and you will briefly consider falling on your knees with a mea culpa. Only that ship has sailed; your knees are about as useless as that treadmill in the bedroom that now holds
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Editor's Note: Jan. 28

Our portfolio section this week features a poem by assistant Weekender editor Molly Nolan on the experience of creative writing and self-expression. This issue also features a piece of artwork by design editor Victoria Do, a second year intended media studies major, as a part of our continuing series,
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