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Ex-Wired editor Evan Hansen lands at Obvious Corp., will lead editorial for Medium

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Former Wired.com editor-in-chief Evan Hansen has joined the Obvious Corporation to take charge of editorial content, providing interesting insight into the direction of Evan Williams and Biz Stone’s company. Williams and Stone re-launched Obvious Corp. in June 2012 after they both left Twitter, the company they co-founded with Jack Dorsey....
Ex-Wired editor Evan Hansen lands at Obvious Corp., will lead editorial for Medium

Here's How Literary Agents Use Technology To Find The Next Great Authors

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Scott Hoffman is an agent at Folio Literary Management, representing some of the preeminent authors on bookstore shelves today. He comes from a varied background, having formerly run a lobbying firm in Washington, DC and transitioning out by getting an MBA in finance. He quickly realized it was a lifestyle...
Here's How Literary Agents Use Technology To Find The Next Great Authors

Literary Agent: Authors Don't Need Middlemen, They Need Partners

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One of the false impressions our frequent detractors seem to pick up from the stories covered here is that Techdirt hates middlemen. This couldn't be further from the truth. Mike Masnick has often stated that middlemen can be extremely useful. The problem is, most middlemen aren't. Most middlemen in disrupted...
Literary Agent: Authors Don't Need Middlemen, They Need Partners

Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown

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Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown: Michael Deacon: "Hello agent John, it's client Dan," commented the pecunious scribbler. "I'm worried about new book Inferno. I think critics are going to say it's badly written." The voice at the other end of the line gave a sigh, like a mighty...
Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown

Amazon Publishing will likely acquire troubled Dorchester’s backlist

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Amazon Publishing is likely to acquire the assets of Dorchester Publishing, the 41-year-old mass market publisher that closed its doors this February after years of economic trouble. Literary agent Richard Curtis, writing at Digital Book World, points to the announcement of an auction for Dorchester’s assets. At the auction, Amazon...
Amazon Publishing will likely acquire troubled Dorchester’s backlist

BlackBerry to unveil new smartphones in bid to lure lost customers

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Research in Motion launches new BB10 software and handsets to win back business from Apple and SamsungIn the end, Carole Blake simply took a hammer to her BlackBerry smartphone, and smashed it into pieces. The London-based literary agent had had enough of what she saw as increasingly unreliable service.In October...
BlackBerry to unveil new smartphones in bid to lure lost customers

Ebook lending review announced

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Industry specialists will look at the benefits of libraries lending ebooks in a move publishers say will have 'serious implications' for the book tradeCulture minister Ed Vaizey has announced a government review of ebook lending - a thorny issue that publishers believe could have "serious implications" for the book trade.To...
Ebook lending review announced
Ebooks startup Zola hires two publishing vets

Netflix Series Spending Revealed

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Netflix Series Spending Revealed: Andrew Wallenstein of Variety reports on a panel featuring CAA TV literary agent Peter Micelli, who spoke about Netflix: "The cheapest show is $3.8 million an episode," Micelli told a crowd of more than 500 lawyers in the entertainment business. "'House of Cards' started at $4.5 million...
Netflix Series Spending Revealed

Waterstones founder to help launch new e-singles subscription site, Read Petite

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Tim Waterstone, founder of the U.K.’s Waterstones bookstore chain, is involved in a new venture: Read Petite, a subscription site for long-form fiction and nonfiction. The site will be announced at the London Book Fair next week and will launch to the public in the fall. Waterstone is chairman. Read...
Waterstones founder to help launch new e-singles subscription site, Read Petite

The digital treasures that are gathering dust

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Digitised back-catalogue titles need more publicity, otherwise we're all losing outFor such a conservative industry, publishing has an endearingly whiggish faith in literary progress. An author's latest is always "their best yet", while every debut is heralded with messianic zeal. The side effect of this is that any book more...
The digital treasures that are gathering dust
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