Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Roundup with PW

Irina Balakhonova to Receive Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award
The Russian publisher is the winner of this year's prize, which recognizes a book publisher outside the U.S. who has demonstrated courage in the face of restrictions on freedom of expression. »

Coben: Treat It as a Job: "Every successful author I’ve ever known still has to treat it as a job," Harlan Coben told the 'Guardian.' "You have to get your butt in the chair and do the work."

Every Day He Writes the Book: 'Radio Radio' rocker Elvis Costello is writing a memoir, due out in October from Blue Rider Press.

Conroy Starts a New Chapter: After bad health habits nearly killed him, 'The Prince of Tides' author Pat Conroy said he is opening a fitness studio near his South Carolina home to help him stay healthy enough to write several more books.

Library Scraps Used Book Buying Program: The Toronto Public Library is ending a fledgling program to buy used books for its collection after authors complained that they were missing out on royalties and the pilot project proved disappointing.

Authors in Publishing's Digital Age: Alan Cheuse, author of 'Prayers for the Living,' writes that the "link between writer and reader has morphed into a rapidly changing field of play."

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