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proust

Already back in January the Dutch translation of the new Murakami book came out. Now it’s time for the English translation, trying to be equally successful with a cool marketing campaign. You’re not getting a book club with your book, but a nice pack of stickers.

If you’re not that into reading, but you’re really into GIF’s or if you are SO into reading and SO into GIF’s, Ploughshares has something catered directly to you.
The retelling of Catcher in the Rye just about killed me.

Stephen King = Big Money. Emily Schultz noticed this when Stephen King wrote a print-only book with the same title as hers and his confused fans started buying her ebook instead.
So now she started a blog to chronicle her adventures in spending her money.

A while ago we posted on how prisoners in the UK were losing their right to receive books. Now publishers are fighting for their prisoner audience in very interesting manners.

If you want a little glimpse inside the mind of teenage Marcel Proust, we have a great little Questionnaire for you.
His favorite occupation is loving. Such a smooth criminal!

Even doctors are coming around! They are now prescribing books to depressed people in the hope that it will make their days a little lighter. Unfortunately their are still sticking with self-help books, but we are seeing a bright future up ahead for the literary doctor.

McSweeney’s is opening up their archives. You can now look at all the mock-ups of their Quarterly Concerns, David Foster Wallace’s snarky subscription letter and a whole bunch of combs.

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