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Are memoirs ‘prostitution’? Wikileaks and that book…

Julian Assange’s ‘unofficial’ biography is set to be released by tomorrow – much to the Wikileaks founder’s disdain. The row has just developed, with Assange posting a statement on his own site: I have learned today through an article in The Independent that my publisher, Canongate, has secretly distributed an unauthorised 70,000 word first draft […] [...more]

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Virtual libraries arrive

The way libraries function has changed forever. At least, that’s what anti-E-bookers will say! From today, E-books can be lent from libraries like any physical book. Amazon announced its support for the scheme earlier this year, and now virtual libraries are in complete existence. Some questions immediately spring to mind though, not being a Kindle […] [...more]

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No time for books? Learn to speed read!

If you haven’t heard already, some people in the White House aren’t very happy with a book that’s come out – one Confidence Men by Pulitzer prize winning, Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind. But how did the news break so quickly after its release? The answer’s in the speedread! Average readers can take in […] [...more]

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The Pied Piper of author land

We’ve already heard about the author who sold his own head to sell his books, so what other tactics are writers using to spread the word about their work? Novelist Mike Wells has an ingenious plan – follow him on Twitter, and he will send you a free download of his book Lust, Money & […] [...more]

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Very sound advice from Mr Jeffery Deaver

During the organisation of my very ridiculous collection of chapters and character notes in varying locations, I was very fortunate to remember some sound advice from none other than bestselling thriller and crime writer Jeffery Deaver. I met and interviewed Mr Deaver at the 2010 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Cue picture of me with […] [...more]

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Bond, James Bond?

Colin Firth loves James Bond, but says John Le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is the ultimate spy story, according to Sky News. “I speak as a massive Bond fan over the years but I think this shows what it’s like behind the mask and behind the myth. “I’m certainly complicit in the lighter stuff which doesn’t require […] [...more]

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