Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition

The Irish Writers’ Centre has today launched an interesting showcase style competition for aspiring first-time novelists. You can download an application form here. From the press release: Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition Greetings! We are launching a brand new competition at the Centre. The inaugural Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair for first-time novelists will […]

DBW Insights: David Shanks, CEO of Penguin USA

Digital Book World has an interview with Penguin USA CEO, David Shanks. Shanks discusses the challenges of publishing in both print and ebook, the future of handselling and high street stores, and also Penguin’s involvement in the venture, Book Country. Related articles Columbia publishing course shifts focus to include ebooks (teleread.com) Book Country – Old […]

Judge Chin Warns Google Settlement Parties on ‘A Tight Discovery’ Deadline

Judge Denny Chin once again adjourned the Google Book Settlement case to another in-court status conference on September 15th. Today, in the Circuit Court, it was a case of as you were. It’s hard to believe there is any basis for either side in this case overcoming the current impasse since Judge Chin rejected the proposed […]