It’s rare to see a kneejerk panic reaction to populist scaremongering hailed as ” a courageous stance,” but then the whole debacle of Kobogate and the WHSmith ebook sales shutdown has been rich in cheap prudish posturing and unwitting self-condemnation, and I don’t expect this to be the last shameful instance. Now we have Michael [...]

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One evening this past January, we co-hosted a party at Michael’s New York celebrating the winners of the Saturday Evening Post’s Great American Fiction Contest (congratulations again, Lucy Bledsoe!). During the event, Steven Slon, Editorial Director of the Post, leaned over to me, pointed toward the tables in the front of the restaurant, and said, “Do you know who’s out there?” Turns out, we were there at the same time as the Adam’s Round Table, a group of illustrious mystery writers who meet monthly at various New York restaurants. (Some of you may have read Jeffrey Toobin’s recent story about this in The New Yorker.)

Later, as I was leaving our party, I found myself walking directly past this celebrated group.

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The scene: Michael’s Restaurant on W 55th Street in Manhattan, a longtime hangout of the literati

The occasion: The announcement and celebration of the winner of the Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

The winner: click here and see…

From a report  by Sihbahn O’Leary in Publishing Perspectives: BERLIN: Baden-Baden-based market research company Media Control GfK International has launched Germany’s first authoritative e-book bestseller lists, featuring the top 20 fiction titles (“Belletristik”) and the top 10 non-fiction titles (“Sachbuch”). Der Spiegel will carry the new e-book bestseller lists According to Börsenblatt new media editor Dr. Michael [...]

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