Dennis Lehane Wins Edgar Award for Best Novel

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From GalleyCat: Author Dennis Lehane has won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for Best Novel with Live by Night. You can read free samples of all the Edgar Award nominees below, highlighting the winning books in bold. Among the winners, Ben Winters won best paperback original with The Last Policeman and Chris Pavone won the best first novel by an [….]

Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam on Kickstarter

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Via GalleyCat: Melinda Hall hopes to raise $1,500 for the 3rd Annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam. This event is scheduled to take place in New York City on April 23, 2013. We’ve embedded a video about the Kickstarter project–what do you think? Here’s more about the project: We are back to produce Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet [….]

Scott Turow Blasts Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads

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Mark this one under “Stuff Just Got Real.” From GalleyCat: The Authors Guild called Amazon’s purchase of Goodreads ”a truly devastating act of vertical integration” in an online dispatch. Guild president Scott Turow had this statement: Amazon’s acquisition of Goodreads is a textbook example of how modern Internet monopolies can be built … The key is to [….]