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Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

April 20, 2011 1 comment

Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. A few of interest:

FICTION – “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf)

DRAMA – “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris

HISTORY – “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company)

BIOGRAPHY – “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)

POETRY – “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems” by Kay Ryan (Grove Press)

GENERAL NONFICTION – “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)

MUSIC – “Madame White Snake’” by Zhou Long, premiered on February 26, 2010 by Opera Boston at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

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The Publishing Scene in India

April 19, 2011 Leave a comment

With India publishing the third largest number of English books in the world, and to a large reading audience, India is not an insignificant market.  Add to that the indigenous e-book readers, Wink and Infibeam Pi, with built-in Indian language support, and the potential for book sales is huge.

A few independent publishers have come together as Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives. Other small publishers are aligning themselves with larger ones to market their books – like Zubaan Books with Penguin, Permanent Black and with Orient Blackswan.

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