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“The Government will assist the book publishing industry…make the transition to the new economy.” Speech from the Throne, February 2001, hinting at a $28-million budgetary windfall for the Book Publ...

June 24, 2013 | Filed under: Book news

By Nicholas Ruddock

Occasionally the title of a book contains such an obscure word that the reviewer is forced to begin his or her review with a dictionary definition. In the case of Nicholas Ruddock’s The Parabolist, though,…

February 25, 2010 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

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Over the weekend a corporate brawl over e-book pricing lit up the Internet. After the U.S. publishing firm Macmillan announced that it would be raising prices of its e-books above Amazon's $9.99 standard, Amazon respo...

February 1, 2010 | Filed under: Book news

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Publicists take note: Sometimes the best way to lift a book out of obscurity is by harnessing the tireless outrage of religious fundamentalists. The Guardian's Alison Flood is reporting how a group of Christian extrem...

December 10, 2008 | Filed under: Book news