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GalleyCatnip: Edwidge Danticat Will Miss the Oprah Winfrey Show

20091120-tows-why-oprah-end-talk-show-290x218.jpgFor your weekend reading pleasure, here some publishing news briefs…

Oprah Winfrey announced today that she will end her popular show in 2011, closing the televised side of the most influential book club in America. Author Edwidge Danticat told the Wall Street Journal why she will miss the club: “When she calls to tell you that your book has been selected for the book club, she sounds so excited that you feel as though she’s both your ideal reader and your biggest cheerleader.”

To write its embargo-breaking scoop about Sarah Palin‘s memoir (which has reportedly sold 300,000 copies already), the AP ripped, scanned, and mined the text for juicy tidbits.

Kat Meyer interviewed Angela James, the executive editor for Carina Press on Twitter for her weekly Follow Reader Twitter chat. Read the whole exchange at #followreader.

Why author and literary blogger Maud Newton is writing a novel instead of a memoir.

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