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L.A. Banks Has Died: Major Stories of August 2011

In August 2011, novelist L.A. Banks (pictured) died after a battle with late stage adrenal cancer.

We are collecting the major stories of each 2011 in our annual year-end roundup of publishing headlines. It’s a chance to celebrate our good news and reflect on the bad news. Visit our Year in Review link as the series unfolds.

1. L.A. Banks Has Died
2. Haruki Murakami Yanked from School District Reading List
3. How Much Do Book Editors Earn?
4. NaNoWriMo Author Lands 6-Figure Deal After 30 Rejections
5. Authors Who Visit Book Clubs

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