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Josh Brolin, David Chang, & Bob Powers Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Oscar-nominated actor Josh Brolin will headline a conversation event with memoir writer Colin Broderick. See them on Tuesday, May 14th at Barnes & Noble (Tribeca branch) starting 7:00 p.m. (New York, NY)

Two chefs, David Chang and The River Cottage Year author Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, will appear for a discussion event. Hear them on Tuesday, May 14th at The Strand starting 7:00 p.m. (New York, NY)

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The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now! 

Bloomsbury eBook Sales Up 70%

Bloomsbury Publishing, the British publishing company that published the Harry Potter books, reported that its global eBook sales rose 70 percent year-over-year, during the period of March 1 through May 31st, 2012.

The company issued its Interim Management Statement last week, and revealed that print sales during the same period fell by 2 percent. ThisisMoney.co.uk has more: “Last year print sales were £78.9million and those for ebooks were £5.7million, meaning that if the latest trends continue throughout the year, they would result in an overall rise in turnover. Crucially for profits, ebooks should provide a higher margin.”

Bestselling titles that helped the publishing house during the period include: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall‘s River Cottage Veg Everyday!, Wisden CricketersAlmanack 2012, Double Cross by Ben MacIntyre, Heston at Home by Heston Blumenthal and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

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