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Twitter Outage Slows the Literary Internets

Wondering why you are so productive today? Twitter users (including this GalleyCat editor)  reported problems earlier this afternoon. UPDATE: Twitter returned to normal but the event was caused by a “cascaded bug” that disrupted the site.

Twitter issued this statement: “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue. The issue is on-going and engineers are working to resolve it.” To help our readers cope with the outage, we collected some publishing news in 140-character briefs.

At Algonquin Book Club, watch Judy Blume & Tayari Jones talk about books.  (via Book Riot)

In Canada, Random House has decided to merge M&S and Doubleday Canada.

Looking for some fresh writing voices? Explore the writers in our Self-Published Bestsellers List.

Sesame Street will soon be adapted into a film. Did you love Follow That Bird?

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