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Novel Rises to Top of Fundraising Website

4038104499_d5314bbd0f.jpgIt was an amazingly busy day for publishing news today, so we rounded up a slew of links for your mid-afternoon reading pleasure.

Novelist Robin Sloan has managed to raise more than $12,600 from over 500 backers for his novel–becoming the second most popular project on the fundraising website, Kickstarter.

Last night some of the city’s biggest literary stars competed in a spelling bee to support PEN America.

Over at the Poetry Foundation, poet Eileen Myles interviewed fellow poet CA Conrad with an provocative first sentence: “Sex is problematic.”

Utne Reader named digital publishing advocate Richard Nash one of the “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

Macmillan released a book trailer based on an infamous murder.

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