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Where things are going in book publishing (the latest Shatzkin report)

"[A]ll of us, to function, must have a view of how we think things in publishing will change," writes the always-interesting Mike Shatzkin in Part 1 of What I Would Have Done in London, a long blog entry that would have been his talk if an Iceland volcano blowing hadn't cancelled his trip to the London Book Fair. That blog entry is a follow-up to his major Stay Ahead of The Shift  Read More 
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Rock Bottom Remainders on tour April 20-24

The Rock Bottom Remainders, the band of authors, on their annual tour (April 20-24, DC, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston). Read the blog. Original members were: Dave Barry,Tad Bartimus, Roy Blount, Jr., Michael Dorris, Robert Fulghum, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Matt Groening,  Read More 
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Yale course on magazine and book publishing

Yale launches course for the magazine and book publishing industry (to fill the gap left by closure of the renowned Stanford Professional Publishing Course that was offered from 1978 to 2009). First session to be offered July 18–23, 2010, with subsequent sessions held annually, says Publishing Executive 4-12-10. Read More 
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Special deductions for freelancers

Still preparing your taxes? If you have not lost your sense of humor altogether, check out A Tax Form for the Marginally Employed, Sam Potts timely piece of Op-Art (New York Times, April 13, 2010). For those qualified to use Schedule BFaS  Read More 
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