Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Casting Financial Safety Nets for Authors in Distress

Today's Feature:
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping writers cope with medical expenses and other needs; since the start of recession applications for grants have doubled.
Formerly part of Borders, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation has given some $4.1 million to 2,700 individuals since 1996. Now, they're auctioning Borders' old signage.
What's the Buzz:
Porter Anderson's curation publishing buzz takes in the IndieReCon virtual conference, questions B&N's future, and looks at buying your way to the top of the bestseller list.
German Buch News:
German bestseller Daniel Kehlmann reflects on his relationship with Knopf editor and translator Carol Brown Janeway, describing her distinct approach to translation.
From the Archives:
Concord Free Press’s unconventional generosity based publishing gives away limited-edition books by A-list writers and has raised $250,000 for charity.

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