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  • '1. Write like you'll live forever - fear is a bad editor. 2. Write like you'll croak today - death is the best editor. 3. Fooling others is fun. Fooling yourself is a lethal mistake. 4. Pick one - fame or delight. Ron Dakron, author of the novels Hello Devilfish, Mantids, infra and...
Commentary: Write like you'll live forever 1 June 2020

'1. Write like you'll live forever - fear is a bad editor.
2. Write like you'll croak today - death is the best editor.
3. Fooling others is fun. Fooling yourself is a lethal mistake.
4. Pick one - fame or delight.
5. The archer knows the target. The poet knows the...

Shoppers will be cautious about returning to the high street but Waterstones will emerge from the coronavirus crisis and eventually have a wider range of shops, the firm's c.e.o. James Daunt has said.

Roughly 100,000 Americans have died from what President Trump has disparagingly called "the Chinese Virus," as reported by a media he labels "fake news." Trump has accused China of deliberately obfuscating facts, possibly including the origin of the virus.

Link: On Travel Writing – Guernica 1 June 2020

By the time I finished my editorial work on this year's edition of The Best American Travel Writing-about five weeks into my state's mandatory stay-at-home order-I'd had plenty of time to think about the future of the form.

The estate of Watership Down author Richard Adams has won back all of the rights to the late author's classic novel about anthropomorphised rabbits, in a high court ruling against the director of the famed animated adaptation.

Head of Zeus is launching Aries, a new action and adventure imprint, in August with books from Brad Taylor, Ethan Cross and Matthew Harffy.

Bookshops are experiencing an "extraordinary" boom in New Zealand as Kiwis commit to buying local to resuscitate the economy following seven weeks of lockdown.

Booksellers around the country say they're experiencing "Christmas" levels of demand post-lockdown, as many readers have sworn...

Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House filed a lawsuit on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charging the Internet Archive with copyright infringement.

Bloomsbury chief executive Nigel Newton has said the beginnining of the pandemic had a severely negative impact on Bloomsbury's sales, but that overall the company had "transformed surprisingly well".

Books scheduled for release this spring and summer are now on track for fall, when authors will be fighting for attention in the midst of a presidential election and an ongoing crisis.

Nobody called it that at the time, but the first realistic English novel was a genuine "beach read." Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe," published in 1719, is a tale of exotic adventure literally set on a beach. Three hundred years later, a lot has changed, but we still crave stories with waves...

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