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How Books Are Sold

While some famous novels have been written in under a month, major works by major authors are often years in the making. From what I’ve gathered online, the average time it takes to complete a novel is six to eight months of solid work…

From the archives...

This Dangerous Business

One of the things they never tell you about the book business is how much sitting is involved. Reading and writing demand immobility, and immobility

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History and le Carré

I’ve long believed the Nobel committee should bestow its laurel, at least once, on a genre novelist. Someone like Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, Anne Rice,

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Grand Strategery

The Canada Council is in the midst of devising a five-year strategic plan that will influence its annual distribution of a half-billion dollars to Canadian

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Break Them Up

It’s shocking to me how little attention the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster is getting from Canadian media. Neither the

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