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This “war” can be avertedRe: “The next copyright fight” (Aug. 1999)I was sorry to see that John Tooth’s “war” on copyright included an attack on Margaret Atwood.Creators and creators’ organizations are indeed grateful to Atwood ... Read More »

October 22, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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It’s often possible to determine the importance of an issue in the book industry by the extent to which people don’t want to talk about it.So even though publishers have been noticeably quiet in public ... Read More »

October 22, 2003

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Modest but heart-felt tributeAs chair of the Information Book Award Committee of the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, I feel that it is necessary to point out that we have been granting an award for ... Read More »

October 22, 2003

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The past few issues of Quill & Quire have contained letters commenting on Scott Anderson’s column “Who is Canadian?” (Mar., p. 7). I am responding to what was written first by Peter Saunders (April, Letters) ... Read More »

October 22, 2003

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A writer I know says darkly, “Copy editors are the enemy.” Well, I’m here to defend good editing, but there is always the other kind. Because publishers tend to view copy editors as unimportant comma ... Read More »

October 22, 2003

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In June Bob Woodward’s new book, Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate 1974-1999, reached brick-and-mortar bookstores and virtual ones at once. Simultaneously issued in hardcover, Rocket eBook, and SoftBook editions, Shadow retails for ... Read More »

October 22, 2003

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By now you will have noticed some striking changes in the design of Quill & Quire. From the moment we began planning this makeover several months ago, our guiding philosophy has been to make navigating ... Read More »

October 22, 2003 | Filed under: Book news, Industry news

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Keeping the field levelYour readers must be wondering what we at McClelland & Stewart did and said to bring down the wrath of some highly articulate booksellers (June Letters).What we did was simultaneously offer a ... Read More »

October 22, 2003