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• Dell’s tie-in edition of Andrew Klavan’s True Crime,/I> comes out the second week of February, to coincide with the Warner Brothers screen version directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. A down-and-out reporter discovers that ... Read More »

October 28, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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First, you should know...• Most literary agents in Canada either don’t take on authors of children’s literature, or take on very few. Specialists in Canada include the Transatlantic Literary Agency, Melanie Colbert Agency, and J. ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Here are some general guidelines (and caveats) for authors considering contract offers from publishers:1 Get professional advice from an agent, or someone specializing in publishing contracts. While an author may choose to sign a less ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Predicting what will sell has always been central to determining which manuscripts will be published. With literally hundreds of thousands of titles on the shelves, it is no wonder that forecasting what will sell is ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Forced outYour news piece about the opening of a TERLA office in Toronto (Nov. 1998) hits me very close to home. I have recently ended 10 years of writing a birding column in the Victoria ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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• Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy, a new Alliance/Atlantis and Milestone TV show based on the memoirs of B.C. cattle rancher Richmond Hobson Jr., debuts on CBC the first week of February. McClelland & ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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The Vancouver bookselling community lost a venerable member with the death on Oct. 17 of David Hunter Duthie, of Duthie Books in Vancouver. He died of pancreatic cancer at age 77. Duthie’s was founded by ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Popular western writer and social historian James Henry Gray died in a Calgary nursing home on Nov. 12. He was 92.Gray was born in Whitemouth, Manitoba in 1906. He quit school at 14 to work ... Read More »

October 28, 2003

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Scott Baldwin, 29 Product manager, Chapters, Vancouver A part-time musician, Baldwin started work at The Book Company (now Chapters) in 1989 to pay the bills. It was supposed to be temporary, but the books took ... Read More »

October 28, 2003 | Filed under: Book news