Email digest: Wednesday 21 November 2012

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Events
‘Tis the season… for True Stories Told Live! Wellington Dec 4

Book News
HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster reportedly in “preliminary” merger talks and this

This is what the publishing industry will look like if the Big Six become the Big Four 

CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards Winners announced

VUP is delighted to announce our 2013 Writer in Residence is NZ author Carl Shuker – more here

Costa Book Awards 2012: shortlists announced

New release books
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and The Very Hungry Caterpillar – now in te reo Māori

A tasty sampler of AUP’s Anthology of NZ Literature is now online here:…

Opportunities
Win six new-release titles from Penguin Books

Christmas list
Books which, if you haven’t read, I don’t know if I can be your friend

In setting up our Xmas lists I found this list of opening lines  – great way to pick your next book.

From around the internet  
Listen to the author of The Little Yellow Digger chat with Radio NZ

Bad sex! Literary Review announces its shortlist of novels with the most embarrassing sex scenes! 

Hilarious

Book reviews
Book reviews by teens [The Pulse] – Tierney aged 13 is doing a brilliant job on The Pulse

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