News: Literary Recap July 19-25, 2012

2012-07-25 22:06:PM ago by nicole.boyce

A long-time favourite of Japanese readers, print-to-e-book scanning is gaining popularity in North America. For $1 per 100 pages, will scan your hardcopy books into searchable PDFs. 

Is your writing stuck in one location? The Millions consults a writing teacher for helpful advice on literary transitions.

Love it or hate it, Oprah’s Book Club has a huge impact on the publishing industry. In its new digital incarnation, the club will use Twitter, Facebook, Storify and GroupMe to connect readers with Oprah’s latest picks.

In awards news, CBC has named Hilary Dean the winner of its 2012 Creative Nonfiction Prize. The LitPop Awards have announced their shortlist, and Canadians won big at the 2012 Eisner Awards, which celebrate excellence in comics.

Does money make us write better? Tim Parks investigates the history and culture of literary compensation to explore the connection between payment and performance.

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