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One Direction Fan Fiction Scores Six-Figure Advance

We really shouldn’t be surprised should we?

After the success of once-upon-a-time Twilight fan fiction 50 Shades of Grey, a One Direction fan has been given a six-figure advance to rework her erotic FanFic. 171 more words

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The World of the 'Well-Read' and the Dangers of Book Lists

Q: Have you read the latest Hilary Mantel?

A: No. I prefer her earlier work…

It’s easy to imagine two cavemen standing at the foot of a rock painting and grunting softly over the irony of using mammoth blood to draw a wounded deer. 429 more words

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Independent Study says Australians reading more often

More Australians are reading, and they are reading more often, says Arts in Daily Life, an independent study commissioned by the Australia Council, which provides insight into how Australians participate in the arts today. 220 more words

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Booktopia wins Best Online Retailer at the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards

We are so proud to announce that Booktopia was awarded Best Online Retailer at the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards in Sydney on Friday night. 748 more words

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Happy Star Wars Day - May the Fourth Be With You!

For the uninitiated,  May the Fourth is International Star Wars Day.

The pun, largely credited as the greatest pun of all time, was first used in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party placed an advertisement in the London Evening News after her election win that stated “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. 84 more words

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New Jodi Picoult Novel To Be Published In October - Read An Extract Today

Allen and Unwin have announced the Australian and New Zealand publication of Jodi Picoult’s new novel, Leaving Time.

Due to be released in October 2014, … 247 more words

Contemporary Women's Fiction