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SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

rules
Inspired by Elmore Leonard's "10 Rules of Writing", The Guardian has asked a whole gaggle of authors (29 to be precise) for their rules for writing.

Elmore Leonard, Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Helen Dunmore, Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, Esther Freud, Neil Gaiman, David Hare, PD James, AL Kennedy

Hilary Mantel, Michael Moorcock, Michael Morpurgo, Andrew Motion, Joyce Carol Oates, Annie Proulx, Philip Pullman, Ian Rankin, Will Self, Helen Simpson, Zadie Smith, Colm Tóibín, Rose Tremain, Sarah Waters, Jeanette Winterson

I like Phillip Pullman's best: My main rule is to say no to things like this, which tempt me away from my proper work.

Alice
In advance of the release of Burton & Depp's Alice in Wonderland, the Times provides a fascinating history of the book. For those who don't know who Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was, it is an excellent primer.

Jesus
He's, like, everywhere.

kobo
Canadian Business has published a lengthy piece about the Canadian e-book publisher, Kobo, which is majority owned by Indigo. Love paper books so much that you think you won't be reading e-books in the future? Think again. The deluge is coming.

e-rights
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a checklist for the rights readers of digital books. (c/o Boing Boing)

purses
Vanity Fair reports that designer Kate Spade has created a line of clutches that mimic books.

dick
Mystery author Dick Francis has returned to that great paddock in the sky. Here's the Times obit.

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Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

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