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Links Round Up, Week of 3/9

So much can happen in a single week, so we decided that every Friday we will provide readers with what went on in the news this week—focusing on PR, books, and marketing.

Sir Terry Pratchett, beloved fantasy author, died this week. [BBC]

The Simpsons co-creator and philanthropist Sam Simon died on Sunday. [CBS News]

What happens when a book publicist becomes an author? [Publishers Weekly]

The Office alumni Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak to lead 2015’s BookCon [The Hollywood Reporter]

Finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award were announced this week [Washington Post]

Was Harper Lee pressured into publishing her forthcoming novel? [Time]

12 women’s opinions on social media and promotion [The Cut]

5 myths on self-publishing [Where Writers Win]

A new “clean reader” app removes obscenities from books [HuffPo]

Finalists for the IndieFab Awards from Foreword Reviews announced [Foreword Reviews]

Why authors and readers still want print books [Digital Book World]

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