Tag: author obituaries

News & Notes 7/08/17

News & Notes 7/08/17

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News New Maurice Sendak Picture Book Discovered (Publishers Weekly) The book, Presto and Zesto in Limboland, uses pictures that Sendak created for a symphonic performance of… Read more »

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News & Notes – 5/27/2017

News & Notes – 5/27/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News White House Proposed Closing the National Endowment for Humanities in Fall 2017. (Book Riot) And in what is no doubt a related move, the NEH Chair Resigns… (Publishers… Read more »

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News & Notes – 5/06/2017

News & Notes – 5/06/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News The 2016 Agatha Award winners are out! Louise Penny’s A Great Reckoning (Contemporary Novel); The Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson (Historical Novel); The Semester of Our Discontent by… Read more »

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News & Notes – 3/25/2017

News & Notes – 3/25/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Outrage as Belarus arrests authors, publishers in crackdown. (The Guardian) New bill would let presidents appoint the Register of Copyrights. Currently, that authority rests in the Librarian… Read more »

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News & Notes – 3/18/2017

News & Notes – 3/18/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News In Face of NEA Cuts, Small Presses Worry About Their Futures (Publishers Weekly) Librarians Vow to Fight Trump on Funding Cuts to libraries. (Publishers Weekly)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 3/11/2017

News & Notes – 3/11/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Harlequin Launches Hanover Square Press, an imprint for “general fiction, narrative history, journalism, and memoir.” (Publishers Weekly) “Hachette’s New Clothes” explores Hachette’s acquisition of ebook… Read more »

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News & Notes – 2/25/2017

News & Notes – 2/25/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Walt Whitman’s lost novel The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle found.  (The Guardian) Oxford English Dictionaries add “clicktivism” and “haterade” as new words for angry… Read more »

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News & Notes – 12/31/16

News & Notes – 12/31/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff.   In Memoriam: Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher, who was best known for her iconic portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, died Dec. 27 after suffering… Read more »

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Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott

Happy birthday, Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott Nov. 29, 1832 – Mar. 6, 1888 I first discovered Louisa May Alcott in elementary school, and I fell in love with her books. I owned two battered copies of Little Women and Eight Cousins, which I read over and over. I added copies of Little Men and Jo’s Boys when I found… Read more »

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News & Notes – 11/05/16

News & Notes – 11/05/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff You may have wondered why I rarely link to articles in the New York Times or Washington Post. The answer is that both publications have paywalls, and offer only… Read more »

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