Category: News & Notes

News & Notes – 11/02/2019

News & Notes – 11/02/2019

Worth Reading/Viewing The Evolution of the English Village Mystery, After the Golden Age (Deborah Crombie, CrimeReads) “Libraries are Not the Enemy:” A Guest Post from Wendy the SuperLibrarian on the Macmillan eBook Embargo (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog) The hunt for Shakespeare’s library: ‘I couldn’t stop looking if I wanted… Read more »

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News & Notes – 10/26/2019

News & Notes – 10/26/2019

Bookish News Lost chapter of world’s first novel [The Tale of Genji] found in Japanese storeroom (The Guardian) The Tiptree Award has been renamed the Otherwise Award after controversy over naming the award for James Tiptree Jr./Alice Shelton. Prior winners of the Tiptree Award may use either appellation. (Locus Magazine)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 10/19/2019

News & Notes – 10/19/2019

Bookish News Nobel Prizes In Literature Go To Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke (NPR). The Guardian’s Alison Flood goes into more detail, particularly regarding the controversial choice of Peter Handke. Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker prize 2019. (The Guardian) The decision to break the rules and choose two… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/28/2019

News & Notes – 9/28/2019

Bookish News In New Filing, Audible Lawyers Insist ‘Captions’ Copyright Case Should Be Tossed (Publishers Weekly) $625,000 [MacArthur] ‘genius grants’ go to Ocean Vuong and six other writers (The Guardian) The others are Emily Wilson, Linda Barry, Jeffrey Miller, Saidiya Hartman, Kelly Lytle Hernandez, and Valeria Luiselli. Worth Reading/Viewing Why… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/21/2019

News & Notes – 9/21/2019

Bookish News Amazon Makes ‘Climate Pledge’ As Workers Plan Walkout (NPR; see also Amazon’s press release) 2019 National Book Award Longlists Announced (Publishers Weekly) Tonga to open first public library system with thousands of books donated from NZ (RNZ) Worth Reading/Viewing Margaret Atwood: ‘For a long time we were moving… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/14/2019

News & Notes – 9/14/2019

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 Libraries and Archivists Are Scanning and Uploading Books That Are Secretly in the Public Domain (Vice.com) Tennessee School Bans Harry Potter Books Because the… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/07/2019

News & Notes – 9/07/2019

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 Indie Booksellers Incensed as Amazon Breaks [Margaret Atwood] ‘Testaments’ Embargo  (Publishers Weekly; also NPR if you prefer to listen) You can read an “exclusive first… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/24/2019

News & Notes – 8/24/2019

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 2019 Hugo Awards were presented Sunday, Aug. 18 at Worldcon in Dublin, Ireland. Among the winners are The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (Best… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/17/2019

News & Notes – 8/17/2019

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 YA Community Joins Forces in Support of Author Beth Revis (Publishers Weekly) N.K. Jemisin Named 2019 Indies First Spokesperson by the ABA. A… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/10/2019

News & Notes – 8/10/2019

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 Elliot’s acquisition of troubled retailer Barnes & Noble was finalized on Aug. 7, 2019. Elliot is the same hedge fund that owns the bookstore… Read more »

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