Category: News & Notes

News & Notes – 11/07/15

News & Notes – 11/07/15

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 Amazon opens a bricks-and-mortar store in Seattle, while Indiebound adds a buy-now option to let ebook buyers choose the indie bookstore they want to credit… Read more »

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News & Notes: Halloween Edition 10/31/15

News & Notes: Halloween Edition 10/31/15

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 Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible Is Found, Scholar Says. The draft is of parts of the Apocrypha, and was prepared by Samuel Ward,… Read more »

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News & Notes – 10/24/15

News & Notes – 10/24/15

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 Fewer Americans have read a book in the last year, according to a Pew survey. The figure was 79% in 2011, but is now… Read more »

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News & Notes – 10/17/15

News & Notes – 10/17/15

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 2015 Man Booker Prize goes to Marlon James for A Brief History of Seven Killings. (Man Booker Prize website) You can read an interview with James… Read more »

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News & Notes – 10/10/15

News & Notes – 10/10/15

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 20 New Lines from The Epic of Gilgamesh Discovered in Iraq Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature (The Guardian) Scholastic Contributes to Syrian… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/26/15

News & Notes – 9/26/15

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 Banned Books Week starts Sunday, and bannedbooksweek.org has ideas and resources. Also, scroll down for a bunch of banned books lists. The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip,… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/19/15

News & Notes – 9/19/15

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 September is Libary Card Sign-Up Month (ALA) Tennessee mom calls Henrietta Lacks book “pornographic”; seeks to have it banned from school. (LA Times) Just in time for… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/12/15

News & Notes – 9/12/15

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 Banned Books Week will run Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 this year. Check out the list of frequently challenged books to plan your BBW reading,… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/05/15

News & Notes – 9/05/15

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff. I haven’t posted News & Notes in several weeks due to being out of town, so about half of these links are more than a week old… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/15/15

News & Notes – 8/15/15

Book News Reading Rainbow: Hoping to Build Lifelong Readers Through Licensing (Publishers Weekly) Authors Guild suggests “Authors, Keep Your Copyrights. You Earned Them.” While many trade publishers assign copyright to the author, many university presses do not, which leaves scholarly authors in a bind when it comes to reusing material… Read more »

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