Tag: author obituaries

News & Notes – 11/17/2018

News & Notes – 11/17/2018

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’s Grand Search For 2nd Headquarters Ends With Split: NYC And D.C. Suburb (NPR; NBC also takes a look) The 2018 National Book… Read more »

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R.I.P, William Goldman

R.I.P, William Goldman

R.I.P, William Goldman—and thanks for the memories The author and screenwriter William Goldman has died at the age of 87. Goldman is best known for writing the The Princess Bride, which he subsequently turned into a screenplay; the movie has moved beyond cult-classic status to become a cultural icon. Goldman’s first screenplay was… Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/18/2018

News & Notes – 8/18/2018

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 Trump lawyers threaten Simon & Schuster over imminent publication of Omorosa Manigault-Newman tell-all book (Publishers Weekly) ‘Spotify for Cookbooks’ Prepares to Launch (Publishers Weekly) Snakes… Read more »

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News & Notes – 6/02/2018

News & Notes – 6/02/2018

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 2017 Nebula Award winners were announced in May. Peter S. Beagle was honored as a Grand Master. N.K. Jemison’s The Stone Sky won Best Novel; Best… Read more »

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News & Notes – 5/19/2018

News & Notes – 5/19/2018

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 Romantic Times is closing up shop. Also known as RT Book Reviews, the organization has sponsored the RT Booklovers Convention for many years. The email… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/27/2018

News & Notes – 1/27/2018

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 Dead Sea Scroll deciphered to reveal ancient calendar (The Guardian) Walmart partners with Kobo to sell e-readers, ebooks (Publishers Weekly) Fire and Fury Sales Hit… Read more »

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RIP Ursula K. Le Guin  (1929–2018)

RIP Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018)

Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning and bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy, died Monday at the age of 88. LeGuin is best known for The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, The Lathe of Heaven, and her EarthSea Cycle, beginning with A Wizard of EarthSea, but she also wrote short stories, poetry, children’s books… Read more »

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News & Notes – 12/30/2017

News & Notes – 12/30/2017

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 Christmas Week Sales Jump 7% Over 2016 (Publishers Weekly) S&S was concerned about the content and quality of Milo Yiannopoulis’s autobiography well before the publishing… Read more »

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News & Notes – 12/02/2017

News & Notes – 12/02/2017

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   This week’s News & Notes issue is a bit leaner than usual, because a) there wasn’t a lot of big news in the bookish world,… Read more »

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News & Notes – 11/04/2017

News & Notes – 11/04/2017

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 Waterstones owner exploring sale, debt refinancing (Shelf Awareness) The British bookshop chain is currently owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut. The Fate of Bookstores… Read more »

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