Tag: banned books

News & Notes – October 3, 2020

News & Notes – October 3, 2020

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff. Literary Losses Winston Groom, author of the novel Forrest Gump (later turned into a film starring Tom Hanks), died Sept. 17 at the age of 77…. Read more »

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Banned Books Week 2020

Banned Books Week 2020

It’s Banned Books Week! Censorship of books (“banning” books) occurs all over the world, even in countries that generally oppose censorship.* In the US, it’s usually a state or local issue, and often involves books that a minority of people don’t want their library (or libraries) to carry, or their… 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 – 9/23/2017

News & Notes – 9/23/2017

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 Navajo Student Wins Highest National Honor for Young Poets (Indian Country Today) The article includes an interview with the poet, Kinsale Hueston. You can read… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/16/2017

News & Notes – 9/16/2017

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 U.S. House of Representatives votes to save library funding, NEA, and NEH after Trump budget proposal slashed or eliminated their budgets. (Publishers Weekly)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/15/2017

News & Notes – 4/15/2017

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 ALA announced the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016. They include several books challenged because they feature LGBT characters (including two books about transgender… Read more »

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News & Notes – 2/04/2017

News & Notes – 2/04/2017

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 Lulu.com launches academic alternative. The self-publishing site plans to launch Glasstree, a self-publishing venue for academic authors dissatisfied with traditional publishing’s low royalties and… Read more »

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News & Notes – 12/10/16

News & Notes – 12/10/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff   Book News Penguin Random House Gave Away 100K Books in Three Days as part of its #GiveaBook campaign. (GalleyCat) The Goodreads Choice Awards were announced.  The… Read more »

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News & Notes – 10/29/16

News & Notes – 10/29/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare’s collaborators. Using textual analysis, a group of 27 scholars are now certain Marlowe had a hand in writing… Read more »

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