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News & Notes – 2/22/2020

News & Notes – 2/22/2020

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Bookish News Coronavirus: China’s private bookstores struggling to survive as sales drop 90 per cent, stores remain closed (South China Morning Post; article discovered thanks to… Read more »

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News & Notes – 2/15/2020

News & Notes – 2/15/2020

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff It’s been a while since I posted News & Notes, and I apologize. I don’t even have a really good excuse. I’ve just been concentrating on… Read more »

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News & Notes – 11/23/2019

News & Notes – 11/23/2019

It’s been a while since the last News & Notes, so I have more than usual for you today! Bookish News Translation Pays Off for Amazon, whose Amazon Crossing imprint has become “the most prolific publisher of translated literature in the U.S.” (Publishers Weekly) Sandler, Krasznahorkai, Sze, Broom, Choi Win… 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 – 9/21/2019

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 – 7/06/2019

News & Notes – 7/06/2019

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 Locus Awards were announced on June 29. Congratulations to Mary Robinette Kowal (The Calculating Stars, Science Fiction Novel), Naomi Novik (Spinning Silver, Fantasy Novel), Paul Tremblay (The… Read more »

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News & Notes – 5/25/2019

News & Notes – 5/25/2019

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 Locus Awards Finalists were announced May 7. It’s a strong and diverse list. One of my favorite books of last year, The… Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/20/2019

News & Notes – 4/20/2019

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 William Shakespeare’s London home ‘identified by historian’ (BBC News) Hunchback of Notre-Dame goes to top of France’s bestseller list after fire (The Guardian)… Read more »

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