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Emily Oster says you should run your family like a business. Does that work in 2021 — or ever?

In the new book ‘The Family Firm,’ the controversial economics professor shares how to use meetings, rules and data to sort out parenting decisions Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-07-30 12:00:00 UTC ]
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4thWrite short story prize reveals ‘engaging and provocative’ 2021 shortlist

Seeking out the best new Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, this year’s finalists range across continents to show ‘the best of what stories can do’The fallout from civil war invades the London home of a high-flying Sri Lankan couple. An elderly Jamaican woman faces up bravely to the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-07-29 11:00:30 UTC ]
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Why Do We Look Down On Lonely People?

A new graphic novel argues that even though social isolation is extremely common, it is too easily maligned. Continue reading at 'The Atlantic'

[ The Atlantic | 2021-07-29 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Wimbledon BookFest returns in September with Faulks, Margolyes and Rani

Wimbledon BookFest is returning in September for its second in-person festival in 2021, featuring more than 40 live events with speakers such as Sebastian Faulks (pictured), Miriam Margolyes and Anita Rani. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-29 10:16:42 UTC ]
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Declines in Nonfiction Dropped Print Book Sales Last Week

With sales in nonfiction categories all falling again, unit sales of print books declined 4.9% last week compared to the week ended July 25, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Time Rose 21% in Second Half of 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor's American Time Use survey found that the time Americans spent reading daily increased 21% in the May-December period in 2020 over the comparable period in 2019, rising to 34 minutes per day. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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2021 PW Star Watch Submissions Open

The seventh annual PW Star Watch is now open for nominations. The deadline for nominations is September 10. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Area man hangs on to dream, reopens bookstore after 25 years.

Well, this is kind of heartwarming. A full quarter-century after shuttering his old store in Bloomington, Indiana, Rick Morgenstern has opened what suddenly becomes the state’s largest independent bookstore. The reboot of the eponymous store has been in the works for years and is reopening in a... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-07-28 18:29:10 UTC ]
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11 New Books Coming in August

Buzzy new novels from Alexandra Kleeman, Leila Slimani and Stephen King, Billie Jean King’s memoir and plenty more. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-07-28 17:14:59 UTC ]
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The story of an African children's book that explains the science of skin colour

For parents, skin colour is often a difficult subject and dealing with it through storytelling can be a useful aid. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2021-07-28 15:40:42 UTC ]
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Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, and the media’s coverage of mental health in sports

Yesterday, during the women’s gymnastics team final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Simone Biles, of the USA, lost her bearings while performing a vault, and stumbled as she landed. Soon after, she left the venue, accompanied by a medical official; when she returned, it was only to watch her... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2021-07-28 12:41:18 UTC ]
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Religion News Briefs: July 28, 2021

Nelson Books names an associate publisher and a v-p of marketing, and U.K. Christian publishing leader SPCK Group creates a new group position and restructures. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The NBF Plans Limited In-Person National Book Awards Ceremony

The National Book Foundation announced plans to return this year’s National Book Awards ceremony to an in-person ceremony, to be held at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street on November 17. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Devotional to Get Huge First Printing—Again

Thomas Nelson will launch Sarah Young's "Jesus Listens," in October with one million units, expanding a massive brand that began in 2004 with "Jesus Calling." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Dawn French narrates first ever audiobook of I Love My... series

Dawn French will narrate an audiobook edition of Giles Andreae’s I Love My… picture books for Bolinda, the first time any of the series will be produced in audio.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-28 01:59:59 UTC ]
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Wonderbly acquired by private equity firm Graphite Capital

Personalised children’s book publisher Wonderbly has been acquired by private equity specialist Graphite Capital for an undisclosed amount.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 23:35:14 UTC ]
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US marketing tech company acquires Bloodhound Books

US-based marketing tech company Open Road Media (OR/M) has acquired UK e-book specialist indie Bloodhound Books for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 20:12:24 UTC ]
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Influx Press launches first novel prize for Black British women with Black Ballad

Independent publisher Influx Press is launching a new fiction prize for Black British women, in partnership with lifestyle platform Black Ballad. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 19:32:32 UTC ]
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Bonnier Books UK buys Edinburgh indie Black & White Publishing

Bonnier Books UK has acquired independent Scottish publisher Black & White Publishing as part of its long-term strategy for growth.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 19:25:22 UTC ]
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First Sky Arts RSL Writers Award winners announced

The RSL has announced the recipients of the inaugural 2021 Sky Arts RSL Writers Awards, which celebrate and nurture British writers of colour at the beginnings of their careers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 17:54:16 UTC ]
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