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Updated 3 days ago [ At: 2020-03-30 17:13:20 UTC]


Internet Archive accused of using Covid-19 as 'an excuse for piracy'

The ‘National Emergency Library’ has made 1.4m ebooks freely available, many by current bestsellers, and sparked outrage from writers’ organisationsThe Internet Archive has launched a “National Emergency Library”, making 1.4m books available free online – but has been accused of “hitting authors... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-30 17:13:20 UTC ]
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Diversifying the Translation Field: A Conversation with John Keene, by Veronica Esposito

Interviews Veronica Esposito John Keene is the author of Counternarratives, which received an American Book Award and the Republic of Consciousness Prize. He is also the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award and a MacArthur Fellowship. He is the... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2020-03-30 15:27:14 UTC ]
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‘Greenwood’ is an absorbing saga of families and trees — and how they survive

Michael Christie’s novel also delivers an uncanny metaphor for our current moment Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-30 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild, AAP Outraged by IA's 'National Emergency Library'

The Internet Archive says it is performing a public service by making its scans of print books available to all, but critics call it an 'attack' on copyright. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Powell's Rehires Some Employees to Handle Online Orders

A surge in online sales at Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., has allowed the bookseller to rehire 49 previously laid off union employees, ILWU Local 5 has confirmed. They are now working alongside more than 50 people in management to fulfill orders. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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After Third Ruling, Is GSU E-Reserves Case Finally Nearing Conclusion?

On March 2, Judge Orinda Evans delivered her third ruling in the long-running copyright case over college course readings, and recent filings suggest the biggest issue that remains is who will pay the bills for the last 12 years of litigation. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PubWest to Amazon: Publishing Needs Your Help

PubWest has published an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to support independent publishers by placing a moratorium on certain fees and by making books more of a priority for shipping as soon as possible. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Picks: Books of the Week, Mar. 30, 2020

This week, we highlight new books from David Carr, Kathryn Scanlan, and Victoria Chang. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Internet Archive Responds, Says National Emergency Library Is Legal

After a week of intense criticism, the Internet Archive yesterday posted an FAQ in response to concerns raised by authors over its National Emergency Library. The FAQ claims the initiative has a basis in law, and reiterates that it is being undertaken in response to a national crisis. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Coastal Regional Bookstore Associations Offer Additional Help

Indie booksellers in New England and in California will be getting additional assistance from their regional bookstore associations, including management counselling, tech support, and promotional opportunities. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstore Powell's Books rehires more than 100 employees as online orders soar

Portland's beloved indie bookstore Powell's Books rehired more than 100 employees after seeing a surge in online orders. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-29 18:12:16 UTC ]
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A Reading List for Your Quarter-Life Crisis: Critical Linking, March 29, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-29 10:30:48 UTC ]
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'You've bollixed up my book': letter reveals Hemingway's fury at being censored

The author threatened to ditch his British publisher, and likened him to a vicar, after his ‘Anglo-Saxon’ expressions were cleaned upThe hard-drinking, hot-tempered American writer Ernest Hemingway was furious when he discovered that the language for the English edition of his latest book had... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-29 07:05:47 UTC ]
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Marotta launches NHS colouring download

Pavilion-published children's illustrator Millie Marotta has launched an initiative to get the nation colouring while supporting the NHS. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-28 05:25:36 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: March 30, 2020

As day care centers and schools in the areas of the country hardest hit by coronavirus shut down, ‘My First Learn-to-Write Workbook’ is the #1 book in the country. Plus adults holed up at home are coloring like it’s 2015, and ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ lights up on Hulu. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Racing Post Launches Digital Version After Coronavirus Puts Paper on Hold

The Racing Post, the sport’s daily trade newspaper, will relaunch a digital version of its print edition from Saturday, just Continue reading at 'Editor & Publisher'

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-03-27 22:22:30 UTC ]
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So Many Free Books From Simon Teen To Read Right Now!

Simon Teen is offering more than twenty books and excerpts to read for free right now! Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 20:36:54 UTC ]
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TV Time Spikes for Kids Stuck at Home During Coronavirus

It's no surprise that as Americans across the country are being told to stay home or shelter in place, national television usage is up. But new data from Nielsen shows that kids are spending considerably more time in front of the television than other audience demos--and many of them are playing... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2020-03-27 17:50:19 UTC ]
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An unvarnished look at the troubled life of novelist Robert Stone

Madison Smartt Bell’s “Child of Light” is a revealing biography of the author of “Dog Soldiers” and “A Flag for Sunrise.” Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-27 17:30:40 UTC ]
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‘Weird Al: Seriously’ gives a talented musician his due

Lily E. Hirsch makes a case that “Weird Al” Yankovich’s parodies deserve careful consideration. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-27 17:29:52 UTC ]
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