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New & Noteworthy, From Flannery O’Connor to Cigarettes

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-10-08 09:00:06 UTC ]
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‘What’s taking so long?’: children’s books still neglect BAME readers, finds study

Although picture has improved since 2017, research shows that last year only 4% of books for the youngest readers featured a minority ethnic heroIn most children’s books, according to one London primary school pupil, “people are peach”. Another feels there are “no black people” in the stories... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-19 11:15:59 UTC ]
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A robot read 3.5 million books to find we describe women by appearance, and men by virtue.

Researchers have used machine-learning (a reading robot!) to read 3.5 million books published between 1900 and 2008, and tally all the adjectives used to describe men and women. Not surprisingly, women in books are beautiful and men are true-hearted! Yup, when positively described, women (or... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-28 13:30:07 UTC ]
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The Very First Books Published by Some of Your Favorite Publishing Houses

One of the most interesting things about book publishing, as an industry, is the way imprints and publishing houses develop over time—shifting focus to keep up with public interest, taking on personalities along with personnel, changing hands ad nauseam and merging like no one’s watching.... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-15 09:36:09 UTC ]
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New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Ernest Hemingway to the Baby-Sitters Club

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-08-13 16:46:49 UTC ]
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Psst. Turns out 80% of books published in 1924-1963 are secretly in the public domain.

This year, for the first time in over two decades, a slew of work entered the public domain: everything first published in the United States in 1923, to be precise. (And yes, next year we’ll get the goods from 1924.) “But there’s another source of public domain works,” Cory Doctorow writes at... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-02 16:44:41 UTC ]
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If You Haven’t Yet Had Time to Read Moby-Dick Here’s a Pop-Up Book

Two hundred years ago, Herman Melville was born and the course of American literary history changed forever. In celebration of the author’s bicentennial, Chronicle Books published Moby-Dick: A Pop-Up Book from the Novel by Herman Melville, which shows ten key moments from the story in... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-01 08:48:17 UTC ]
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Only 37% of Scottish books written by women, research shows

Only 37% of books published in Scotland over the course of 2017 were written by women, showing gender inequality is still “structural and persistent”, according to new research shared by pressure group ROAR. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-26 05:14:33 UTC ]
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Here are some good facts about Barbara Cartland, who wrote 723 novels.

On this day in 1901, Dame Barbara Cartland was born. She lived to 98, and in that time wrote 723 novels (mostly romance), which sold more than 750 million copies combined. She is the Guinness World Record-holder for most books published in a single year (191), and that’s honestly not even the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-09 19:52:49 UTC ]
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The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published

Self-publishing or traditional publishing? Author Robert McCaw has gotten his books published both ways and shares the pros and cons of each route. The post The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published by Robert McCaw appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at 'Writer's Digest'

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-07-01 14:00:57 UTC ]
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'Highly concerning': picture books bias worsens as female characters stay silent

Guardian research shows that the top 100 illustrated children’s books last year showed growing marginalisation of female and minority ethnic charactersThe most popular picture books published in 2018 collectively present a white and male-dominated world to children, feature very few BAME (black,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-13 05:00:18 UTC ]
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Small presses celebrated on Oxford-Weidenfeld shortlist

Books published by Pushkin, Peirene, Carcanet and Nordisk, as well as by the New York Review of Books, have been shortlisted for the £2,000 Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize, devoted to literary translations into English from European languages. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What We're Reading – February 2019

Black Country by Liz Berry and 40 Rules of Love by Elif ShafakAfter a wonderful trip to Berlin for the British Council Literature Seminar at the end of January, I am reading Liz Berry’s Black Country. Liz’s reading at the Literature Seminar was one of the highlights of the weekend and I’m really... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2019-02-14 09:49:28 UTC ]
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Welsh language children's books sold for £1 to mark World Book Day

Two children’s books published in Welsh are being sold for just £1 to mark this year’s World Book Day. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Most-Read Book Reviews of 2018

We review more than 8,000 books per year, and these were the 10 most-read reviews of books published in 2018. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Study Recommends Refocusing Readers on Canadian Authors

The 180-page report shows a steep drop in both sales of books by Canadian authors and books published by Canadian-owned presses. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scotland's YA talent revealed in prize shortlist

Books published by Usborne, Kelpies and Chicken House are in the running for the 2019 Scottish Teenage Book Prize, which celebrates teen titles written by Scottish authors. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers should 'hire more BAME staff' to improve representation in children’s books

Hiring more employees of colour and seeing stories with BAME characters as normal, not niche, are just some ideas suggested by the book industry following a damning report which revealed that only 4% of all the children’s books published in the UK last year featured a black, Asian or minority... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Alarming' study reveals only 4% of children's books feature a BAME character

Only 4% of all the children’s books published in the UK last year featured a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) character, according to “alarming” new figures from a study into ethnic representation in children’s literature. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent presses dominate Jhalak Prize longlist

Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Reni Eddo-Lodge are some of the authors in the running for the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, on a longlist of books published mostly by independent presses. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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