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Authors' brands: a case of doublethink?

JK Rowling is. John le Carré isn’t. Albert Camus and F. Scott Fitzgerald are. George Orwell might or might not be.  I’m talking about registered trade marks. Authors make copyright works, and their agents’ job is to maximise revenues from those intangibles. End of story, right? Kind of. A... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-26 12:24:33 UTC ]
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Renard Press releases George Orwell essay quartet

Renard Press is launching a new series of the essays of George Orwell, focusing on politics, literature and language.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-08 14:27:21 UTC ]
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Orwell works given new lease of life in audio

George Orwell will have his words brought to life in new audiobooks from Penguin Random House, including his two best-known works: Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-05 03:37:49 UTC ]
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George Orwell is out of copyright. What happens now?

Much of the author’s work may have fallen into public ownership in the UK, but there are more restrictions on its use remaining than you might expect, explains his biographerGeorge Orwell died at University College Hospital, London, on 21 January 1950 at the early age of 46. This means that... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-01 11:00:08 UTC ]
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Chris Mould | 'I always drew, but nobody told me where that could go'

The very first text Chris Mould illustrated as a student was George Orwell’s allegorical novel Animal Farm. The young Mould was given Orwell’s text at art school and told to come up with 10 or so drawings. It seems fitting, then, that 30-odd years later Mould was commissioned by Faber to come up... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-18 08:57:55 UTC ]
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D J Taylor to write second Orwell biography for Constable

Constable has signed a fresh biography of George Orwell by D J Taylor, whose earlier book on the writer, published in 2003, won the Whitbread Prize. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-04 09:52:59 UTC ]
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How the world of ‘1984’ haunts our present

Dorian Lynskey’s ‘The Ministry of Truth’ looks at the cultural impact of George Orwell’s famous novel. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-06-21 13:39:00 UTC ]
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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell review – memoir

A proprietor’s journey from ‘amenable and friendly’ to ‘intolerant and antisocial’According to George Orwell, “there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops”. Bythell’s diary suggests that not much has changed, in this... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orwell's 1984 rockets straight to the top of US book chart

George Orwell’s 1984 (Signet) has rocketed straight to the top of the US chart, in a somewhat turbulent week for the Land of the Free. The edition, published in 1950, sold 25,884 copies—a 479% increase on the previous seven day period and is now overall number one in the US book chart. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: Groupthink Lifts '1984' to Top

George Orwell's classic dystopian novel '1984' surged to the top of the iBooks bestseller list in the wake of political controversies surrounding the first week of the presidency of Donald J. Trump; it is also the #1 book in the country. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orwell's '1984' Surges After Trump's First Week

George Orwell's dystopian classic '1984' is the #1 book in the country following the first week and a half of the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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David Astor: a king in the golden age of print

From 1948 to 1975, David Astor transformed Britain’s oldest paper into a vibrant, intelligent weekly renowned for its progressive campaigns and the quality of its writing. The author of a new biography recalls some of Astor’s achievements• Click here to read an extract on Astor’s lifelong... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'1984' book sales surge on NSA spy scandal

'1984' book sales are rising after the Edward Snowden revelations about NSA spying. The topic of 'Big Brother' watching has spurred the sales of  George Orwell's "1984"  and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World." Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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