100 years of Stan Lee: how the comic book king challenged prejudice

Stan Lee deserves his place in the pantheon of great pop culture architects, but his Marvel characters did more than just entertain – they actively fought against prejudice. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2022-12-27 09:02:59 UTC ]
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100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers

An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books, by reimaging male heroes. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Church Publishing Looks Back on 100 Years of Books

Celebrating 100 years in the book business, Church Publishing Incorporated is honoring its Episcopal roots while also adapting to a broad and changing audience. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WNBA Marks 100 Years of Championing Books

As it celebrates its centennial, the Women’s National Book Association continues to help lead the discussion of literature in America and promote the achievements of women in both bookselling and publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Free Food for Millionaires author Min Jin Lee releases second book in 22 years

"It's funny, as people ask me that all the time, and I just wish I was more interesting." Min Jin Lee is talking about the similarities between herself and the main character in her 2007 debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires. Published again this month after the success earlier this year of... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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You Can Binge on 900 Glorious Minutes of Comic Book Movies This Year

There will be more cumulative hours of comic book movies released this year than in any year in the last decade. The post You Can Binge on 900 Glorious Minutes of Comic Book Movies This Year appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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'Adventure Time's' Ice King is getting his own comic book series

His crown keeps him alive, but it also drove him crazy. A new "Adventure Time" comic book miniseries is on the way and it's centered around a truly heartbreaking character, the Ice King. "Adventure Time: Ice King" will be the first comic book series to focus exclusively on the princess-obsessed... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Campbell in 100-poem-challenge for Book Bus

Jen Campbell, author of Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops and The Bookshop Book, bookseller and YouTuber, has pledged to write 100 poems in 48 hours to fundraise for the Book Bus, a charity that serves communities in Africa, Asia and South America with mobile libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics Legend Stan Lee Is First Person To Upload Video To LiveJournal

Native video support is here, true believers!From being a comic book innovator to the only person to appear onscreen in every Marvel Universe movie, Stan Lee has had a lot of firsts in his life. This week he added another to the list—becoming the first person to upload a video to the blogging... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books in the Media: Children's book reviews dip year on year

In August 2019, The Bookseller reported that children's books accounted for just 4.9% of review space, despite making up a third of the market. Latest figures from Books in the Media shows that this figure has dropped to 4.3%, when looking at reviews from the past 12 months.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-24 01:05:09 UTC ]
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Four More Years: A Look at Books Released During Leap Years

Happy Leap Year! Let's look back at the books that dominated bestseller lists on previous leap years. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Book Fairs Will See An Increase In Censorship Attempts This Year: Book Censorship News, September 15, 2023

A right-wing book publisher has a solution to Scholastic Book Fairs: their own. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-09-15 10:40:00 UTC ]
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British Book Awards: Trade and ‘Book of the Year’ Shortlists

The British Book Awards contenders for Book Trade and Book of the Year are announced, with the shortlists consisting of 29 categories. The post British Book Awards: Trade and ‘Book of the Year’ Shortlists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-03-21 15:55:40 UTC ]
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If your New Year’s resolution is to read more books this year, this is why you shouldn’t | Max Liu

From ‘all the books I read this month’ pictures on Instagram to Goodreads targets, we are forgetting to read for pleasureHow long will it take you to read this article? It would almost certainly take me longer. On average, adults read about 240 words a minute, but I always exceed those pesky... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-12-31 09:00:13 UTC ]
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These are the 10 Best Books of the Year, According to Amazon Book Editors

Here are Amazon Book Editors' top ten books of the year, as well as trends they've noticed in published in 2022. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-11-15 14:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Raven Named Bookstore of the Year, Lowe Named Sales Rep of the Year

The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kans., was named 'PW' Bookstore of the Year in a virtual awards ceremony held during the U.S. Book Show. Commission rep Kurtis Lowe of Book Travelers West is 'PW' Sales Rep of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Books in the Media: newspapers reveal their best books of the year

In the lead up to Christmas, many publications, including the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Financial Times, New York Times and iNews, have released their best book of the year articles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-07 01:26:05 UTC ]
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Comic-Con returns this weekend to San Diego. But where are the comic book sellers?

After a COVID-19-forced hiatus, San Diego comic book store owners are looking forward to the return of an IRL Comic-Con — even if they won't attend. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-11-24 20:45:41 UTC ]
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British Book Award Issues Its 2021 ‘Book of the Year’ Shortlists

This year's new 'page-turner' category is included in the 'book of the year' shortlists for the 'Nibbies,' for an awards event May 13. The post British Book Award Issues Its 2021 ‘Book of the Year’ Shortlists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-03-21 19:47:44 UTC ]
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Book Aid International’s Year: 867,567 Books to 19 Countries

Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 for Book Aid International's logistics team and donor-publishers. The post Book Aid International’s Year: 867,567 Books to 19 Countries appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-01-13 17:36:43 UTC ]
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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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