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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S&S Marks 100 Years with Back-to-Back Celebrations

On April 8 and 9, Simon & Schuster hosted two star-studded centenary fetes in New York City to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Releases Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2023

Maia Kobabe’s 'Gender Queer' topped the list of last year's most challenged books, which is again dominated by stories by and about LGBTQ+ persons and people of color, voices that ALA officials said “censors want to silence.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Paul Murray’s The Bee Sting wins inaugural Nero book of the year prize

Irish author’s ‘suspenseful and linguistically astonishing’ fourth novel praised for its ‘great wit and humanity’ by judge Bernardine EvaristoThe Irish author Paul Murray has won the inaugural £30,000 Nero Gold prize for The Bee Sting, a comic family saga set in rural Ireland.Murray was... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-03-14 19:30:28 UTC ]
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ALA Reports Record Spike in Book Titles Challenged in 2023

In a release, ALA officials said that 4,240 unique book titles were reported challenged in schools and libraries in 2023, a stunning 65% increase over 2022, when 2,571 unique titles were targeted for censorship. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Nibbies: Books of the Year Shortlists

Pre-London Book Fair: 72 shortlistings fall into 12 categories of 'Books of the Year' for the 2024 British Book Awards, the 'Nibbies.' The post The UK’s Nibbies: Books of the Year Shortlists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-03-08 13:39:38 UTC ]
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Folio Society Comes Out Swinging in the Battle of Deluxe Comic Book Reprints

'DC: Batman,' a luxe new slipcased hardcover gathering some of the Dark Knight’s most iconic stories, is among a number of recent reprint editions employing differing printing strategies and techniques to bring classic comics stories to readers old and new. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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For libraries, e-book lending is a new chapter – and a new challenge

The “Netflix model” of leasing e-books to public libraries is expensive, full of limitations, and potentially a boon for censorship, librarians say. It’s a growing business model that shifts power to publishers and makes access harder for patrons. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2024-02-22 16:28:54 UTC ]
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Asian American Book Club Launches with Lunar New Year Party

The organization held its soft launch party last night in Brooklyn, N.Y., which event coproduced by Hachette Book Group and Kundiman and featured six authors, including Curtis Chin and Kat Chow. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Starting this year, the National Book Awards will be open to non-citizens.

Today, the National Book Foundation announced a change in the eligibility criteria for the annual National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. Beginning with the 75th National Book Awards, submissions for which open on March 13 of this year, the prizes... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-02-15 15:30:03 UTC ]
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From the Stage to the Page: 10 Years In, Z2 Comics Rocks On

For nearly a decade, Z2 Comics has worked to merge the twin fandoms, collaborating with musicians to produce titles that coexist with their musical work. The result: books that act as bridges between mediums. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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‘We didn’t expect this phenomenon to last’: France’s comic-book tradition is hitting new heights

The market for bédé visual storytelling almost doubled over the course of the pandemic, but can the birthplace of Asterix continue to nurture creators?Like thousands of French people, Sylvie Pinault discovered comic books during the pandemic. Though bandes dessinées – literally meaning “drawn... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-02-06 14:00:36 UTC ]
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The Book Behind ‘American Fiction’ Came Out 23 Years Ago. It’s Still Current.

The movie, with its handful of Oscar nominations, has refocused attention on “Erasure,” a satire of the literary world and its racial biases. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2024-02-03 10:02:42 UTC ]
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Religion Book Sales Up 1.2% in October, 7.1% Year-to-Date

Sales of religious print books remain solid through October, offsetting slow digital sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Chose the Next Book Cover of the Year 

It’s the festive season, which means our fourth annual book cover tournament begins today! We had a tough job winnowing the hundreds of thousands of book covers published this year to the best 32 designs, so we need your help to crown a winner via an interactive poll on our Twitter and Instagram... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-12-18 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Five years and 2m copies later, self-published author lands UK book deal

Norfolk-based crime writer JM Dalgliesh topped the Amazon and Kindle bestsellers before being signed by a traditional publisher In 2018, JM Dalgliesh was a stay-at-home father when he sent his first crime novel to six literary agents, only to receive polite rejection letters – or no response at... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-12-17 09:00:23 UTC ]
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California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick opens up and performs at the L.A. Times Book Club

On Dec. 12, California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick talks about life on the road at the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-12-12 20:24:33 UTC ]
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The 12 Best Comic Book Holiday Specials

We love a good comic book holiday special, and these are 12 of the best to enjoy this season—and beyond. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-12-08 11:34:00 UTC ]
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Ireland: Paul Murray Wins the An Post Irish Book of the Year

Paul Murray, who was shortlisted for the Booker Prize this year, wins the An Post Irish Book of the Year for 'The Bee Sting.' The post Ireland: Paul Murray Wins the An Post Irish Book of the Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-12-07 16:15:46 UTC ]
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A Book Club Took 28 Years to Read ‘Finnegans Wake.’ Now, It’s Starting Over.

The group in California started on the notoriously challenging novel by James Joyce in 1995. In October, it reached the end. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-12-07 10:40:10 UTC ]
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