50 years later, ‘The Monster at the End of This Book’ is still selling — and inspiring authors

The children’s book has influence out of proportion with its 24 pages and its cardboard cover devoid of medallions. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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“Literature Locked Up” Supports An End to US Prison Book Bans for Banned Books Week

PEN America launches their "Literature Locked Up" program for Banned Books Week in support of ending prison book banning. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-12 13:15:15 UTC ]
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Averiss and Beardshaw win Book of the Year at Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards

Corrinne Averiss and Rosalind Beardshaw have triumphed at this year’s Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards to win the Book of the Year Award for My Pet Star (Hachette Children’s Books). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 19:52:05 UTC ]
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Crazy about books? These 5 L.A. book events offer inspiring stories from Los Angeles and beyond

As we descend into the hazy thick of summer, this week’s book events remind us that one day in a life has the power to change everything. Indeed, it’s all that ever changes anything. In the memoir corner, we have a traumatic encounter at the train station, a knock on the door of a rundown... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-07-12 14:20:00 UTC ]
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Last Year's Books Top This Year's First Quarter Sales

Michelle's Obama's 'Becoming,' released in early November, was the biggest title, selling 629,000 copies through outlets that report to BookScan in the period ended March 30. Only three books released in 2019 made the top 20 list in the quarter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The British Book Awards Books of the Year shortlists revealed

All eight shortlists for the British Book Awards Books of the Year have been announced, with a strong focus on international writers including Michelle Obama, Michael Wolff, Sally Rooney and Leila Slimani. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The British Book Awards: 2019 Books of the Year Shortlists

The British Book Awards, or 'Nibbies'–which comprise both industry and book honors–today announce their books of the year shortlists. The post The British Book Awards: 2019 Books of the Year Shortlists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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LBF UK Book Blog Awards introduces Book Podcast of the Year category

The UK Book Blog Awards at the London Book Fair will introduce a new category for 2019 - Book Podcast of the Year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Lives Matter-inspired book wins children's book prize

Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give is this year's recipient of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Costa’s Book Award: Five Category Winners in the UK, One To Win Book of the Year

Now in line for the overall Costa Book of the Year award–to be announced January 30–the five Costa category winners include three titles from HarperCollins UK imprints. The post Costa’s Book Award: Five Category Winners in the UK, One To Win Book of the Year appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best books of 2017: indie publishers on their favourite books of the year

India’s answer to Lear, a teen tale set amid the London riots and the first great book on grime. Experts pick 2017’s smartest, oddest and most overlooked readsCo-director, Tramp Press Continue reading... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day sales soar year on year as campaign report assesses engagement

Sales of World Book Day (WBD) titles soared by more than 50% in comparison to last year, with 469,274 copies in total shifted in the week of the event, sales figures have shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Welsh Books Council recommended to take on Literature Wales' Book of the Year

An independent review into the Welsh Government's support of publishing and literature in Wales has recommended the Welsh Books Council take on some of the functions of Literature Wales, including the administration of its Book of the Year prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Essex Serpent crowned British Book Awards' Book of the Year

Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail) has won the British Book Awards accolade of Book of the Year, beating off strong competition from 36 shortlisted titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette and Penguin Random House lead British Book Awards Books of the Year shortlists

Hachette and Penguin Random House have earned 11 shortlistings each in the British Book Awards’ Books of the Year awards, with Pan Macmillan garnering three nods and Faber and HarperCollins both winning two nominations. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Costa Book Awards’ Category Winners Contend for Book of the Year

Ireland's Sebastian Barry, already a two-time Costa winner, may be on track again for the program's Book of the Year at the end of the month. The post Costa Book Awards’ Category Winners Contend for Book of the Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Bookstore of the Year: Books & Books

In the late 1970s, Mitchell Kaplan dropped out of law school in Washington, D.C., with the dream of opening an independent bookstore in South Florida, where he grew up. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Books & Books Named PW Bookstore of the Year; Sheridan Rep

Given the outsized influence of the 33-year-old South Florida bookstore and owner Mitchell Kaplan, the biggest surprise was that it hadn't received the award earlier. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Costello debut voted Irish Book Awards' Book of the Year

Mary Costello’s debut novel Academy Street (Canongate) has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2014. The book was chosen via public vote from the list of category winners announced at the recent Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Big Books the U.S. Agencies Are Selling at the Fair: Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

Prepare for the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair with our roundup of big projects that'll be making the rounds, among them books by Leslie Jamison, Richard Price, Amy Poehler, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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