After years of turmoil, 'Dreamer' and author Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is proud to put down California roots

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, author of 'Children of the Land,' and Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, author of 'The Undocumented Americans,' share their stories with the L.A, Times Book Club on Dec. 15. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-12-08 20:25:34 UTC ]
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Watch Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo at the L.A. Times Book Club

Watch Karla Cornejo Villavicencio and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo at the L.A. Times Book Club Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-12-16 02:55:22 UTC ]
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I'm the first black author to win book of the year. I'm proud, but not completely happy

Instead of celebrating myself, I’m going to celebrate the books by black authors that came before meI have a funny thing about winning. I find it overwhelming. I don’t know how to cope or act when things are meant to be “good”. What do I do? Should I be happy? What is that? How many ways can I... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-02 07:00:46 UTC ]
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Author Lucinda Riley dies after four-year cancer battle

Bestselling Irish author Lucinda Riley, best known for the Seven Sisters series, has died after battling cancer for four years.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-12 03:14:18 UTC ]
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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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Audible Charts: A Promised Land puts down roots

Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Penguin) has once again reigned atop the Audible weekly chart. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-18 08:36:55 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: A Promised Land puts down roots at the top

Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Penguin) has once again charted top of both the Amazon Most-Sold and Most-Read: Non-Fiction charts, as it claimed a third week as the UK Official Top 50 number one through Nielsen BookScan's TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-08 21:17:24 UTC ]
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Putting a Value on Author Events at the Library

No question, librarians are expert book marketers in their communities. But where too many librarians come up short is in communicating the impact and value of their efforts back to publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Spanish Author Javier Castillo Meets 60,000 Fans Online During Coronavirus Lockdown

The Snow Girl by bestselling author Javier Castillo came out two days before Spain's coronavirus lockdown. So his publisher Suma took his 30-city book tour online—where thousands of fans were waiting. The post Spanish Author Javier Castillo Meets 60,000 Fans Online During Coronavirus Lockdown... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-09 14:00:21 UTC ]
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With help from kids, a 90-year-old Sri Lankan author set a new world record for alternate endings.

If you thought the Choose Your Own Adventure books were magical, one Sri Lankan children’s book author might be up your alley. Sybil Wettasinghe, the 90-year-old author of The Umbrella Thief, a classic children’s book in Sri Lanka, set a new Guinness World Record yesterday with the publication... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-06 19:45:46 UTC ]
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Not a Cult, a new bookstore in Los Angeles, puts authors of color at the forefront.

The door of Los Angeles’ newest bookstore is propped open on a quiet section of Hollywood Boulevard, the front window displaying books on a handmade wooden bookshelf. Inside the front room, you’ll find more books and merchandise below a neon light thought bubble and a sign that reads, “I still... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-21 15:00:52 UTC ]
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California Newspaper Ends Print Publication After 161 Years

One of the longest-running newspapers in California printed its final edition on Sunday, ending 161 years of publishing news about Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-12-30 15:48:55 UTC ]
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Long-Running California Newspaper Ends Print Publication After 161 Years

The Martinez News-Gazette, which began in 1853 and once counted Mark Twain as one of its writers, bade farewell to readers on Sunday: "GOODBYE." Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-12-30 07:57:06 UTC ]
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Interview With Beth O’Leary, Author of WHSmith 2019 Fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations to Beth O'Leary! Her debut novel The Flatshare was recently announced as 2019 Fiction Book of the Year by the British retailer WHSmith—an honor previously bestowed on books such as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Girl on the Train by Paula... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-11-19 11:00:22 UTC ]
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Oliver’s Veg puts down roots in the number one spot

Jamie Oliver’s Veg (Michael Joseph) has blossomed in its second week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, improving 28% in volume week on week to 30,974 copies sold through Nielsen BookScan’s TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-03 00:11:58 UTC ]
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Migraines have plagued me for years. A new book puts my pain in perspective.

The condition largely affects women. That may help explain why the suffering continues. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-06-10 19:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholastic pairs 11-year-old author with Rebecca Westcott for autism title

Scholastic has acquired Can You See Me? by 11-year-old Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott, a novel inspired by Libby’s own experience with autism. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2018: English author Maine scoops prize

Waterstones has named The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine as its Scottish Book of the Year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lucky 13 for Kinney as The Meltdown scores author's first number one in three years

Jeff Kinney’s 13th Wimpy Kid title The Meltdown (Puffin) has nipped into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 57,790 copies to claim the author’s first overall number one since November 2015. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH to publish 'Silence of the Lambs' author's first novel in 13 years

Thomas Harris, author of The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, is returning after more than a decade with a new novel, to be published by Cornerstone imprint William Heinemann next year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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