ALA 2014: Librarian by Day, Novelist by Night

Three librarians with novels published in 2014 gathered at ALA Vegas on Saturday afternoon to share their experiences as authors navigating the library world and vice versa. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Releases List of Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' topped the ALA's list of the most banned and challenged books between 2010-2019. The list was released to coincide with the start of Banned Books Week, which runs through October 3. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ohio Library Board Reverses Decision to End ALA Membership for 'Leaning to the Left'

In seeking to end support for ALA, some library board members at the Medina County District Library in Ohio complained that the organization's support for racial and social justice issues was too politically partisan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Fantasy Novelist Terry Goodkind Dies at 72

Bestselling fantasy novelist Terry Goodkind, author of the epic fantasy series Sword of Truth, died on September 17. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan Employees Deal with 'A Very Tough Day'

Macmillan Trade US president Don Weisberg said Thursday was "definitely a very tough day" for Macmillan employees following the surprise announcement that CEO John Sargent will leave the company at the end of the year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'The end of an innocent world': An oral history of the first National Book Festival, which debuted three days before 9/11

Ahead of the 20th National Book Festival, Laura Bush, Scott Turow, Michael Beschloss and others look back at the event’s storied beginning. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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National Poetry Day follows lockdown poetry passion with bumper plans for October

National Poetry Day is holding a mass 24-hour "share-a-poem" festival alongside hundreds of mini events to celebrate poetry on Thursday 1st October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-15 10:46:22 UTC ]
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Clarke, Akhtar, Nemerever, and More

Our own Thomas Beckwith takes a look at the notable books publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Clarke, Akhtar, Nemerever, and More appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-09-15 09:59:58 UTC ]
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Alka Joshi on the Surprise of Becoming a Debut Novelist at 62

Alka Joshi’s debut novel, The Henna Artist, is taking the literary world by storm. On The Literary Life, she talks with Mitchell Kaplan about the small leap from writing ad copy to writing a novel, how both her mother and mother-in-law informed her protagonist, and the joy she’s deriving from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-11 08:47:09 UTC ]
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A Different Kind of Independent Bookstore Day

More than 600 stores participated in this year’s event on August 29, held months after its usual date due to the pandemic, and saw booksellers, largely unable to host in-store events, finding creative ways to connect with their communities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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JG Farrell's The Singapore Grip: new TV adaptation brings to life the final book by one of the UK's finest novelists

The writer was drowned at the age of 44, but he left three novels which have come to represent the decline of the British Empire. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-09-03 13:13:15 UTC ]
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How Librarians Helped Invent the YA Category of Books

A look back in history to how YA librarians and libraries helped create the young adult category of books for teens. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-31 10:30:00 UTC ]
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This Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day: no better time to stock up on books.

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, August 29th, is Independent Bookstore Day. This year, the festivities will be both online and in-person at 600+ local bookstores around the country, starting tonight with a conversation between Mary Norris and Ann Goldstein about Elena Ferrante’s The Lying... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-28 17:01:59 UTC ]
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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 With These Official Online Events

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 with a host of online events, including author panels and drawing demonstrations. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-27 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Stores Making Covid-19 Independent Bookstore Day Adjustments

Independent Bookstore Day is going to be a quite different celebration of books and authors this year. While some bookstores are organizing hybrid festivities, at least one is holding a completely virtual event. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Happy pub day to the first mainstream children’s book featuring a Sikh character.

A groundbreaking children’s book based on an equally groundbreaking sports hero comes out today: Fauja Singh Keeps Going by Simran Jeet Singh, featuring the story of the first centenarian marathon runner, is also the first children’s book from a major publisher that features a Sikh main... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-25 16:06:55 UTC ]
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5 of the Best Series on Audio to Keep You Listening for Days

Get immersed in a world and get in deep with the characters in these compelling audiobook series (and learn the length of each series). Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-25 10:33:00 UTC ]
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6 Excellent Books Featuring Libraries or Librarians

What could be better than a book about a library, or featuring a librarian as its main character? Find a book for every library lover. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-24 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day This Saturday

This year's Independent Bookstore Day is taking place on Saturday, August 29. More than 600 stores are participating in the day, which will feature a day-long lineup of virtual events for both children and adults. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Scripture and Inspiration For Every Day

We’ve compiled a list of forthcoming devotionals—daily readings of Bible passages paired with inspirational reflections—and there’s something here for everyone. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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TV Audiences Dip for First Night of Democrats’ Virtual Convention

Nielsen ratings were down from 2016, though younger viewers watched online and MSNBC nearly doubled its usual audience. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-18 23:35:17 UTC ]
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