All the books in my 300 boxes sparked joy. The lockdown made me rethink why I was keeping them.

I ordered a Zippy Shell storage unit and prepared to say goodbye. It wasn’t easy. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-10 05:30:31 UTC ]
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Joanna Cannon vows to keep working in NHS after £300,000 book deal

Novelist who began writing to relieve the stress of her psychiatry job says literary success will not stop her listening to ‘real voices’ in hospitalA bestselling debut novelist who wrote her book in a hospital car park as stress release from her job as a psychiatrist is to return to the NHS.... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Spark Joy,' New Book from Bestselling 'Tidying Up' Author Kondo, Coming in January

The follow-up to the worldwide phenomenon will answer reader questions and offer advice on moving, packing, and dealing with other less than joyful topics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Apple Books Bestsellers: 'Crawdads' Adaptation Keeps the Book Singing

Delia Owens's 'Where the Crawdads Sing' keeps seeing dividends thanks to a bump from Reese Witherspoon, whose film adaptation of the novel was announced last month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children; National Book Festival September 1

Having tested the program on an invitational basis for three months, Amazon rolls out its children's book boxes offer to the US Prime membership. And the Library of Congress holds its annual National Book Festival this weekend. The post Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Foul-mouthed Laurence Fox tweet boosts sales for Little Box of Books

A children’s book subscription company says its sales have surged after actor and political activist Laurence Fox berated it online. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-08 08:15:22 UTC ]
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Walking was freedom in lockdown. Three books show us why it’s so much more.

The science of walking shows us why we should never take it for granted. It’s not just good for your glutes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-05 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury profits jump as ‘joy of reading rediscovered’ in lockdown

Harry Potter publisher issues third profit upgrade of 2021 after sales increase to £185mCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLockdown reading has helped the Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury to its third profit upgrade of the year after a 22% surge in annual pre-tax... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-06-02 08:20:05 UTC ]
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Now you can recapture the joy of Reading Rainbow with LeVar Burton’s new book club.

Generations of readers who fondly recall Reading Rainbow are in luck: LeVar Burton can be your reading guide once again. Burton is launching his own book club (for adults!) in partnership with the new book club platform Fable, a social platform that “deliver[s] the world’s best social experience... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-05-12 15:37:28 UTC ]
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The Best History Book Subscription Boxes

We've rounded up a list of history book subscription boxes and services so that you can find the perfect box that will help you dive into the past. Continue reading at Book Riot

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The Books That Made Me: 8 Writers on Their Literary Inspirations

In decades past, the Book Review occasionally asked young authors about their biggest influences. For our 125th anniversary, we put the question to a new generation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-15 18:35:31 UTC ]
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The 15th-Century Wool Worker’s Son Who Made Books for Princes and Popes

“The Bookseller of Florence,” by Ross King, tells the history of Renaissance bookmaking through the story of Vespasiano da Bisticci, who rose from humble roots to dominate the trade. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-13 09:00:07 UTC ]
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Canceling My Book Deal Was the Best Career Move I’ve Ever Made

I started querying agents for my memoir, Negative Space, in 2012, after two years of writing and revising. I got a few rounds of passes, including several friendly rejections in which agents said they just didn’t “know how to sell” my book. I heard this refrain enough times that I started... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-03-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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According to data, Black and Latinx Millennials are keeping the book industry alive.

Surprisingly, despite the heavy toll taken by the COVID-19 pandemic on brick and mortar bookstores (especially independent brick and mortar bookstores) nationwide, US book sales actually increased by 8 percent in 2020. What demographic is responsible for keeping the industry alive and thriving... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-23 19:04:39 UTC ]
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Literati Gets Big Money for Book Boxes

The Austin, Tex.–based book box subscription service has pulled in more than $50 million recently. Here's what's happening. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New Releases Spark Another Big Book Sales Week

Unit sales of print books jumped 25.7% last week over the first week in February 2020 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Kristin Hannah's 'The Four Winds' was the top-selling title in the week, selling more than 115,000 copies. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Mackenzie Smith made picture books publisher at S&S Children's

Helen Mackenzie Smith has been promoted to the newly created role of picture books publisher at Simon & Schuster Children's.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mastering the Art of the Lockdown Book Recommendation

My sister always goes to the same bookshop in Oxfordshire, where she lives. There she seeks out a young bookseller with a shock of black hair from within the stacks. He once recommended her a list of books, and she loved every single one; she’s been returning to him ever since. During lockdown,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-08 09:49:32 UTC ]
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Gallic Books acquires Carey's 'magnificent' lockdown drawings

Gallic Books has acquired B: A Year in Plagues and Pencils, a collection of "lockdown drawings" by Edward Carey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 02:35:57 UTC ]
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The Sun and BookTrust in campaign to bring books to kids in lockdown

The Sun on Sunday and children's reading charity BookTrust are launching a new campaign, Books For Kids, asking readers to send in their old children’s books so they can be pulped and turned into new ones, "bringing the joy of reading to more families during lockdown". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 17:33:21 UTC ]
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