Andrew McCarthy will make his fiction debut with a young adult novel

Good news for '80s kids who preferred Blane McDonough to Duckie Dale: "Pretty in Pink" star Andrew McCarthy, who went from Brat Pack actor to travel writer and television director, is coming out with his first novel. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Foyles makes management moves

Foyles has strengthened its marketing team and made a series of changes to its bookshop staffing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Julie Andrews, Culture Clash and more on arts at Festival of Books

Schedule for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC.This weekend, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books takes place at USC and includes arts-related performances, talks and readings . See events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/program-schedule/ for the complete schedule. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pulitzer Prize for history, but not for fiction

The late Manning Marable won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for history, honored for a Malcolm X book. But no Pulitzer Prize was awarded for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Guardian and Hot Keys launch young writers prize

Hot Keys Books has partnered with the Guardian to launch a new young person’s writing prize... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Pulitzer Fiction Snub Has Book Publishers Fuming

An unconventional collection of novels failed to generate a consensus among the Pulitzer board members. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Will Young memoir to Little, Brown

Little, Brown Book Group has acquired the autobiography of singer and actor Will Young and will... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Figment lets young writers share and critique work

Figment is a website that gives teenagers and young adults a forum for posting their work and giving advice to others. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One in five U.S. adults has read an ebook, survey says

E-books are catching on quickly, with more than one in five U.S. adults having read an electronic book in the last year. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One-fifth of U.S. adults read ebooks as market booms, survey finds

One in five American adults read an electronic book in the last year, as gift-giving sped the shift away from the printed page, a Pew Research Center survey showed on Wednesday. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2012-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Missing 20th Century: How Copyright Protection Makes Books Vanish

Because of the strange distortions of copyright protection, there are twice as many newly published books available on Amazon from 1850 as there are from 1950 Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2012-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Six-figure debut deal for Quercus

Quercus has paid a six-figure sum for two books by debut novelist Paul Lynch, beating off five... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Debut authors tussle for Carnegie

Four debut authors are in contention for this year's CILIP Carnegie Medal, announced today (... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Young Reader Prizes Opens For Entries

Newspapers have until 4 May to submit an entry to the World Young Reader Prizes, the annual awards from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) that recognize success in engaging the young. The awards in five categories - E ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stranger Than Fiction: Oprah Was Bad for Book Sales

By encouraging readers to tackle longer, more sophisticated novels, the queen of daytime TV may have hurt overall fiction sales. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2012-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HC acquires debut series by ex-Met officer

HarperCollins has signed a three-book crime thriller series written by debut author and former... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book firms need to make changes to settle probe

(Bloomberg) - News Corp.'s HarperCollins and four other publishers probed by European Union need to address regulatory concerns before they can settle the antitrust case, the European Union's competition commissioner said. Joaquin Almunia, the antitrust chief, told reporters Monday that a... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2012-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Edith Pearlman takes the NBCC fiction prize

Other National Book Critics Circle honorees include writer John Lewis Gaddis for 'George F. Kennan: An American Life' and Maya Jasanoff for 'Liberty's Exiles.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Edith Pearlman wins National Book Critics Circle fiction prize

The under-the-radar author won for her collection "Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories."Reporting from New York -- The National Book Critics Circle gave its 2011 fiction prize to Edith Pearlman, an under-the-radar writer of short stories, at its annual awards ceremony Thursday evening at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Making ebooks even more kid-friendly: the Storia reading app from Scholastic

Scholastic's Storia reading app includes many children's titles previously unavailable in ebook format Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MCB acquires three from Young Sherlock author

Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired three titles from its Young Sherlock Holmes author... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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