Author of Novel Pulled by Dzanc Books Makes It Available to Readers

Hesh Kestin, the author of 'Siege of Tel Aviv,' the controversial novel about the destruction of Israel that was pulled by Dzanc Books earlier this week, is making a digital edition of the book available to readers on his website. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The New York Public Library makes four banned books free nationwide on its e-reader app

The New York Public Library made four banned books available nationwide on SimplyE, its free-reader app. The titles include Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and Catcher in the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-04-13 23:48:05 UTC ]
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Books make the best gifts. Here are seven surprising choices for the readers on your list.

Critic Michael Dirda’s picks include ‘Dear Highlights,’ ‘A Ray Bradbury Compendium’ and ‘American Christmas Stories’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-08 17:32:50 UTC ]
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Audio Book Recommendation: Make Me Rain by Nikki Giovanni, Read by the Author

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Nikki Giovanni’s slightly raspy, slightly sibilant voice draws listeners into Make Me Rain,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-27 11:56:49 UTC ]
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Which books make the best gifts? Authors weigh in.

Rumaan Alam, Janet Evanovich and Glennon Doyle, among other writers, are here to help with your holiday shopping. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-25 13:00:00 UTC ]
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With book tours scrapped, authors are finding new ways to connect with their readers

Chris Bohjalian, Mary Kay Andrews and other novelists have turned to Zoom and Facebook Live to find their audience. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Readers can’t get enough World War II fiction, and authors are happy to keep the books coming

Pamela Jenoff, Kate Quinn and other authors talk about how they find inspiration for their novels. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-05-24 13:00:00 UTC ]
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If it's spring, authors are making their best pitches for baseball books

Baseball’s annual rite of literary passage each spring is never shy of more rewrites. To get a clear read on why book publishers put on their straw hat and usher back Major League Baseball with dozens of new titles, note that all sorts of revisionist history, personality-driven essays or bios... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author vows book exposing Chinese influence will go ahead after publisher pulls out

Allen & Unwin had cancelled plans to print Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion over fear of legal action by the Chinese governmentProminent Charles Sturt University author and ethicist Professor Clive Hamilton says his book exposing the Chinese Communist party’s activities in Australia will... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Proposal from 'Hidden Figures' Author Making Rounds

Margot Lee Shetterly, whose 2016 nonfiction bestseller 'Hidden Figures' served as the basis for the unexpected box office smash of the same name, is currently taking meetings with the major publishers. Some insiders guessed that this new work could fetch well into seven figures. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author sued for making children's books from classic novels

A Swedish writer is being sued for infringing copyright after making children’s versions of novels such as Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Authors Force Clean Reader App to Stop Some Book Sales

Creators of the Clean Reader app will no longer sell books after receiving complaints from authors that their works were being altered without permission. The post UK Authors Force Clean Reader App to Stop Some Book Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Cheaper books make for wealthier authors, insists Amazon's Jeff Bezos

'The Kindle is trying to reduce friction for reading a whole book, and it’s working,' Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said at a conference yesterday. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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More Book Than Nook: Can Barnes & Noble Makes Its E–Reader Feel Like The Real (Paper) Thing?

To compete against the Kindle, Barnes & Noble is going back to its roots, leveraging decades of bookseller expertise to make its Nook e–reader feel more like a paper book. Released Wednesday, the new Nook Simple Touch GlowLight features a brighter, sharper display; lighter body; improved... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Book Fair Bonanza: Five Tips To Make Your Book Fair Run Smoothly

School book fairs are a source of nostalgia for book lovers, but they're also a lot of work to run. Here are some tips that will help. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-06 11:31:00 UTC ]
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In ‘Hell of a Book,’ an author and his imaginary friend go on a book tour

Jason Mott’s novel starts out as a relatively straightforward story. Then reality and fantasy blur. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-13 12:00:00 UTC ]
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15 Uplifting Book Club Books To Make You Smile

If you're looking for uplifting book club books for 2020, we've got you covered! We compiled a list of 15 feel-good books that are sure to be heartwarming. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-20 11:34:00 UTC ]
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Go viral, score book deal. 'Cat Person' author sells her debut book in the U.K., with U.S. deal in the works

The debut book from Kristen Roupenian, whose New Yorker short story “Cat Person” went viral far beyond the scope of most short fiction when it was published earlier this month, has been sold to British publisher Jonathan Cape, the Guardian reports. Roupenian's short story collection, “You Know... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Don’t ask what’s wrong with the reader, what's wrong with the books?': writing for readers with dyslexia

From tinting their pages yellow to redesigning fonts, publisher Barrington Stoke is leading the way in dyslexia-friendly books. They and their authors – including Meg Rosoff and Anthony McGowan – explain the practicalitiesMainstream understanding of dyslexia has come a long way from the days... Continue reading at The Guardian

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What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books?

Science takes on one of the most important questions of the ages.A Kindle and iPad are great for conveniently porting your entire bookshelf in your purse. But for the majority of Americans who view the independent bookstore as a haven and who get grumpy at the idea of not feeling the physical... Continue reading at Fast Company

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