Authors Guild Fights School Book Bans

The Authors Guild has launched a National Letter Writing campaign, asking its 11,000 members and supporters to send emails and letters to school boards, lawmakers, and newspapers arguing that banning books harms students. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House, Authors Guild on Book Bannings

As book-bannings sweep the United States, two campaigns from the industry demonstrate different styles and tones of response. The post Penguin Random House, Authors Guild on Book Bannings appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-05-06 00:17:19 UTC ]
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Want to help stop book bans? The Authors Guild has tools for you.

If you’ve been paying attention to local news in the past year, you’ve likely noticed the concerning wave of book bans sweeping the nation. Books by authors of color; books that acknowledge historical atrocities; books featuring LGBTQ+ characters; sex education books for teens; all are under... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-02-09 19:49:33 UTC ]
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Why the MLIS is a Powerful Weapon in Fighting Book Bans

The organized assault on the freedom to read has highlighted core values taught in library schools. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A Picture Book About Unicorns Was Banned in an Ohio School District

A parent complained about the book because it had a rainbow on the cover, which they assumed meant it had LGBTQ content. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-14 14:03:15 UTC ]
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Congress Investigates Book Banning in Schools

At a three-hour hearing yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties investigated the jump in book bans in schools and the danger these bans mean for the protection of the First Amendment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Report Finds 'Alarming Spike' In Book Bans In U.S. Schools

Over 1,000 books were banned in schools in the past year, with bans disproportionately targeting books on race and the LGBTQ community. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2022-04-07 19:26:40 UTC ]
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Congress to Hold Hearing on Book Bannings in Schools and Libraries

Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, plans to hold a hearing April 7 to examine the wave of attempted book bannings in schools and libraries across the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sales of Maus Soar After a Tennessee School Board Banned the Book

Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about the Holocaust now has several top slots on Amazon’s bestseller list. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2022-01-30 22:54:35 UTC ]
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What It’s Like to Have Your Book Banned by the School Board

An author whose YA novel is getting banned across the country responds to the outrage. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2021-12-13 20:06:19 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Diversity Webinar Asks: Can Book Publishing Change?

The Authors Guild's virtual panel "Centering Black Voices: Short-Term Progress or Sustainable Change?," held on July 27, offered a wide-ranging examination of the history and potential of the book industry’s continuing struggle to address diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Unveils New Model Trade Book Contract

Using some or all of the clauses in the model contract, the Authors Guild said, will help ensure that writers receive the rights granted them under current U.S. copyright and contract law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors and Librarians on Why Schools and Libraries Need LGBTQ+ Books

Book Riot speaks to authors and librarians on the importance of LGBTQ+ books in educational environments such as schools and libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-27 10:35:05 UTC ]
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Catholic School Bans Harry Potter Books, Claiming Its Spells And Curses Are Real

The Rev. Dan Reehil warned that reading the spells in the J.K. Rowling novels could conjure up actual evil spirits. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2019-09-02 19:47:12 UTC ]
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Society of Authors Calls on UK Government to Fight Online Book Piracy

'Book piracy threatens authors' livelihoods' according to a new appeal from the Society of Authors to the British government to help protect copyright. The post Society of Authors Calls on UK Government to Fight Online Book Piracy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors overwhelmed by schools' requests for free books

Children’s authors are being overwhelmed by requests for free books and promotional materials from schools with dwindling budgets, writers have told The Bookseller. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fight Club author left with 'no reserves to write the next book' after fraud

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk has said he may be forced to sell his house in order to stay afloat after an accountant at his literary agency was arrested for embezzling $3.4m (£2.5m) from the company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Demands South Carolina Police Cease Pressure on School About Reading List

The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: 'Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.' The post Authors Guild Demands South Carolina Police Cease Pressure on School About Reading List... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Maz Evans sets up 'book buddy' scheme for schools

Schools can apply for book donations from authors, bloggers and booksellers via a new scheme set up by Maz Evans, the the author of the Who Let the God’s Out? series (Chicken House). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Joins Warnings on Amazon’s Buy-Button Book Sales Policy

Authors' and publishers' groups are protesting a change in Amazon's third-party sales policy. The retailer says it's in line with 'the rest of Amazon.' The post Authors Guild Joins Warnings on Amazon’s Buy-Button Book Sales Policy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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