Baltimore Mayor Pugh to take leave of absence in midst of 'Healthy Holly' book controversy

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, facing a call by Gov. Larry Hogan for a criminal investigation into the book deal that paid her hundreds of thousands of dollars, announced Monday that she will take an indefinite leave of absence because of her health. The Democratic mayor’s office issued a statement... Continue reading at 'Baltimore Sun'

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How does the Nobel Prize affect book sales? (And what if there’s controversy?)

In the publishing world, it seems like winning the Nobel Prize just isn’t what it used to be. A Deutsche Welle interview with Lucien Leitess, director of the Swiss publishing house Unionsverlag, explored the business of predicting a Nobel laureate’s commercial success. The controversy... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-11 19:54:24 UTC ]
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Allen leaves Kyle Books for Pavilion

Sophie Allen is leaving Octopus imprint Kyle Books after 16 years to join Pavilion as commissioning editor. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-02 20:55:52 UTC ]
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Smith leaves Scholastic to join Macmillan Children's Books

Scholastic’s publisher for fiction and picture books, Sam Smith, is leaving the firm to join Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 05:13:44 UTC ]
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Burns leaves Bloomsbury for Bonnier Books UK

Elise Burns is leaving Bloomsbury to join Bonnier Books UK as its new trade sales and export director. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-02 22:43:52 UTC ]
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Janet Smyth leaves Edinburgh International Book Festival

Janet Smyth is stepping down from her role of children and education programme manager at the Edinburgh International Book Festival after eight years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amélie Wen Zhao's controversial young-adult book will be published in the fall

Amélie Wen Zhao's young-adult novel "Blood Heir," which was postponed by the author earlier this year after some Twitter users accused it of being racially insensitive, will be released in the fall, Publishers Weekly reports. Zhao's debut book, the first in a planned fantasy trilogy, came under... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Critical Carlos reads ‘Healthy Holly’

Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada reads "Healthy Holly," the book series that has landed Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) in a political scandal over accusations of self-dealing. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-04-05 15:00:29 UTC ]
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Apple Books Bestsellers: Rachel Hollis Is Back

Rachel Hollis follows up her publishing sensation 'Girl, Wash Your Face,' which is still on the Apple Books store bestseller list, with 'Girl, Stop Apologizing,' which has hit #1. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Selby made head of books at W H Smith as Scholes and Bradley leave retailer

Pete Selby will join W H Smith taking up the newly-created role of head of books as Sue Scholes and Sandra Bradley leave the retailer.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Holly Smale | 'The books you love at that age stay with you forever'

Bestselling YA author Holly Smale returns with a new series that explores perception and reality in the age of social media. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Budget leaves schools struggling to buy books, warn librarians

School librarians have reacted with dismay to the Budget news that schools are to receive a one-off payment of £400m, telling The Bookseller that schools will continue to struggle to buy books for their pupils. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Group commercial director Julian Shaw to leave Bonnier Books UK

Bonnier Books UK has announced that its group commercial director, Julian Shaw, is leaving the business to pursue new opportunities at the end of this month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Who Was William Cooper? The Man Behind One of the Most Controversial Books of Our Time

William Cooper, author of 'Behold a Pale Horse,' did not plan to make his life into a harrowing saga of American despair, but that’s how it turned out. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Books, More Controversy at SPX 2018

This year's Small Press Expo addressed a recent defamation suit against 11 members of the comics community, and criticism of the show's sponsorship by Amazon/Comixology. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German writer sues Random House for refusing to publish controversial book on Islam

A German author is taking Random House to court for declining to release his book Hostile Takeover: How Islam Hampers Progress and Threatens Society which it originally signed on the basis of a 10-page proposal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Controversy at Paris Book Fair as Macron boycotts Russia stand

The four-day Livre Paris book fair had a controversial start this year, as President Emmanuel Macron boycotted the Russian guest-of-honour stand in support of the UK and Prime Minister Theresa May’s clash with President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jo Henry to leave Nielsen Book after 20 years

Jo Henry, v.p. insight & analytics at Nielsen Book, is leaving the company after more than 20 years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vintage to Release ‘Collusion,’ A New Book on Trump-Russia Controversy

Vintage will publish 'Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win,' a new book by Luke Harding that claims to offer new details on Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OUP responds to Biff, Chip and Kipper book 'cottaging' controversy

Publisher says its books ‘are created with utmost thought and consideration’, after Twitter user highlights apparently dubious sceneOxford University Press has moved to reassure parents that its books “are created with the utmost thought and consideration” following a social media storm over an... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Daniel Handler goes Philip Roth, Nora Ephron is celebrated and a look at the controversial history of John Smelcer

Welcome to books this week! First, a couple of stories that you can find only online: THE BIG STORY John Smelcer’s YA book “Stealing Indians” is a finalist for the recently announced PEN Center USA awards. Questions about Smelcer have been raised since 1994, when he was teaching at the University... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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