California campaign watchdog agency seeks law barring use of campaign funds to fight harassment claims

"The Notebook," Nicholas Sparks' novel that sparked the hit 2004 film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, will be adapted into a musical. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Louisiana School Librarian of the Year Seeking Legal Action After Slander Campaign

The president of the Louisiana Association of School Libraries speaks at a local library board meeting and met with harassment. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-02 15:08:14 UTC ]
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School Librarians Must Treat the Fight for Their Future Like the Political Campaign It Is

The time has come for school librarians and their allies to abandon their traditional advocacy toolkits and to act boldly to secure the future of the profession. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The picture book fighting back against Russia’s LGBT+ propaganda law

A story for children about families with same-sex parents has been published in Russia as part of a campaign to have the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law repealedA month after a Hungarian bookshop chain was fined for selling a children’s story about a day in the life of a child with same-sex... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-08-17 14:33:19 UTC ]
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Bluebird claims Facebook first for Shukla's Brown Baby campaign

Bluebird has released Nikesh Shukla's debut memoir Brown Baby with a campaign featuring innovative Facebook adverts which are said to be a first for UK publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-08 03:25:47 UTC ]
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How an Agency Cut Through ‘Purpose Clutter’ With Its Bookstore Campaign Trolling Amazon

In this David-versus-Goliath battle, mom-and-pop bookstores wrapped themselves in Amazon's familiar brown cardboard as a protest against the retail giant and a plea to shop local. The Instagram-ready stunt, with Amazon lookalike boxes covered in sick literary burns and topical quips, came... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-10-19 20:06:41 UTC ]
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Pandemic-hit Brontë Parsonage seeks to raise funds

The future of the Brontë Parsonage Museum is at risk following an estimated loss of £500,000 during lockdown, the Brontë Society has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-01 03:33:28 UTC ]
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Trump Administration Sues to Block California Net Neutrality Law

The Department of Justice asked a federal judge in California to block the state’s 2018 net neutrality law contending that it countermands federal regulations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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California Freelancer Law Could Expand Exemptions for Journalists

California lawmakers are reconsidering a controversial provision to a newly implemented state law which limits freelance journalists to 35 articles per-year in the same publication before they must be considered full- or part-time employees, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez announced earlier this... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-02-18 17:45:45 UTC ]
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Publishers Brace for California Labor Law Changes

Publishers are taking a careful look at how a dizzying array of new legal standards will apply to California authors, editors, illustrators, and other publishing workers previously engaged as independent contractors when the state's new 'gig worker' law goes into effect on January 1. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH US teams with London agency for Christmas campaign

London based-agency Anyways Creative has partnered with Penguin Random House US to launch a ‘Books Make Us Better’ campaign in the New York subway, ahead of the festive trading season. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-02 05:17:04 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble Will Seek to Dismiss Ex-CEO’s Defamation Claim

If successful, the move for summary judgment would narrow the scope of any future trial, B&N attorneys say, and more importantly knock out a claim for which former CEO Demos Parneros is said to be seeking roughly $70 million in damages. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Australian newspapers black out front pages to fight back against secrecy laws

United campaign by media companies highlights government moves to penalise whistleblowing and criminalise journalism • Lenore Taylor: Concrete action rather than nice words are needed on press freedomThe front page of every newspaper in Australia was blacked out on Monday as part of a campaign... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-10-20 22:51:36 UTC ]
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Campaigners may win fight to 'free the nipple' on Facebook

Social network agrees to meet activists to consider 'going back to drawing board' on its nudity policy. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2019-06-10 07:31:57 UTC ]
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LAW and Factual Management launch The Soho Agency

Literary agents Lucas Alexander Whitley and Factual Management have merged their staff together to form the Soho Agency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Asher files lawsuit against SCBWI after sexual harassment claims

Jay Asher, the author of several YA novels including Thirteen Reasons Why (Penguin), has filed a lawsuit against the US branch of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and its executive director, Lin Oliver, following last year’s accusations of sexual harassment. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Díaz pulls out of festival following harassment claims

Novelist Junot Díaz has reportedly pulled out of Sydney Writers’ Festival following accusations of sexually inappropriate behaviour. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In revolt of California sanctuary law, O.C. Sheriff's Department makes inmate release dates public

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department on Monday made the release dates of jail inmates — including those in the country illegally — publicly available online, marking the latest local revolt against California’s so-called sanctuary laws. Undersheriff Don Barnes said the action is in response to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Maze Runner author James Dashner dropped by US publisher amid harassment claims

Author of the popular young adult series has issued an apology for being ‘part of the problem’ in the wake of anonymous claims posted onlineJames Dashner, author of the bestselling young adult Maze Runner books, has issued an apology in which he says that he “will seek counselling and guidance”... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Two children's authors dropped by agents amid claims of sexual harassment

In the wake of online accusations, The Maze Runner author James Dashner has lost representation, as has Thirteen Reasons Why author Jay AsherThe Maze Runner author James Dashner has been dropped by his literary agent after a series of anonymous accusations of sexual harassment were made against... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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