Campaigners 'thrilled' by prison books ruling

Campaigners and prominent trade figures, including many high-profile authors, have expressed their delight with the High Court’s decision to rule the government's ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Prison book ban ruled unlawful

The High Court has deemed the government’s ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful. Mr Justice Collins today (5th December) declared the ban unlawful saying he could see “no good reason” for the rule, “in the light of the importance of books for prisoners.” New measures were brought in in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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When I find fiction too draining, I turn to books about books. They can be as thrilling as a whodunit.

Among other things, you’ll learn how a crime novel is written and what it’s like to own a book store in Scotland. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How One Book Biz Insider Is Getting Books to Prisoners

W.W. Norton's Liveright imprint publicity director Peter Miller moonlights as a bookstore owner in Brooklyn—and he's working with Books Through Bars to get books into the hands of the imprisoned. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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“Literature Locked Up” Supports An End to US Prison Book Bans for Banned Books Week

PEN America launches their "Literature Locked Up" program for Banned Books Week in support of ending prison book banning. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-12 13:15:15 UTC ]
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The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign

In a coordinated effort for the rest of the month, book charities Book Aid International and World Book Day are raising funds for the annual goal of a million donated books. The post The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Prisons Banned My Book About Texas Prisoners

Banned Book Week, which started on Sunday, reminds us that no one sets out to write a banned book. But as long as speech threatens those in power, censorship, even in a country that espouses one of the most expansive free-speech regimes in the world, remains inevitable. Given that book banning... Continue reading at Slate

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Book ban campaigners deliver "hundreds of books" to MoJ

English PEN and the Howard League for Penal Reform today (11th December) delivered hundreds of books to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to send on to prisoners. Authors Francesca Simon and Miranda France joined representatives of the charities, who wore Christmas-themed clothing and offered mince... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Campaign to stamp out 'books for boys,' 'books for girls' gains traction

A campaign titled Let Books Be Books has received the support of authors, a newspaper, and bookseller Waterstones, and the related petition has garnered more than 4,000 signatures. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thousands of supporters join staff at Mike Pence’s publisher in campaign against book deal

Petition signed by more than 200 Simon & Schuster employees delivered to publishing house also calls for end to deals with members of Trump administrationMore than 200 members of staff at Simon & Schuster have signed a petition calling for the publishing house to cancel its seven-figure... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-04-27 13:55:17 UTC ]
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Dr. Seuss Books Ruled Last Week's Bestseller List

Fueled by huge gains for a host of Dr. Seuss titles as well as solid results for several new books, unit sales of print books soared 34.2% last week over the week ended March 8, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Vintage launches Free Books Campaign partnership

Vintage has launched a new partnership with the Free Books Campaign, a charity set up by education activist Sofia Akel to get books by authors of colour to those who cannot access them. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-17 17:41:21 UTC ]
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The Sun and BookTrust in campaign to bring books to kids in lockdown

The Sun on Sunday and children's reading charity BookTrust are launching a new campaign, Books For Kids, asking readers to send in their old children’s books so they can be pulped and turned into new ones, "bringing the joy of reading to more families during lockdown". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 17:33:21 UTC ]
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The Books Briefing: Stories From America’s Prisons

Books written by incarcerated writers raise vital questions about how we can build a more just society: Your weekly guide to the best in books Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2020-09-11 17:15:05 UTC ]
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Free Books Campaign partners with Round Table

The Free Books Campaign is partnering with Round Table Books to launch a children's reading list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-09 18:21:30 UTC ]
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U.S. judge rules John Bolton can publish book despite efforts by Trump administration to block it

A federal judge ruled Saturday that former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book despite efforts by the Trump administration to block the release because of concerns that classified... Continue reading at CBC

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Scott Turow Finds the Thrilling Life, in Court and in Books

In the author's latest legal thriller, an aging lawyer angles for one more win before retirement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is going to prison for a children’s book scandal.

Early last year, the city of Baltimore faced an odd political scandal involving then-Mayor Catherine Pugh and her self-published children’s book series about a health-conscious young girl named Healthy Holly. The Baltimore Sun broke the news that while Pugh was a board member of the University... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-27 20:09:58 UTC ]
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CUP bags 'thrilling' Bartlett book on medieval Europe

Cambridge University Press has bagged a “thrilling” book on dynastic political intrigue in medieval Europe by historian and presenter Robert Bartlett. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 04:11:16 UTC ]
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Mirror Books signs puppy farming campaign tale

Mirror Books has acquired the true story of Lucy, the puppy farm Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and the campaign she inspired that led to Lucy’s Law and the nationwide ban on puppy farming. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-24 02:27:24 UTC ]
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