Fact or friction: the problem with factchecking in the book world

Recent controversies surrounding books by Sally Kohn and Amy Chozick have revealed a system that makes it hard to authenticate the claims of authorsRecent weeks have seen a flurry of conversation about factchecking in the publishing industry. Two high-profile authors have had their work’s accuracy questioned by their sources, leading to something of a reckoning in the book world. Many people are asking how these inaccuracies could have happened, but those familiar with the publishing process say they aren’t surprised. Related: Vetting for stereotypes: meet publishing's 'sensitivity readers' Related: Complete fiction: why 'the short story renaissance' is a myth Related: No, the other Fire and Fury: when books share titles Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NLT and Premier League give away 25,000 books for World Book Day

The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League are teaming up to distribute nearly 25,000 books to five to 11-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds this World Book Day, Thursday (4th March).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-02 18:07:28 UTC ]
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World Book Day plans outreach with book club and library collaboration

​A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has revealed at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 19:52:05 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week: banned books around the world

As Banned Books Week UK kicks offi, Global English Editing shares a map of books currently banned internationally.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-22 01:40:16 UTC ]
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3 on a YA Theme: Books About the Book World

Get a glimpse of how books get made with these three YA books about publishing, authors, fandom, and the book world at large! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-07-24 10:31:05 UTC ]
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NLT and Morrisons give free books to school children for World Book Day

The National Literary Trust and the Morrisons Foundation will donate more than 7,300 brand new books to primary schools across the UK to mark World Book Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Welsh language children's books sold for £1 to mark World Book Day

Two children’s books published in Welsh are being sold for just £1 to mark this year’s World Book Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO

Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward's 'Fear'; and PRH has a new CFO. The post Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: A teen reviews '#Neveragain,' a World War II tragedy comes to life and more book news

Welcome to the Books newsletter! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, writing my last newsletter from our Spring Street address — next Friday we’ll be packing up for our new digs in El Segundo. THE BIG STORY When I saw that Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors David Hogg and his sister Lauren Hogg had... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 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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Book Aid sends 930,000 books to world's 'most vulnerable'

Book Aid International sent over 930,000 books to thousands of communities across 20 countries in 2017, it said in its end of year summary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Book: Talking Books at the World's Biggest Music Festival

PW's Louisa Ermelino reports on the robust book culture scene in and around the Glastonbury festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day: quarter of children would not own a book without it

Research revealed on World Book Day (WBD) suggests that a quarter of eight to 11-year-olds would not own a book without the initiative. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With World Book Day, Cambridge University Press Reaches Out to Young Book Lovers

World Book Day on Thursday typically woos young people toward reading, but Cambridge University Press wants them on the payroll. The post With World Book Day, Cambridge University Press Reaches Out to Young Book Lovers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book festivals around the world – books podcast

We drop in on Lahore, track Jean Rhys back to the Caribbean and tackle the troubling issue of payments to authors appearing at the UK’s 350 literary jamboreesAs the season for literary festivals in the UK hits its peak, we head for Trinidad, where we put Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea under the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Can Women Change the World? Book by Book 

As a literary agent, Frankfurt has been a launch pad for some of the most powerful women’s voices from around the world. This year will be no different. The post How Can Women Change the World? Book by Book  appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mass redistribution of words: World Book Night prepares for UK-wide book giveaway

Over 7,000 people have volunteered to donate one of a shortlist of 20 books to the 35% of the population who are not regular readersA quarter of a million books are due to find new homes tonight, as thousands of book-lovers hit the streets to give away their favourite titles as part of World... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Day: British and Irish children head to school dressed as book-based characters

World Book Day is celebrated on March 5 in Britain and Ireland and an important part of the day is children dressing up as a literary character for school. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night: the most popular books and which Broadway show is getting involved

World Book Night, the celebration of reading which includes the distribution of free books, has arrived. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night Is Tonight, Free Books for 500,000 People

The United States celebrated World Book Night on April 23, which meant that over 25,000 volunteers throughout the country handed out half a million free books to promote reading. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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