Fanny Hill auction: Banned book arouses 'strong interest'

A 19th Century copy of banned book Fanny Hill sells for more than nine times its estimate. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2019-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China at BEA 2015: Chinese Interest in American Books Remains Strong

Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs—the only authorized biography of the Apple founder—went on sale in China at 10:05 a.m. Beijing Time on Oct. 24, 2011. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-22 00:00:00 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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“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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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Blooming Interest in Books About Plants

While the pop-science segment remains as popular (pun intended) as ever in China, there has been a noticeable increase in the publication of titles related to plants. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Bolsters We Need Diverse Books for Banned Books Week

Penguin Random House has partnered with the publishing diversity group on a social media campaign as a part of its support for Banned Books Week, held this year September 23-29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: Books on the Middle East Crisis Drawing Lots of Interest

The ongoing turmoil in the Middle East along with the refugee crisis there and in Europe has been the source of a clutch of manuscripts on offer at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Books from Odedina, Hill and Walker on Branford Boase longlist

This year's Branford Boase Award, the lengthiest longlist in the award's history, sees last year's winning editor Sarah Odedina in the running again, with her author Kereen Getten. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-27 17:51:51 UTC ]
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First mainstream book on lymphatic health to Yellow Kite in six-way auction

Following a six-way auction, Yellow Kite has acquired the first trade book on the subject of lymphatic system, written by LA-based expert Lisa Levitt Gainsley whose clients have included the likes of Selma Blair and Freida Pinto.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-21 15:09:11 UTC ]
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Rodchenkov wins £30K William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Grigory Rodchenkov has won this year's William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for his memoir The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Putin’s Secret Doping Empire (W H Allen). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-03 21:02:42 UTC ]
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Allegheny County Jail has reversed its policy banning book delivery to its incarcerated population.

Here’s a heartening update to a terrible story: In November, Allegheny County Jail came under fire for instituting a draconian policy banning its incarcerated population from receiving physical books in the mail, only giving them access to 263 pre-approved eBooks on prison-owned tablets. Now,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 17:31:58 UTC ]
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Picador wins four-way auction for 10 books from Kincaid

Picador has won a four-way auction for 10 books from Jamaica Kincaid, hailed by the publisher as “one of our greatest living writers”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-27 02:18:31 UTC ]
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Will Dutch library ban on 'Black Pete' books spell end for 'racist' festive tradition?

The portrayal of Santa’s Moor servant ‘Zwarte Piet’ is widely seen as offensive. Protesters applaud the decision to remove the character from children’s books Public libraries across the Netherlands are removing from the shelves children’s books depicting a black-faced Zwarte Piet, a side-kick... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-15 10:10:52 UTC ]
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Indies feature on £30k William Hill Sports Book of the Year shortlist

Indies Pitch Publishing and Floodlit Dreams are among the publishers featuring on this year's five-strong William Hill Sports Book of the Year shortlist.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-27 03:30:12 UTC ]
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Arsène Wenger's story guns into top spot amid strong book sales

Arsene Wenger's My Life in Red and White (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) has immediately lifted the trophy in the UK Official Top 50, scoring the number one spot with 35,297 copies sold in its launch week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-19 21:24:07 UTC ]
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Heywood Hill launches free books for life competition

London bookshop Heywood Hill has launched a competition to provide one book-lover with a free book every month for life.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-19 13:58:51 UTC ]
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A Surprisingly Strong Year of Book Sales Continues

In spite of historical challenges, unit sales of print books were up 6.4% in the first nine months of 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A Surprisingly Strong Year of Book Sales Continues

In spite of historical challenges, unit sales of print books were up 6.4% in the first nine months of 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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