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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Hamilton becomes first three-time William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner

Duncan Hamilton has become the first person to win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year three times after he scooped the 2019 prize for The Great Romantic (Hodder & Stoughton). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-04 18:37:26 UTC ]
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Viking swoops in on Tim Birkhead's bird book in four-way auction

Viking's new editorial director Tom Killingbeck has made his first acquisition at the publisher following a four-way bidding war for a "sweeping history" of birdlife and humankind by scientist and writer Tim Birkhead. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-28 01:11:17 UTC ]
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Brontë Society wins auction to bring rare Charlotte Brontë book home

The Brontë Society in Haworth has won an auction to bring one of Charlotte Brontë’s rare ‘little books' back home.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-18 12:51:15 UTC ]
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Strong year for Children's publishing as W H Smith unveils Books of the Year

W H Smith has unveiled its Books of the Year, with the retailer recognising two children's books for the first time.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 15:22:56 UTC ]
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The First Banned Book in America

Thomas Morton, an English businessman who had a knack for riling up Puritans, was the author of the first book explicitly banned in the United States. The post The First Banned Book in America appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2019-11-06 21:30:41 UTC ]
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'Strong' UK interest as Patricia Highsmith's diaries up for sale

Several UK publishers have their eyes on the UK rights to novelist Patricia Highsmith’s extensive diaries, which will for the first time tell of the author’s “heart-break, difficult choices, hard-won professional triumphs and a furiously fast-paced social life”.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 19:04:45 UTC ]
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William Collins wins Mundy's 'urgent' climate change book in three-way auction

William Collins has triumphed in a three-way auction to publish Financial Times journalist Simon Mundy’s "urgent and practical" book on how climate change will transform global industry, economy and international development. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-23 16:03:08 UTC ]
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Chatto & Windus wins Matt Rowland Hill memoir in eight-way auction

Chatto & Windus has triumphed in a hotly-contested eight-way auction to publish an "extraordinarily brave" memoir about faith, loss and addiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-23 09:08:05 UTC ]
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Hodder scores double nomination on William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award shortlist

Hodder & Stoughton has scooped two nominations on this year’s William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award shortlist.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-21 17:35:28 UTC ]
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America’s First Banned Book Is for Sale for $35,000

If you have a spare 35 grand or so, you now have a shot at a rare copy of the first book banned in America. Christie’s Auction House in New York recently announced that it will be auctioning a copy of New Canaan by Thomas Morton, a 1637 political satire that caused outrage among New […] The post... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-10-03 11:00:38 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Condemns Prison Book Bans

In the wake of a series of recent reports on book banning in the nation’s prison systems, PEN America has released a new policy report that condemns the practice and issues an urgent call for reform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Two-time winners Mcrae and Hamilton on William Hill Sports Book of the Year longlist

Two-time winners Donald McRae and Duncan Hamilton are in line for a historic treble after making the 12-strong longlist for the £30,000 William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-24 03:37:08 UTC ]
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Keeping the Lights On During Banned Books Week (shelftalker)

Reflecting on the ways that we “softly” censor books for young readers by the titles we recommend in the bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-23 12:00:51 UTC ]
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Bonnier triumphs in nine-way auction for 'defining' book on climate crisis

Bonnier Books UK has triumphed in a nine-way auction for Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac’s "defining" book on the climate crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 13:51:14 UTC ]
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Catholic School Bans Harry Potter Books, Claiming Its Spells And Curses Are Real

The Rev. Dan Reehil warned that reading the spells in the J.K. Rowling novels could conjure up actual evil spirits. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2019-09-02 19:47:12 UTC ]
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Beijing International Book Fair Cites 320,000 Visitors, High Tech Interest

Digital marketing approaches supported by 5G and edtech in early-age English-language training were key interests at the 2019 Beijing Book Fair. The post Beijing International Book Fair Cites 320,000 Visitors, High Tech Interest appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-27 05:30:18 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury wins 15-publisher auction for book on grief by Cariad Lloyd

Bloomsbury has won a 15-publisher bidding war for a book on grief by podcaster Cariad Lloyd, in “one of the fiercest auctions” managed by agent Nelle Andrew of PFD, for a "significant" six-figure deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-04 20:54:25 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury wins auction for Samantha Walton's 'nature cure' book

Bloomsbury has won an auction for academic Samantha Walton’s exploration of the "long cultural legacy of the ‘nature cure’". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-30 23:59:19 UTC ]
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Book Aid International Benefits from Blackwell’s Auction

Expanding its partnership with Book Aid International during its 140th year, the Blackwell's bookstore chain is auctioning four signed editions. The post Book Aid International Benefits from Blackwell’s Auction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-08 05:30:25 UTC ]
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Trapeze scoops 'This Country' book in six-way auction

Trapeze has scooped the first official book for triple BAFTA-winning comedy "This Country" in a six-way auction, promising to reveal “the real s*** that goes down in Kerry and Kurtan’s village”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-19 02:46:19 UTC ]
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