Finally: DC, Marvel announce new line-up with more female characters

Last summer, two-time National Book Award finalist Gene Luen Yang ("American Born Chinese") gave a rousing speech at the Library of Congress, letting his fellow writers know at the National Book Festival kickoff that the comic-book industry needs to do more, and give itself more liberty, to increase character diversity. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

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The First Line Of Harry Potter And The Last Line: A Close Reading

Delve deeper into the series as we do a close reading of the first lines and last lines of each Harry Potter book in this iconic and magical series. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Two Lines to Launch Translation Line

Two Lines Press will launch Calico, a new book line focused on works of translated literature, in March 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DC's full comics catalog is available through DC Universe

DC Universe is acting on its promise to deliver DC's full comic book library -- more or less. As of now, subscribers to the service have access to 21,000 issues stretching over 80 years, so long as a given issue was released at least one year before... Continue reading at Engadget

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DC Comics Launches New DC Black Label Imprint, Plus a Conversation with Sean Murphy

All-star writers Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Brian Azzarello, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Greg Rucka, and John Ridley join DC Black Label with their ultimate takes on modern superhero storytelling, bringing edgy and provocative standalone stories to the legends of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Octopus announces new Sabrina Ghayour cookbook

Mitchell Beazley has announced a new cookbook from Sabrina Ghayour, the author of Persiana, called Simply: Easy Everyday Dishes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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British Council Announces London Book Fair’s Sharjah Cultural Program

Twelve Emirati writers appear during London Book Fair as part of the Market Focus Sharjah program, produced with the British Council. The post British Council Announces London Book Fair’s Sharjah Cultural Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Headline and Koomson launch open casting call for black female audiobook narrators

Headline and Dorothy Koomson have launched "Find My Verity", an open casting call designed to bring more black female voices into the world of audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Fane announces Salman Rushie tour

Salman Rushdie is touring the UK and Ireland to celebrate the paperback release of his 2019 Booker Prize-nominated novel Quichotte. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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British Council announces Sharjah market focus programme at LBF

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New Literary Prize Will Award $150,000 to a Female Novelist

The Carol Shields Prize is an effort to raise the visibility of women writers, in part with a sum that far exceeds many other book awards. Continue reading at The New York Times

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In ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line,’ an unforgettable voice emerges from an Indian slum

The debut novel follows a child detective bent on tracking down a missing classmate. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Folio: Announces Call For Nominations for 2020’s Top Women in Media Awards

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Niantic announces real-world events for its Pokémon and Harry Potter games

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Finally, a novel that captures the inanity of the Trump era. It isn’t pretty.

Stephen Wright’s “Processed Cheese” is crazy, crude and completely of the moment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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US Book Industry Study Group Announces James Daunt Keynote

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Harlequin’s Carina Press to Launch LGBTQ Romance Line

Harlequin’s digital-first romance imprint Carina Press plans to launch Carina Adores, a line of contemporary and classic LGBTQ romance tales, in June 2020 during Pride Month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Oscar nominations announced, Academy still LOVES white dudes.

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