Five questions for... Jemma Neville

Jemma Neville talks about her non-fiction debut, which explores real-life stories from one street in Edinburgh and reveals ideas, hopes and fears about today’s constitutional crisis.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-03 18:53:03 UTC ]
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Five questions for... Jemma Neville

Jemma Neville talks about her non-fiction debut, which explores real-life stories from one street in Edinburgh and reveals ideas, hopes and fears about today’s constitutional crisis.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-03 18:53:03 UTC ]
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Survey Finds Spotify Audiobooks Popular, but Compensation Questions Remain

As part of its efforts to force Spotify to be more transparent about how it pays authors, the Coalition of Concerned Creators commissioned a survey to discover how audiobook listeners felt about the service. It found mixed results. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Asks: 5 Authors, 7 Questions, No Wrong Answers

The Lit Hub Author Questionnaire is a monthly interview featuring seven questions for five authors with new books. This month we talk to: * Noé Álvarez (Accordion Eulogies: A Memoir of Music, Migration, and Mexico) Anna Dorn (Perfume & Pain) Abby Geni (The Body Farm) Aimee Nezhukumatathil... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-05-14 08:56:57 UTC ]
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The Guardian view on audiobooks: a growing market that asks existential questions | Editorial

When is a book not a book? When it is performed by a starry cast of hundreds. Except it has always been more complicated than thatNews this week of a 17% hike in the UK’s audiobook sales might seem like a niche business story, but it raises an existential question. What exactly is an audiobook... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-05-10 17:25:03 UTC ]
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Three Questions You Need to Answer as a Children’s Book Writer

One of my duties every single day as an author, journalist, and constituent, is to read. I study the written word the way a football coach studies football games. I don’t read for pleasure just like a football coach doesn’t attend games to zone out. As much as I’d like to avoid it, I have […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-03-11 11:48:51 UTC ]
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10 Questions for Hwang Bo-reum, by Michelle Johnson

10 Questions for Hwang Bo-reum, by Michelle Johnson Interviews [email protected] Tue, 02/20/2024 - 10:01 Photo by Seong Ji Min Clayhouse Inc.Hwang Bo-reum’s debut novel, Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop, translated by Shanna Tan, was published... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2024-02-20 16:01:47 UTC ]
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Encyclopedia Britannica once published a catalogue of humanity’s ‘102 Great Ideas’ – and it created more questions than answers

Mid-century encyclopaedias claimed the power to decide what counted as knowledge and what didn’t – much as online publishing platforms and social media companies do today. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2024-01-09 17:02:30 UTC ]
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The Game Awards raises an old question: What does indie mean?

The Game Awards got it wrong this year. One of the titles nominated for Best Independent Game, Dave the Diver, was produced by Nexon, one of the largest video game studios in South Korea. No matter how hard you squint, it is not indie. Dave the Diver is an excellent pixel-art game about deep-sea... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-12-01 20:52:11 UTC ]
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PW Close-Up: Three Questions for Robin Stevenson

In 'Queer History A to Z: 100 Years of LGBTQ+ Activism' (Kids Can Press, May 2024), Robin Stevenson explores the people, events, and circumstances that helped shape the rich history of LGBTQ+ activism in North America. Stevenson, a Stonewall Book Award recipient, spoke to PW about making queer... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'Empty shelves with absolutely no books': Students, parents question school board's library weeding process

Several Peel District School Board students, parents and community members are concerned about a seemingly inconsistent approach to a new book weeding process intended to ensure school library books are inclusive, but that appears to have led some schools to remove thousands of books published... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-09-13 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Society of Authors calls use of bad reviews for book blurbs ‘morally questionable’

After several critics complained of being quoted out of context on the covers of Jordan Peterson’s new book, the industry body has spoken out against the practiceThe Society of Authors (SoA) has spoken out against publishers misrepresenting negative reviews on book covers and the UK publisher... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-09-01 06:02:22 UTC ]
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New Books Encourage—and Question—Forgiveness

Forgiveness is extolled in Christian living books and devotionals, but some scholars take a more critical stance in upcoming works. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hello Sunshine’s CEO shares the questions her team asks to catalyze change

Sarah Harden says, “If there’s one word we talk about over and over again, it’s shifting from judgment to curiosity.” The morning I spoke with Hello Sunshine CEO Sarah Harden I revisited Cheryl Strayed’s book, Tiny Beautiful Things. A compilation of letters from Strayed’s advice column, Dear... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-05-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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James Patterson has questions about the provenance of the NYT bestseller list.

Bestseller juggernaut James Patterson has sold over 425 million copies of his books, per Fox Business, but his latest, Walk the Blue Line: No right, no left―just cops telling their true stories to James Patterson, has broken with tradition. The title, he says, is conspicuously absent from the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-04-03 13:46:35 UTC ]
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The Sensitive Question of Sensitivity Readers

Agent Jeffrey Hermann argues that changing a book based on a sensitivity read can make it less authentic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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