For All the Wrong Reasons, New Activists Must Push for Justice

Social justice is at the center of today’s national conversation and is a special concern for millennials. Books provide perspective and guidance for the push toward a more equal nation. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For All the Wrong Reasons, New Activists Must Push for Justice

Social justice is at the center of today’s national conversation and is a special concern for millennials. Books provide perspective and guidance for the push toward a more equal nation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Robert Justice is using fiction to shed light on the reality of wrongful convictions

‘They Can’t Take Your Name’ is the first crime novel in a planned series about the wrongs of the justice system. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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AT&T makes changes in response to activist investor push

AT&T will review its portfolio for assets it can sell off, pay down debt related to its Time Warner acquisition and add 2 board members as part of a plan to boost results Continue reading at ABC News

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Publishers, you're focusing on the wrong metric for push notifications

With push notifications, there's never been a more direct way for publishers to build brand evangelism and reach their audience. But if the digital publishing community focuses on incomplete metrics, then there's a real risk of breaking the whole system, echoing recent statements from the IAB... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Lionel Shriver is wrong. Penguin’s push for diversity will translate into better books

Penguin Random House’s vow to make its output ‘reflect British society’ has been met with predictable howls of outrageLionel Shriver has directed another broadside at the publishing world, this time taking aim in The Spectator at a Penguin Random House directive that by 2025 its hiring and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Activist Push To Force Silicon Valley To Move Faster On Diversity

A look inside the organizations advocating for the non-dominant voices in technology.Silicon Valley is a world of mirrors and myths. Every company has a creation story; most have an eccentric leader; some have had entire books written about them. The most pervasive myth out there, however, is... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Run, Brother, Run' author David Berg discusses his brother's murder – a crime made famous for the wrong reasons

Berg's memoir chronicles the death of his brother and the aftereffects of the crime. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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'Don’t ask what’s wrong with the reader, what's wrong with the books?': writing for readers with dyslexia

From tinting their pages yellow to redesigning fonts, publisher Barrington Stoke is leading the way in dyslexia-friendly books. They and their authors – including Meg Rosoff and Anthony McGowan – explain the practicalitiesMainstream understanding of dyslexia has come a long way from the days... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Winter Institute 2024: Bookselling Activists Call for Words and Deeds

At the ABA Community Forum, held at Winter Institute 2024 in Cincinnati on February 14, a developing coalition of booksellers spoke on behalf of Palestinians under fire in Gaza and advocated for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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3 New Biographical Histories Emphasizing Social Justice

These new books center the efforts of Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Hubert Humphrey to better the lives of the underprivileged and underrepresented. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Nielsen Expands OOH Panel in Push for Complete U.S. Household Coverage

Nielsen is extending coverage of its national TV out-of-home (OOH) panel this year, which the measurement company says will account for 100% of U.S. TV households. Top line The company's OOH reporting system currently monitors 44 markets, and Nielsen's expansion will now... Continue reading at AdWeek

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This L.A. flash-fiction star thinks novels are 'saggy.' Her own debut proves her wrong

The debut novel 'Dead in Long Beach, California,' is a sharp, dazzling turn for Compton-raised author Venita Blackburn, who made her name with lightning-fast fiction. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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AIDS Activist’s Memoir Captures History

‘Love is Greater Than AIDS’ (R&L, Apr.), a memoir by the late Rev. A. Stephen Pieters, describes his watershed interview with Tammy Faye Bakker in 1985 as well as decades of AIDS activism. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Justice Legs: Why Do Our Heroines Look Like That?

A semi-serious discussion of the study "She's Got Legs: Longer Legs in Female Comic Book Characters Correspond to Global Preferences." Continue reading at Book Riot

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Britney Spears Reveals The Heartbreaking Reason She Shaved Her Head In 2007

The pop star explains in her new memoir how control and sexism left her “feeling like a shadow of myself." Continue reading at HuffPost

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Two Lines Press Pushes Translation's Boundaries

As interest in translated literature grows, small presses like Two Lines, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this September, are eager to introduce new international authors to Anglophone readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Sales Numbers on Books by Supreme Court Justices

A recent New York Times article put a spotlight on the book deals made by sitting justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. But how have books written by Supreme Court justices sold? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's staff prodded colleges and libraries to buy her books

For colleges and libraries seeking a big name for a guest lecturer, few come bigger than Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court justice who rose from poverty in the Bronx to the nation’s highest court Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-07-11 14:02:45 UTC ]
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I love my Kindle even more than my iPhone. 4 reasons why

As someone who works in the tech field, I have a lot of gadgets hanging around the house. While I enjoy playing around with my custom-built theremin (yes it’s a real thing) or my embarrassingly decrepit iPhone, there’s one gadget that I always seem to reach for: my Kindle. I’m a... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2023-07-03 14:05:14 UTC ]
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Three Femmes and Three Mascs Go to the Woods, What Could Go Wrong?

Jenny Fran Davis’ debut novel Dykette is indisputably, vibrantly, hilariously queer. Dykette follows three couples (and a charismatic pug) on a ten day, pressure-cooker trip to Hudson, New York. The oldest of the couple, Jules Todd (a news anchor who reads like a fictional Rachel Maddow) and her... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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