Fred Klein, Who Helped Build Bantam Books, Dies at 97

Fred Klein, who helped make Bantam Books a major force in mass market paperback publishing in the 1960s and 1970s, died on October 22. He was described by a former colleague as "the greatest ringmaster the publishing world has ever known.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Can children's books help build a better world?

Author SF Said on how almost all the world’s problems come down to ‘us and them’ – and how children’s books can knock down the barriers Do you believe it’s the books we read when we are young that have the deepest impact? Let us know by emailing [email protected] or on Twitter... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Miss going to the bookstore? Here are some books about books to help get you through.

‘”Confessions of a Bookseller’” and other wonderful titles remind us of the joys of shelf-browsing. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-15 15:59:07 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair Presents Documenta 14: Building A New ‘Parthenon of Books’

'The prohibition of books betrays so much about their times and the respective political order,' says Frankfurt's Juergen Boos ahead of Book Fair's presentation of documenta 14's new 'The Parthenon of Books.' The post Frankfurt Book Fair Presents Documenta 14: Building A New ‘Parthenon of Books’... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online with Bookings service

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365—a full-service system for scheduling appointments for their services over the internet. Microsoft Bookings is a new service that makes it possible for business owners to create their own scheduling... Continue reading at PC World

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U.S. Book Show: Anthony Doerr Builds Worlds

The author of the upcoming novel, ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land,’ rejoices in libraries, research, and books that transport readers to other lives and times. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Fred Jordan, Former Grove Press Editor and Pantheon Publisher, Dies at 95

Fred Jordan, a Holocaust survivor and influential longtime editor at Grove Press for three decades and, later, publisher of Pantheon Books, died on April 19. He was 95. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Giancarlo DiTrapano, Tyrant Books Founder, Dies at 47

The founding editor and publisher of the influential independent press Tyrant Books died suddenly on March 30 while visiting New York City from his home in Naples, Italy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Beverly Cleary, Beloved Children’s Book Author, Dies at 104

Her funny stories about Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, the sisters Ramona and Beezus Quimby, and a motorcycling mouse named Ralph never talked down to readers. Continue reading at The New York Times

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20 Biography Books For Kids To Help Them Dream Big

A collection of the best biography books for kids to help them learn about history’s most fascinating people and dream a bit bigger, including Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonya Sotomayor, illustrated by Lulu Delacre. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-26 11:34:00 UTC ]
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Maria Guarnaschelli, Book Editor Who Changed What We Cook, Dies at 79

She introduced Americans to new cuisines and helped transform cooking from a domestic chore to a cultural touchstone, inspiring her daughter, Alex, to be a chef. Continue reading at The New York Times

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James Gunn, Prizewinning Science Fiction Author, Dies at 97

In short stories like “The Immortals” and novels like “The Listeners,” Mr. Gunn helped prepare readers for the future. Continue reading at The New York Times

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New in TikTok trends: A ten-year-old self-help book?

The latest TikTok trend is surprisingly old-school: it’s a book. Last week, Sherry Argov’s 2002 relationship guide Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship made the Sunday Times bestseller list for the first time since its release... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Meet the book club that’s helping to quickly vaccinate its town

The Fabulous Ladies Book Club has shown that immunization efforts aren’t just about getting shots into arms. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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22 Books That Helped Me Write the Story of My Transition

As a trans person, I spent most of my life with my head in a book imagining other lives, other bodies, and other histories. In some ways, my memoir is an amalgamation of all the books that kept me curious, kept me thinking it was worth it to keep going. Sometimes it was to dream […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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A Kids Book About building a podcast network, hires head of podcasts

The fast-growing children's book publisher A Kids Book About is building a podcast network to extend its reach and expand the way it tells stories and sparks conversations. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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National Book Award winner Barry Lopez dies at 75

Barry Lopez, who authored close to 20 books on natural history, including the National Book Award-winning Arctic Dreams (Vintage), has died at the age of 75. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Help Us Pick the Best Book Cover of 2020

This hasn’t been an easy year for sustained, careful reading. But you know what doesn’t take any attention at all? Judging a book by its cover! That’s why we’re doing our first ever “best book cover of the year” tournament—and we want you to weigh in. Vote for your favorites on Electric... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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In a tumultuous year, books helped us cope

2020 may not have been bursting with bright spots, but at least there was this: Tremendous books kept coming. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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COVID-19 has hurt physical book sales and helped audio and digital

You would expect the recent coronavirus crisis to have helped digital entertainment, but with reading it is still led by the traditional hardback and softback formats. However, the pandemic is helping to dethrone physical books, as people are more cautious about going out. While paper books... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2020-11-11 10:35:53 UTC ]
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