FutureBook Wants to Make Books 'More Compelling than Netflix'

At this year's FutureBook conference in London, attendees from across the U.K. discussed trends in downloadable audiobooks, voice technology, and podcasts, and how publishers could compete with rivaling forms of entertainment. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix Makes First Acquisition With Comic-Book Publisher

Netflix announced its first-ever acquisition, snapping up a comic-book publisher and pushing a strategy that has also been popular with major Hollywood studios for years: Superheroes.Netflix agreed to buy Millarworld, the publisher behind characters and stories like "Kingsman" and "Old Man... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Mirror Books lands book behind Ted Bundy Netflix series

Mirror Books has acquired the book behind the Netflix series "The Ted Bundy Tapes" with plans to publish next month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books?

Science takes on one of the most important questions of the ages.A Kindle and iPad are great for conveniently porting your entire bookshelf in your purse. But for the majority of Americans who view the independent bookstore as a haven and who get grumpy at the idea of not feeling the physical... Continue reading at Fast Company

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National Book Awards Makes the Move to Digital: November 18

The States' 71st National Book Awards ceremony follows other international publishing events onto the ether, as 'a beacon of hope for all who attend.' The post National Book Awards Makes the Move to Digital: November 18 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-10 17:02:00 UTC ]
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O'Porter, Harris and Fallon make Richard and Judy's Summer Book Club list

Novels by Dawn O'Porter, Robert Harris and Jane Fallon are among the six-strong line up for Richard and Judy's Book Club this summer.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-08 22:08:41 UTC ]
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This Website Makes It Easier to Buy Anti-Racist Books From Black-owned Bookstores

In the weeks since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, books about anti-racism have consistently topped bestseller lists. Many of these books have been purchased from the likes of Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To try and funnel some of these sales to Black-owned bookstores... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-06-19 21:16:38 UTC ]
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DC is making HBO Max-inspired comic books for some reason

In addition to its originals and exclusives, HBO Max now has an original digital comic book series as well. Warner Media partnered with DC Comics to publish To The Max, which tells stories about “everyday people achieving their maximum potential,” ac... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-06-15 18:28:41 UTC ]
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Why a ‘Strange and Nerdy’ Book About Eels Is Making Waves

Patrik Svensson mixed natural history with memoir for his debut, which has become a surprise best seller and award winner in his native Sweden. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Netflix to release documentary centred on Michelle Obama's book tour

Following the publication of Michelle Obama's autobiography Becoming (Viking) in 2018, Netflix is releasing a documentary film of the same name, directed by Nadia Hallgren. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Too overwhelmed to read books? A mom of four has figured out how to make it possible.

Even amid the chaos, you can find a quiet spot to turn pages. It may require some stealth. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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First #Merky Books novel makes Desmond Elliott Prize longlist

The first novel to be published by Stormzy’s new imprint #Merky Books, That Reminds Me by poet and podcaster Derek Owusu, has been longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for debuts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Collins makes hundreds of books and resources available for free

Collins has made hundreds of books and learning resources free for teachers and families as schools close over the coronavirus. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rowling, Smith and Oliver make British Book Awards '30 from 30' shortlist

JK Rowling, Zadie Smith and Jamie Oliver have made the shortlist for the British Book Awards "30 from 30" trophy that will crown one book the “best” of the past three decades. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Making a living as a comic book artist

I draw, write, speak about, teach, facilitate and organise events about comics. After graduating with a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex, I attended art college and worked as a freelance illustrator. In 2008, I began to incorporate comics into my practice. I also... Continue reading at British Council global

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24 Children’s Book Tattoos That Will Make You Nostalgic

Check out these collected ink pieces that speak to childhood and nostalgia with children’s book tattoos for ideas on your next piece. Continue reading at Book Riot

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What if the main character of your favorite classic book were black? A publisher makes it so

Penguin Random House teams with TBWA and Barnes & Noble to launch #DiversityEditions for Black History Month. During the Pequod‘s last voyage in Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is 58 years old. Physically, he has a prosthetic leg made of whale bone, and a pale white mark or... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Make Coffee, Do Crimes: Mugs Featuring Comic Book Villains

There is no way I can do crimes without making coffee first. Fill up one of these comic book villain mugs to start your morning off right. Or, very wrong. Continue reading at Book Riot

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The Book People unable to secure buyer makes 155 redundant

The Book People made 155 of its staff redundant on Friday (10th January) after failing to find a buyer. The company will continue to trade online with retained staff "for as long as possible" and "whilst any remaining interest is explored", its administrators have said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 16:53:47 UTC ]
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Reading will supposedly make you a better person. That’s not the real reason to pick up a book.

Sure, novels can encourage empathy and other virtues, but what they offer is more subtle, more complicated, more important. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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