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

[ Advertising Age | 2017-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Fair Bonanza: Five Tips To Make Your Book Fair Run Smoothly

School book fairs are a source of nostalgia for book lovers, but they're also a lot of work to run. Here are some tips that will help. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-06 11:31:00 UTC ]
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15 Uplifting Book Club Books To Make You Smile

If you're looking for uplifting book club books for 2020, we've got you covered! We compiled a list of 15 feel-good books that are sure to be heartwarming. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-20 11:34:00 UTC ]
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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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What did Neil Gaiman need to change for The Sandman to make it to Netflix? Everything

It's taken 35 years, but Neil Gaiman believes he's done the impossible: adapt his hugely successful comic book The Sandman for the screen. He just had to wait until everything about movies, TV and media consumption changed before he could do it. ... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2022-08-05 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Keanu Reeves' comic book makes history

BRZRKR becomes the first comic book to feature in Comic-Con's prestigious Hall H. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2022-07-23 23:09:26 UTC ]
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Walmart Live Book Club to Make Debut on TalkShopLive

Casey McQuiston's 'I Kissed Shara Wheeler' will be the first title featured in the Walmart Live Book Club, with McQuiston appearing on the TalkShopLive platform tonight. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Can we please make Banned Book Fairs the hot new nationwide trend?

As we’ve noted over and over again, the hottest new book trend sweeping the country is to ban them and/or burn them if they don’t align with your weird, paleoconservative, theocratic prejudices. Not great! But as ever is the case with this strange nation, when one group of Americans starts doing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The New York Public Library makes four banned books free nationwide on its e-reader app

The New York Public Library made four banned books available nationwide on SimplyE, its free-reader app. The titles include Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and Catcher in the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-04-13 23:48:05 UTC ]
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Netflix’s ‘Pieces of Her’ doesn’t blindly follow the book. Author Karin Slaughter couldn’t be happier.

Netflix’s "Pieces of Her," starring Toni Colette and Bella Heathcote, departs regularly from the source material, but the spirit of the novel remains intact. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-05 12:00:35 UTC ]
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Hale, Sanghera and Brown make Parliamentary Book Awards shortlists

Books by Lady Hale, Sathnam Sanghera and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown have made the 2021 Parliamentary Book Awards shortlist. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-31 17:28:44 UTC ]
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That “book exchange” making the rounds on Instagram again isn’t what it seems.

Over this past week, you might have seen a familiar message popping up on your friends’ Instagram stories: something to the effect of, “I’m looking for people to participate in a huge book exchange. You can be anywhere in the world. All you have to do is buy your favorite book (just one) and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-18 17:44:38 UTC ]
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Books make the best gifts. Here are seven surprising choices for the readers on your list.

Critic Michael Dirda’s picks include ‘Dear Highlights,’ ‘A Ray Bradbury Compendium’ and ‘American Christmas Stories’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-08 17:32:50 UTC ]
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At Guadalajara: Bologna Children’s Book Fair Makes Its Next Stop

At the upcoming Guadalajara International Book Fair, the Bologna Children's Book Fair stages programming aimed at illustrators. The post At Guadalajara: Bologna Children’s Book Fair Makes Its Next Stop appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-11-24 19:08:50 UTC ]
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S&S pre-empts 'Netflix-worthy romcom' by Armas in a two-book deal

S&S has pre-empted a "Netflix-worthy romcom" by Elena Armas in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-30 07:56:09 UTC ]
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Ishiguro, Rashford and McCartney make Waterstones Book of the Year shortlist

Kazuo Ishiguro, Marcus Rashford and Paul McCartney are among the authors whose titles are shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2021. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-27 07:08:08 UTC ]
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Uzo Aduba is leading a new book club for all of Netflix’s literary adaptations.

The Queen’s Gambit, Bridgerton, Mindhunter, Maid: Netflix has a track record of turning books into hit television series. And though popular adaptations often drum up interest in their source material—after the show premiered, Walter Tevis’s The Queen’s Gambit landed on the New York Times... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-10-13 18:00:07 UTC ]
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Whitfield wins Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award for 'compelling' debut

Debut author Clare Whitfield has been awarded the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2021 for People of Abandoned Character (Head of Zeus), a fresh take on the Jack the Ripper story. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-01 19:46:40 UTC ]
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