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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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

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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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22 books about Manhattan jet-setters that will make you feel like one

You may not be going to the Hamptons this summer, but these beach reads will give you a love-hate taste of it. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-07-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: Let's Make Dumplings!: A Comic Book Cookbook by Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan

Chef and author Hugh Amano and artist Sarah Becan followup their 2019 comic book cookbook on Ramen, with an equally useful comics guide to the global popularity of dumplings of all kinds—in this case, Asian dumplings. A six-page excerpt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Netflix’s Sweet Tooth Compares to the Original Comic Books

Jeff Lemire’s grim post-apocalyptic comic book gets a major glow-up on its way to the screen. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2021-06-06 03:53:48 UTC ]
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Faith, Fashion, and Body Image Books Make Room for God

From a female rabbi to a Catholic fashionista, authors offer women advice on what to wear, how to wear it, and how to bring God into the appearance equation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: Making Publishing More Inclusive Demands Leadership

On the anniversary of the death of George Floyd, a panel at the U.S. Book Show discussed the challenges of and best practices for establishing a more inclusive publishing industry. It starts a the top, with a leadership that is willing to embrace the process of change. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Let’s Talk About Hard Things’ makes a compelling case that we should

Anna Sale’s book — an offshoot of her podcast — shows readers the value of opening up about death, sex, money and other subjects. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Netflix is turning Lupita Nyong’o’s children’s book into an animated musical.

Some welcome news for those of you with little ones running and/or crawling around your ankles right now: Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o’s bestselling 2019 children’s book Sulwe is getting a small screen musical adaptation. Netflix announced earlier today that Sulwe will join a roster of upcoming... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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David Duchovny wants to be taken seriously as a novelist. His new book makes a good case.

“Truly Like Lightning” is an irreverent and ambitious tale that shows off the “X-Files” actor’s literary chops. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-01 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Lammy and Lewis make Parliamentary Book Awards shortlist

Books by David Lammy, Helen Lewis and The Secret Barrister have made the 2020 Parliamentary Book Awards shortlist. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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ACE makes £152,000 grant for library e-books and audio

Arts Council England (ACE) is awarding £152,000 to help public libraries buy e-books and digital audio products after demand soared during the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Making Children's Books in the Covid-19 Era

We take a look at how the coronavirus has prompted art and design professionals to adjust their process in innovative ways. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Audio Book Recommendation: Make Me Rain by Nikki Giovanni, Read by the Author

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Nikki Giovanni’s slightly raspy, slightly sibilant voice draws listeners into Make Me Rain,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-27 11:56:49 UTC ]
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Which books make the best gifts? Authors weigh in.

Rumaan Alam, Janet Evanovich and Glennon Doyle, among other writers, are here to help with your holiday shopping. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-25 13:00:00 UTC ]
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McAnulty, Bennett and O’Farrell make Waterstones Book of the Year shortlist

Dara McAnulty, Brit Bennett and Maggie O’Farrell are among the authors shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2020 title. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-02 04:03:38 UTC ]
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How to Make a Children’s Book Museum COVID-Compliant

A reader visited the Story Museum in Oxford, England to learn how the space modified its "interactive" exhibits for COVID-19 compliance. Continue reading at Book Riot

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