Galley Talk: 'The Roxy Letters'

Mary Webber O'Malley of Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, Ill., recommends 'The Roxy Letters' by Mary Pauline Lowry. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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‘The Roxy Letters’ is just the kind of comic novel we need right now

Mary Pauline Lowry’s novel follows an Austin woman grappling with her changing city. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-05 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Letters on Growing Up Muslim: PW Talks to Omar Saif Ghobash

The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia addresses extremist propaganda and other challenges modern Muslims face in ‘Letters to a Young Muslim.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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We need to talk about productivity

Houseplants make workers 40% more productive! Paint your workspace yellow to be more productive! Take a cold shower! 4 a.m. is the most productive time to work! Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-01 13:33:52 UTC ]
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PW Talks with Spike Trotman

Founded by artist and writer Spike Trotman in 2007, Iron Circus Comics is a small indie graphic novel publishing house based in Chicago. PW talked with Trotman about how she is dealing with publishing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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"Let’s clarify what free speech is and is not": An open letter to the industry from Pride in Publishing

Being a book publisher comes with a set of tough moral responsibilities. You provide livelihoods for authors and booksellers, your hiring decisions can greatly influence how UK culture is shaped, and you’re also a company with a duty of care towards your staff. Sometimes these duties come into... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 03:23:48 UTC ]
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Faber and Profile to publish two new Alan Bennett Talking Heads monologues

Faber and Profile Books are to publish two new Alan Bennett "Talking Heads" monologues, to be published together under the title Two Besides.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-22 11:52:59 UTC ]
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In “All My Mother’s Lovers,” a Mother’s Secret Letters Reveal Her Secret Life

Not to sound like an assistant district attorney from SVU, but it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that acclaimed essayist and book critic Ilana Masad has carved a prominent space for herself in the realm of mother-daughter literature with her debut novel, All My Mother’s Lovers. It sits upon a... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-06-22 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Ahead of Postponed NewFronts, Industry Leaders Talk Virtual Format, Adapting to Covid-19

Just four months ago, the Interactive Advertising Bureau heralded an overhaul of its annual Digital Content NewFronts slate, which it was calling the "new NewFronts." But the IAB had no idea just how "new" this year's event would become. In mid-March, Covid-19 shut down the industry, and the... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-06-22 00:00:40 UTC ]
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Bakari Sellers wanted his memoir to spark tough talks about race. We’re already in the middle of a conflagration.

The CNN commentator and South Carolina politician wrote ‘My Vanishing America’ before the country was on fire. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-19 09:58:38 UTC ]
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Mourning the Letters That Will No Longer Be Written, and Remembering the Great Ones That Were

A book critic laments the decline in proper correspondence, and recalls the great letters of Ralph Ellison, Jean Rhys, Samuel Beckett and others. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-17 09:00:00 UTC ]
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An open letter to UK publishing from the Black Writers' Guild

The protest movement sweeping the world since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has forced an international soul searching to understand the pervasive racial inequalities that haunt most sectors of our society. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 17:05:27 UTC ]
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Will coronavirus slump lead to a broadsheet revival for the Guardian? | Brief letters

Classical music | Priceless reading | Broadsheet Guardian | Vacancy at LBC | Gin and tonicI’ve read my four column inches relating to classical music in Friday’s G2 Film & Music section. I’ve got to be honest, after excellent editorials (The Guardian view on the return of live music: hope... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-14 17:26:19 UTC ]
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Struggling for Serenity: PW Talks to Jim Terry

The comic book artist explains the triumphs and challenges he experiences while drawing his own life's story in the graphic memoir 'Come Home, Indio.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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"Do better, publishing people": an open letter to the industry

I have to start by admitting that when I began writing this letter last week, I was boiling mad and ready to take everyone on. Now, in its tenth or twentieth draft (I don’t know which) I’m still boiling mad, but most of your gaslighting social media posts that sent me over the edge have gone, so... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 12:34:21 UTC ]
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PW Talks with ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall

With a virtual ALA conference now set for June 24–26, PW caught up with Hall over two days in mid-May to talk about guiding the association’s necessary, complex transformation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race soars to top

Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race (Bloomsbury) has rocketed straight into the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Non-Fiction number one spot in its first week in the chart. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-03 00:35:29 UTC ]
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The Changing Ecosystem of Learning: PW Talks to Macmillan Learning GM Susan Winslow

Macmillan Learning general manager Susan Winslow explains how the textbook publishers of yesterday are transforming into cutting-edge digital platforms focused on student success, and what the Covid-19 crisis is revealing about the future of learning. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sheltering: Amy Jo Burns Talks Moonshine and Snake-Handling

On this episode of Sheltering, Maris Kreizman speaks with Amy Jo Burns about her new novel, Shiner. Burns talks about loosely basing a character off her grandmother, the possible legalization of moonshine, and the skill of snake-handling. Her favorite local bookstore is Labyrinth Books; please... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-12 19:00:18 UTC ]
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Letter From a Bookstore Turning Five During a Pandemic

May 2nd, 2020 Happy birthday to us. Little City Books opened May 2nd, 2015, a stunning spring day [click here for an account of that day, on this website]. It was Independent Bookstore Day. It was our city’s annual art and music festival. And it was the Kentucky Derby (I only remember that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-12 08:48:42 UTC ]
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