Handler Apologizes for Woodson Remarks

National Book Awards host Daniel Handler used Twitter to issue an apology for remarks he made about Jacqueline Woodson, who won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature award for her YA novel "Brown Girl Dreaming." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The American Booksellers Association promoted an anti-trans book, apologized, and then deleted it.

The American Booksellers Association has made their Twitter account private after promoting a scientifically inaccurate anti-trans book, apologizing, and then deleting the apology. The controversy started when the ABA, as part of their July “white box” promotional mailing, sent 750 bookstores a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-07-16 17:06:17 UTC ]
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Facebook’s strategy: Avert disaster, apologize and keep growing

Privacy abuses and misinformation were secondary concerns, two tech reporters write. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-07-09 05:04:42 UTC ]
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Hazareesingh wins £40k Wolfson History Prize for 'remarkable' Haitian revolutionary book

Sudhir Hazareesingh has won the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize for Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture, with the award clinched for a second year in a row by an Allen Lane title.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 10:57:46 UTC ]
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Online retailer Bookshop.org makes 'remarkable' £1m for indies in first four months

Retail website Bookshop.org has made more than £1m in profit for indie bookshops, hitting the milestone just four months after its UK launch. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-28 21:26:00 UTC ]
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‘Remarkable Adaptability’: Children’s Publishing in the Time of Covid

With 2021 well underway, Publishers Weekly spoke with the heads of several children’s publishing divisions to see how the industry weathered the storm of last year, and to discuss what comes next in the midst of persistent uncertainty. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The remarkable bounce back of New Zealand's magazines

After the withdrawal of Bauer Media last year, the industry appeared to be on its death bed – but not for longAt 8.31am on a Thursday, Henry Oliver received a text message from his employer, alerting him to a company-wide Zoom call in 29 minutes’ time.The day was 2 April 2020, a week into New... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-16 19:00:40 UTC ]
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Roald Dahl was anti-Semitic. Do we need his family’s apology now?

We’re still coming to grips with the “revelation” that creators we love can say and do despicable things. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-07 08:29:15 UTC ]
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Obama Had a Remarkable Grasp of Complexity and Ambiguity. Is That Good for a President?

On foreign policy, Obama’s memoir reveals a president fully aware of many of his shortcomings, and ambivalent about many of his accomplishments. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-11-20 21:32:35 UTC ]
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Late night pre-empt secures Gutierrez's 'remarkable' literary suspense for PMJ

Penguin Michael Joseph has acquired the literary suspense novel More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez after a late night pre-empt made within 24 hours of reading the manuscript. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-03 11:44:54 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble apologizes for ‘serious network issue’ after days-long Nook disruptions

Customers have reported days of disruption to the Nook e-reader service, as well as other systems that the company said have since been restored. After users reported issues with Nook e-reader book access for days, with Barnes & Noble saying Monday that a “system failure” was interrupting... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-10-14 17:46:15 UTC ]
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Most slave rebellions are lost to history. This one, remarkably, was documented.

After an archives discovery, Marjoleine Kars tells the story of the 1763 Berbice uprising. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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More than a century later, the wonderful work of Andrew Lang holds up remarkably well

Best known for “The Blue Fairy Book,” Lang was an astonishingly productive and pivotal figure in late 19th-century English literature. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In Kelli Jo Ford’s remarkable ‘Crooked Hallelujah,’ the maternal bond is unbreakable

Ford’s debut follows multiple generations of Cherokee women all facing the same relentless struggles. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Viking pre-empts Wang's 'remarkable' memoir of undocumented childhood

Viking has pre-empted a “remarkable” memoir by lawyer Qian Julie Wang about her childhood spent in severe poverty as an undocumented Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 18:57:02 UTC ]
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David Starkey dropped by publisher and university positions after racist remarks

HarperCollins will no longer publish books by the historian and is reviewing his backlist after he said ‘slavery was not genocide’HarperCollins has dropped David Starkey as an author, saying that the racist views the bestselling historian expressed in a recent interview were “abhorrent”.On... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-03 11:40:12 UTC ]
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HarperCollins lands 'remarkable' stories of RNLI rescues

HarperCollins has landed a book by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution recounting some of its most dramatic rescues. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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S&S to publish Reebok founder's 'remarkable' memoir

Simon & Schuster has snapped up Reebok founder Joe Foster’s memoir, aptly titled Shoemaker. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mirror Books to publish 'remarkable' World War Two memoir

Mirror Books will publish new memoir about the only living sisters to have signed the Official Secrets Act during the Second World War.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 12:36:25 UTC ]
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Puffin lands Jacqueline Woodson's New York Times bestseller

Puffin will publish Brown Girl Dreaming, the multi-award winning memoir told in verse by author Jacqueline Woodson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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