International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA

PEN America's new report asserts that 'diverse books' frequently are the first to be yanked when it comes to book challenges and 'soft censorship.' The post International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA

PEN America's new report asserts that 'diverse books' frequently are the first to be yanked when it comes to book challenges and 'soft censorship.' The post International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Industry Notes: Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor Kickoff, PEN America’s ‘M Word’

In September, kickoffs will occur in New York, one for a new showcase of writers on Muslim identity, and the other for Frankfurt Book Fair's 2016 Guest of Honor program featuring Flanders and The Netherlands. The post International Industry Notes: Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor Kickoff, PEN... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: UK-based Book Aid International: 1.2 Million Books in 2019

The charity last year was at work in 23 refugee camps, 38 prison libraries, 1,567 schools, 635 public libraries, and more. The post Industry Notes: UK-based Book Aid International: 1.2 Million Books in 2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-14 17:51:35 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Documents 'Scarlet Letter' Effect of Book Bans

PEN America has released "a cumulative data summary" of nearly 6,000 book bans in public schools, finding that shared lists of targeted books by organized political groups have led to books and authors being targeted in multiple communities across the country. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Finds 33% Jump in School Book Bans

"Amid a growing climate of censorship, school book bans continue to spread through coordinated campaigns by a vocal minority of groups and individual actors and, increasingly, as a result of pressure from state legislation," the report finds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Beyond Book Banning: PEN America Warns of ‘Booklash,’ Self-Censorship

PEN America says it sees book publishing 'at a crossroads' in a new report warning of cancel culture, review-bombing, and book banning. The post Beyond Book Banning: PEN America Warns of ‘Booklash,’ Self-Censorship appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-08-07 21:16:27 UTC ]
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PEN America and Penguin Random House Sue School District Over Book Bans

PEN America and publisher Penguin Random House filed a law suit today against a school district for book bans. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-05-17 16:28:56 UTC ]
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PEN America, Penguin Random House Sue Florida School District Over 'Unconstitutional' Book Bans

PEN officials called the suit a "first-of-its-kind challenge to unlawful censorship," bringing together concerned parents, authors, and a major publisher. "Censorship, in the form of book bans like those enacted by Escambia County, are a direct threat to democracy and our Constitutional rights,"... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America Report Documents Massive Spike in Book Bans

The new report finds an astonishing 1,586 book bans and restrictions in 86 school districts across 26 states, targeting some 1,145 unique book titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Italy’s 18App Is Funded; International Book Fairs Eye COVID-19

Industry Notes: Italy's teen cultural bonus is refunded for 2020. International publishing events grapple with exhibitor, attendee worries about COVID-19. The post Industry Notes: Italy’s 18App Is Funded; International Book Fairs Eye COVID-19 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-02-20 20:18:40 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Condemns Prison Book Bans

In the wake of a series of recent reports on book banning in the nation’s prison systems, PEN America has released a new policy report that condemns the practice and issues an urgent call for reform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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International Industry Notes: Beijing Book Fair, Japan’s Mobile Games, Scotland’s Indie Publishers

Zhejiang University Press has events at BIBF this week, as Japan's Toto Serkan looks at Japan's mobile gaming market, and Scotland's Society of Young Publishers weighs the industry's interest in new skills. The post International Industry Notes: Beijing Book Fair, Japan’s Mobile Games,... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO

Kuala Lumpur is the 2020 World Book capital; more political books in the US released and compete with growing sales of Woodward's 'Fear'; and PRH has a new CFO. The post Industry Notes: 2020 World Book Capital; Political Book Sales in the US; PRH Names New CFO appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children; National Book Festival September 1

Having tested the program on an invitational basis for three months, Amazon rolls out its children's book boxes offer to the US Prime membership. And the Library of Congress holds its annual National Book Festival this weekend. The post Industry Notes: Amazon ‘Prime Book Boxes’ for Children;... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America, PEN Center USA to Merge

PEN America and PEN Center USA, the East Coast and West Coast American branches of PEN International, will unite under the banner of PEN America, the nonprofits jointly announced on January 8. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN Report Shows State Legislation ‘Supercharging’ Book Bans

“The heavy-handed tactics of state legislators are mandating book bans, plain and simple,” said Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, in a release announcing the new report. “The numbers don’t lie, and they reveal a relentless crusade to constrict children’s freedom to read.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book banning is sweeping parts of America. These celebrities want you to help stop it

Celebrities including Julia Roberts, Julianna Margulies, and Selma Blair are urging people to take part in the #LetAmericaRead campaign. April is National School Library Month but, unfortunately, some of the books in school libraries have never been under greater threat in parts of America than... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-04-11 12:01:00 UTC ]
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How 'Gender Queer: A Memoir' became America's most banned book

Maia Kobabe's graphic memoir "Gender Queer" became the most banned book in American schools, drawing the Northern California artist and writer into the nation's cultural wars. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-12-21 11:00:19 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: London Book Fair Awards, Hay Festival in Colombia

London's International Excellence Awards extend their nomination dates, and Hay's season opens with its Colombian festival dates. The post Industry Notes: London Book Fair Awards, Hay Festival in Colombia appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-12-16 16:12:24 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital

Italy's bookstores are allowed to operate amid COVID-19 restrictions, and Guadalajara becomes UNESCO's World Book Capital for 2022. The post Industry Notes: Italian Bookstores Stay Open, Guadalajara Named World Book Capital appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-04 20:25:38 UTC ]
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