Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')

Julia Alvarez's "Afterlife" is her first novel for adults in 15 years. She talks about loss, fragmentation and "American Dirt." Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-02 22:24:09 UTC ]
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ABFFE Defends Right to Sell 'Anarchist,' 'Happy'

Late Thursday afternoon, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression issued a statement defending the right of booksellers to sell The Anarchist Cookbook and Happy Happy Happy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Do Americans Shun European Comics?

Japanese manga has proven popular in America, but Franco-Belgian bande dessinée, which has a long a tradition and are just as appealing, remain ignored. Why? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Native American Group Buys Entire Christmas Display

A customer representing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians walked into Barnes & Noble in Spanish Fort, Ala., and bought an entire display in the children's section. As a result, nearly 500 children in the tribe will receive at least one new book this holiday season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines Digital Chief Troy Young Discusses Finding Great Editors

Specs Who Troy Young Age 45 New gig President, Hearst Magazines Digital Media Old gig President, Say Media What’s it been like coming from pure-play digital companies like Say Media to Hearst, which has had a print mind-set? It was different at first, for sure. There were a lot more steps... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2013-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better

In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said libraries aren't as necessary as they once were when it comes to finding information. However, 94 percent said a library improves a community's quality of life. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anjelica Huston discusses her memoir, 'A Story Lately Told'

As a member of Hollywood royalty, a fashion icon and an Academy Award-winning actress, Anjelica Huston has led a full life -- so much so that she's taking two books to tell her story.As a member of Hollywood royalty, a fashion icon and an Academy Award-winning actress, Anjelica Huston has led a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nicola Griffith discusses 'Hild,' the girl who would be saint

Nicola Griffith's radical departure from her previous fiction results in the 7th century epic 'Hild.'Author Nicola Griffith is as unpredictable and fascinating as one of her heroines. Her first two novels, "Ammonite" and "Slow River" (which won a Nebula Award), were science fiction. And from... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Whiskey, the Classic American Drink

Clay Risen, author of the guidebook American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye talks about nostalgia and character. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Run, Brother, Run' author David Berg discusses his brother's murder – a crime made famous for the wrong reasons

Berg's memoir chronicles the death of his brother and the aftereffects of the crime. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: An American’s Take on the French E-book Market

When I moved to Paris in 2010, I’d already begun doing the majority of my reading on my Kindle. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More than half of American adults read books for pleasure in 2012

The good news: According to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts, more than half of American adults read books for pleasure in 2012.The good news: According to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts, more than half of American adults read books for pleasure in... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Briefcase 2013: What the American Agencies Will Be Selling At the Fair

Barbara Ehrenreich tackles "the truth"; Arianna Huffington tackles success; Elizabeth Gilbert tackles fiction; Alice McDermott tackles being ordinary; and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michael House Stepping Down as President, Publisher of Chicago Defender

Chicago Defender President and Publisher Michael House is stepping down. House will retire effective Sept. 30 and will take a position with the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the Washington, D.C.-based federation that represents more th ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Behind Time Inc. Purchase of American Express Publishing Lies a Long History

After a two-decade-long relationship between the magazine giant Time Inc. and American Express, Time Inc. plans to close quickly on its purchase of American Express’s publishing division. “This 20-year courtship is finally bei ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-09-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker discusses prize entry rules

Man Booker Prize director Ion Trewin has said the award has discussed changing its entry... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Datapoint Discussion: “10,000″ Titles Offered Through Kindle Matchbook

Amazon is merely predicting that 10,000 books will be available through its Kindle Matchbook program by the time it launches in October. Will they get there? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Who Died in Syria Wins Arab American Book Award

The late New York Times Reporter Anthony Shadid, who died in Syria last year, is among the winners of the 2013 Arab American Book Awards. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Startup Atingo Promises “Radical” Approach to E-Book Library Lending

Swedish startup Atingo, a collaboration between Publit and Axiell, offers a platform for real-time negotiation of ebook lending rights between libraries and publishers. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Americans, Especially Men, Continue to Pay So Much for ESPN

Following up on a story on ESPN's global dominance, The Atlantic has published a series of charts that show why the sports network remains so expensive––and why men continue to pay for its premium. The network's internal research, which polls its subscribers (take from that what you will), finds... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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American Booksellers to Fight Amazon Through Negative Publicity

The ABA's CEO sent an open letter to independent booksellers encouraging them to publicize Amazon as a company "detrimental" to the book business and buyers. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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