Lawrence Wright’s New Pandemic Novel Wasn’t Supposed to Be Prophetic

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on what it’s like to see his fiction become reality. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-12 21:13:57 UTC ]
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Books: Festival of Books preview with Junot Diaz, Lawrence Wright, Lucy Jones and more

Hi, I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg. I’m writing this after the L.A. Times met our soon-to-be owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on Friday and I am looking forward to the new era at our paper. I caught up with him afterward and invited him to the L.A. Times Festival of Books next weekend. I don’t... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How the Man Who Wasn't Supposed to Win Became Argentina's President

The government's hand-picked candidate Daniel Scioli, the governor of Buenos Aires province, was so heavily favored to win by a wide margin that he didn't turn up for the first presidential debate. Mr. Scioli, who is also from a wealthy family and lost an arm in an accident years ago while... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Column: America's oldest children's bookstore is struggling in the pandemic. But there's hope

Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country's oldest kids' bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-27 12:00:02 UTC ]
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On ‘herd immunity,’ vaccines, and pandemic whiplash

In mid-March, as the British government dragged its feet on implementing strict coronavirus lockdown measures that it would soon impose anyway, Patrick Vallance, the country’s chief scientific adviser, gave a series of interviews and discussed a concept with which many people were not then... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-10-21 12:30:20 UTC ]
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Plant-based meat sales exploded during the pandemic. Here’s how to keep consumers coming back

Four in five consumers say sustainability matters, but taste and health both rate higher. During the early stage of the pandemic, consumers had trouble buying meat as food processing facilities shut temporarily to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a result, consumers turned to plant-based... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-10-21 06:00:54 UTC ]
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Post-Pandemic Comics: IDW’s New Publisher Looks Ahead

'PW' talks with newly appointed executives, IDW publisher Nachie Marsham and IDW v-p of sales Blake Kobashigawa, about adapting to a comics and graphic novel marketplace that has been reshaped by the pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s trade optimistic sector can weather the pandemic after sales boost

A survey conducted by The Bookseller found most staffers in the children’s publishing sector were optimistic concerning its odds of surviving, and thriving, in a post-Covid market. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-18 18:23:09 UTC ]
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Publishing Perspectives Talk: ‘Digital Format Adoption and the Pandemic’

The next Publishing Perspectives Talk at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair is on the digital-format usage by consumers during pandemic lockdowns. The post Publishing Perspectives Talk: ‘Digital Format Adoption and the Pandemic’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-15 20:46:14 UTC ]
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Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy in America,’ read anew in 2020, feels prophetic — and in some ways, hopeful

Tocqueville’s masterpiece is a reminder of the strengths and weaknesses of the American political experiment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-14 14:04:31 UTC ]
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David Grossman calls on writers to bear witness to pandemic

Speaking at the launch for the Frankfurt book fair – this year focused online – the novelist said authors’ observations could ease the burden of the diseaseThe celebrated Israeli novelist David Grossman has called on his fellow writers to be “trenchant witnesses” to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-14 12:54:03 UTC ]
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For your pandemic playlist: 3 new audiobooks that will whisk you away — for a few hours, anyway

Intricate plots and distant locales in “Winter Counts,” “Agent Sonya” and “The Searcher.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-14 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Ride Out the Pandemic

The Mountains & Plains Indie Booksellers Association held its annual membership meeting virtually during its online regional trade show and learned that, despite the pandemic, the organization remains on solid ground. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How books, and both of my husbands, comforted me during the pandemic

Diane Cole finds solace in the ritual of reading, and in notes left behind by her late spouse. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-09 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Black & White land fifth from Wright

Black & White Publishing has acquired A Traitor to His Blood, the fifth instalment of M P Wright's J T Ellington series.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-09 06:56:59 UTC ]
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Nonprofits step up to help minority entrepreneurs navigate the pandemic

When Covid-19 began to take its toll on New York City's economy in mid-March, Harlem Community News publisher Pat Stevenson didn't know how she would survive. Stevenson's revenue is completely... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2020-10-08 18:41:46 UTC ]
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Will Poetry Push This Publisher Through the Pandemic?

Kansas City, Mo.–based Andrews McMeel Publishing is seeing strong sales despite disruptions caused by the ongoing pandemic—and poetry has a whole lot to do with it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Beyond the Pandemic, Libraries Look Toward a New Era

With a shift to online resources well underway, “the most trusted civic institutions” are in a good position to deal with the changing future. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-09-24 09:00:14 UTC ]
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Artist Relief Distributes $13.5 Million in Pandemic Grants

The funding initiative, created to assist artists suffering under the pandemic, has distributed more than $13.5 million in emergency grants to more than 2,700 individuals since it was launched in April. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Women Authors Cope with the Pandemic

Nearly six months into the pandemic, increased time spent at home has led to unique challenges for women. PW reached out to authors who are also mothers to learn how the coronavirus has affected their work. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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