Lit Hub Daily: June 29, 2020

“Maybe the WPA let new passions into the public space.” David A. Taylor on how the government supported the arts during the (first) Great Depression. | Lit Hub History Missing the drama of sports? James Tate Hill has some audiobook recommendations to fill the competitive void. | Lit Hub Audiobooks Election Day in small-town America: Heather […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-29 10:30:26 UTC ]
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New Vessel Press Promises Entertaining Translated Lit in English

Part of the agenda of New Vessel Press, a recently launched ebook publisher, is to demonstrate that translated fiction can be as entertaining as it is edifying. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Price war sees Kobo mini cut to £29

A price war has been sparked on e-reading devices as the summer holiday season begins, with many... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daily Mail: digital-only book reviews will be 'customary'

  The Daily Mail's consultant literary editor Jane Mays has predicted that reviewing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's bringing its Kindle Fire HD 7, 8.9 to India on June 27th

Having recently rebranded its operations in India under the Amazon name, the retailer announced today that it's launching the Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 there later this month. Due on June 27th, the two tablets will ship for 15,999 ($275) and 21,999 ($380) rupees with access to a reported 1.9... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP to debate rebrand on 28th June

Members of CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals, have... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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June’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

Self-published books receiving starred reviews from BlueInk this month include a novel about a wisecracking cat that investigates the death of its owner and a memoir of escaping Romania under Soviet rule. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle Fire and Paperwhite Readers Coming to China in June

Reports from China say Amazon will launch both the Kindle Paperwhite and Fire devices in China this June, prices range from 849 RMB ($134) for the Paperwhite and 1400-1500 RMB ($222-238) for the Fires. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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News Corp to split in two on 28 June

News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2013-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ACE: Libraries should be 'hub' of communities

Arts Council England’s Envisioning the Library of the Future project has concluded that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Script Lit Turns Unused Screenplays Into e-Novellas

Looking to transform Hollywood’s pile of unproduced scripts into publishable ebooks, James West, a motion-picture industry entrepreneur, has launched Script Lit. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-05-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&N slashes Nook to £29

Barnes & Noble is offering the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for £29 for a limited period... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comma launches free lit app Gimbal

Not-for-profit publisher Comma Press has produced a free app aimed at helping commuters escape... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomberg Revs Up Video News Operations, Publishing 200 Clips Daily

With a global television network operation in place, Bloomberg News is using video clips from its  shows as well as Web-only videos to produce some 200 clips per day,  signaling a new "digital first" approach, says Chris Berend ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Choc Lit signs two ahead of LBF

Choc Lit has acquired two new novels, Angela Britnell's The Way to a Hero's Heart and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Argentine Isol Takes Home World’s Largest Children’s Lit Prize

The Argentine illustrator known as “Isol” has won the world’s largest award for children’s literature, the SEK 5m (roughly $766,000) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ciara Geraghty on chick lit, love, and details

Irish author Ciara Geraghty (her first name's pronounced "Keira") started writing when she was 34 and hasn't stopped since, despite the advent of children and husband. Ciara writes novels that are light and laced with humour (she rightly rejects the label "chick lit") despite hefty subject... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2013-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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"Collaborative" Macmillan Campus hub emerges

A focus on collaboration across Macmillan’s global Science & Education division will... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-02-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Incoming News Corp. CEO Says The Daily Was 'A Great Success, Revenue Aside'

It burned through at least $40 million and never came close to turning a profit, but that doesn’t mean The Daily was a failure, according to Robert Thomson, the soon-to-be CEO of News Corp.’s publishing spin-off. “It wa ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Can Brazil Build 39 Libraries Per Day Until 2020?

Brazil's is demanding that every school in the country house a library by 2020. To meet that goal, 128,020 libraries will have to be built—or 39 per day—if the goal it to be met. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Choc Lit gives away books on National Express

Independent publisher Choc Lit has teamed up with National Express to market its titles over the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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