Maria Hinojosa discusses how her childhood trauma shaped her immigration reporting

Journalist Maria Hinojosa talks about her memoir "Once I Was You," and how a childhood trauma triggered her interest in immigration reporting. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-31 16:00:33 UTC ]
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The long fights — and hasty decisions — that shape immigration policy

Two books recount the work to expand or restrict migration to the United States. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-31 12:00:00 UTC ]
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'Who Could That Be at This Hour?': Lemony Snicket's new book discusses his childhood

'A Series of Unfortunate Events' author Lemony Snicket's latest book looks back on Snicket's youth. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&N Reports Falling Sales in Fiscal 2017 Report

The country's largest book chain said sales dropped 6.5% in the fiscal year, ended April 29. Barnes & Noble reported lower losses in its Nook division, however, which led to a jump in operating income. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Börsenverein Report Shows 2020 German Book Revenue Down 2.3 Percent

Shutdowns in December short-circuited the German market's progress in making up book sales losses from spring lockdowns. The post Börsenverein Report Shows 2020 German Book Revenue Down 2.3 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-01-08 15:54:29 UTC ]
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Neil Sheehan Dies at 84; Times Reporter Obtained the Pentagon Papers

His exhaustive coverage of the Vietnam War also led to the book “A Bright Shining Lie,” which won a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-01-07 23:20:39 UTC ]
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New Report Offers Post-Pandemic Outlook for Book Business

In a free 50-page report released this week, three veteran publishing and digital media consultants offer a postmortem on 2020 and a glimpse at what the future holds for publishers, booksellers, libraries and readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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OverDrive Reports Surge in Digital Library Lending in 2020

Readers worldwide borrowed some 430 million e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines in the past 12 months, a hefty 33% increase over 2019, OverDrive officials reported, based on data drawn from some 65,000 libraries and schools worldwide. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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France's bookshops report 3.3% sales dip in Covid-hit 2020

France's bricks-and-mortar booksellers have reported a year-on-year fall in sales of only 3.3% in 2020, despite a total of three months closure across two lockdowns, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-06 14:21:18 UTC ]
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Indies report slowing sales as nervous shoppers play safe

Indie bookshops in Tiers 2 and 3—which, unlike Tier 4 shops, can still open their doors to customers—have reported a change in customer behaviour this week, with reduced footfall since the government's warnings and further restrictions at the weekend.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-23 07:59:52 UTC ]
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A Promised Land digs in, with PRH reporting 100,000 second week sales

Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Viking) has secured a second week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-01 09:38:10 UTC ]
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Simon Han’s ‘Nights When Nothing Happened’ is a poignant study of the immigrant experience

Han’s debut novel follows a Chinese couple reaching for the American Dream while raising their children in Texas. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-30 16:27:21 UTC ]
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First PRH ethnicity pay report shows gap of 16% for BAME employees

Penguin Random House has published its first ever ethnicity pay report, which found that BAME staff are paid 16% less than their white colleagues, on average. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-29 12:21:20 UTC ]
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How the legacy of colonialism shaped the last global Ebola epidemic

Public health expert Paul Farmer says it’s crucial to understand the context of pandemics. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-26 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Hilary Mantel’s next book will be a short story collection about her childhood.

This morning, Publishers Marketplace reported that two-time Booker Prize winner and historical fiction supremo Hilary Mantel has a new short story collection on the horizon. Learning to Talk, which will be released by Holt at some point next year, is billed as “a collection of loosely... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-18 18:07:12 UTC ]
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Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull challenge News Corp over reports of ‘foreign interference’ in petition

Parliamentary committee investigating after former prime ministers criticise Murdoch media story on ‘fake’ names in petitionFormer prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull have challenged News Corp to co-operate with any investigation stemming from reports of “foreign interference” in a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-18 08:02:35 UTC ]
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Sharjah Concludes Physical Book Fair Reporting 382,000 Attendees

Sharjah International Book Fair has fulfilled its planned 11-day physical exhibition-floor run and three-day publishers conference. The post Sharjah Concludes Physical Book Fair Reporting 382,000 Attendees appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-11-17 15:54:45 UTC ]
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Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era

Digiday’s Deep Dive: The Future of Publishing, is a collection of videos and key takeaways from our recent Publishing Summit Worldwide Live . The post Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-11-17 15:18:24 UTC ]
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New York Times reports News Corp bid for S&S

Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corp has made a bid for Simon & Schuster, according to a report in the New York Times. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 08:28:03 UTC ]
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BookTrust and CLPE report small improvements for representation in children's books

Representation in children’s books is still not reflective of society, according to reading charity BookTrust and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-10 16:08:26 UTC ]
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