Mixing Prose with Manga, Light Novels Attract North American Fans

Works of prose fiction with quirky fun plots and manga-style illustrations, Japanese light Novels are attracting a growing audience of fans in North America. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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At Jewish Lights, Two Graphic Novels Exceed Expectations

Two graphic novels by Steve Sheinkin and former 'Village Voice' cartoonist Stan Mack each took the publishing world by surprise after becoming bestsellers for Jewish Lights recently. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Unexpected Lightness of Milan Kundera’s New Novel

When its publisher announced in early 2015 that The Festival of Insignificance, Milan Kundera’s first novel in 13 years, would be a “summation of his life’s work,” fans were giddy with anticipation. With uncanny prescience, Kundera’s previous books all but predicted our Instagram era—what would... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2015-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For TV shows based on books or comics, fans are a mixed blessing

During a recent talk show chat, "Game of Thrones" actress Maisie Williams revealed she had listened to fans' online opinions when crafting her scrappy Arya Stark character, originally written as a left-handed swordswoman in George R.R. Martin's book series. "The fans are so die-hard; they're... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Light Novels Arrive in the U.S.—Again

In the North American publishing world, comics are comics and novels are novels. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Viz Releases Prose, Graphic Novel Tie-Ins for 'Edge of Tomorrow'

To mark the June 6 release of the new sci-fi blockbuster film, "Edge of Tomorrow," starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, Viz Media has released a new paperback edition of the book the film is based on, in addition to a new graphic novel adaptation of the book. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Kindle Worlds fan fiction publisher draws mixed reactions

Some see Amazon's Kindle Worlds fan fiction publishing platform as a great marketing move, while others are wary of Amazon's ownership of ideas. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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A ‘Perfect’ American Novel Strikes Gold Overseas

Why isn’t this book more famous?” asked the writer C.P. Snow about John Williams’s Stoner in 1973, eight years after it was first published by Viking Press. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Publisher of the Fans, By the Fans, for the Fans

Fanbase Press, the Los Angeles–based comics publisher, is focusing on building a pop culture business steeped in the fan community. It's working. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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From Middle Grade Novel to Graphic Novel

There’s more to adapting a chapter book into a graphic novel than just drawing pictures to go with the words. Adapters often bring a whole new level of nonverbal communication to the page. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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From Middle Grade Novel to Graphic Novel

There’s more to adapting a chapter book into a graphic novel than just drawing pictures to go with the words. Adapters often bring a whole new level of nonverbal communication to the page. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-03-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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17 Novels That Would Make Great Graphic Novels

These stories, including The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, are great in prose, but they are crying out for a graphic novel adaptation to bring the visuals to life. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-07-26 10:31:00 UTC ]
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Dolly Parton, fairy godmother of American literacy, is also the fairy godmother of American health.

We already love Dolly Parton, not just for her powerhouse songwriting and iconic hair but also for her championing of American literacy—her Imagination Library sends over 1 million free books per month (that’s one book every two seconds!) to children ages 0-5 in the United States, Canada, the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lesbian Manga and Yuri Manga: What’s the Difference and Where Should You Start?

What's the difference between lesbian manga and yuri? Here are 14 F/F manga titles and series a new reader should start with. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Gothic Novels I’d Like to See as Graphic Novels

Inspired by a Zoom course on early gothic literature, this comics reader recommends these classic gothic tales for the graphic novel treatment. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-14 10:36:03 UTC ]
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Here are the seven shortlisted debut novels for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Lit Hub is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. This year’s judging panel included Tommy Orange, Emma Straub, Monique Truong, Maaza Mengiste, and Claire Messud. They are: De’Shawn Charles Winslow, In West Mills Chia-Chia Lin, The Unpassing Julia... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-26 13:59:29 UTC ]
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Oxford American, one of the great lit mags of the American South, gets a facelift.

If you pick up the newest edition of Oxford American, the quarterly general-interest literary magazine founded in 1992 and best known for its annual Southern music issues, you’ll notice a bold design aesthetic: the conspicuous dearth of cover lines, a prominent masthead, a thick, granular... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-11 20:06:33 UTC ]
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4 Novels That Need the Graphic Novel Treatment

Not every novel can make it as a graphic novel. There are some specific criteria that have to be met plus an ineffable...thing. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-07-18 10:42:03 UTC ]
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‘I was told I was stupid’: Peep Show’s Paterson Joseph on his debut novel – and writing three operas

He starred in Peep Show, Green Wing and Wonka – and his first novel won an award. Now the star is making operas with 64 homeless people. Not bad going for someone who was written off by his teachersPaterson Joseph is, by his own admission, an unlikely opera librettist. He had turned 50 by the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-05-27 04:00:13 UTC ]
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MrBallen Makes a Strange, Dark, and Mysterious Graphic Novel

PW talks with John B. Allen—aka YouTuber and podcast host MrBallen—about the comics adapted from his viral storytelling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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8 Incredible Books To Read For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Including a best selling book in Korea and a love story like you’ve never read before. Continue reading at HuffPost

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