Most challenged books: what do they say about us?

The American Library Association's 2014 list of most banned books may be indicative of contemporary concerns. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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ALA Releases List of Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' topped the ALA's list of the most banned and challenged books between 2010-2019. The list was released to coincide with the start of Banned Books Week, which runs through October 3. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The ALA’s 2019 list of most frequently challenged books is as disheartening as ever.

The American Library Association has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged books, and while Harry Potter (and the Order of the Godless Friends) and The Handmaid’s Tale (hold on now, you’re saying this is a dys-topia?) managed to squeak into the top ten, the other eight on... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published

Self-publishing or traditional publishing? Author Robert McCaw has gotten his books published both ways and shares the pros and cons of each route. The post The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published by Robert McCaw appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

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John Oliver and Captain Underpants among the most “challenged” books of 2018

The ALA usually lists 10 books, but included 11 this year because there was just so much to clutch pearls over. What do Captain Underpants and John Oliver have in common? They are both on the American Library Association’s list of most “challenged” books for the past year, which is a nice way of... Continue reading at Fast Company

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London Book Fair 2019: In Brazil, Publishers Facing Historic Challenge

Ahead of the London Book Fair, PW caught up with Marcos Pereira, President of the Brazilian Publishers Association (SNEL) and Publisher of Editora Sextante, one of the largest trade publishers in Brazil. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion of Trends and Challenges

From European markets recovering from financial losses to translation in the US market and book-pricing differences based on authors' genders, a 'Beyond the Book' panel at BookExpo looked at recent coverage of the books industry. The post Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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At London Book Fair: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing

'We can't have books stuck in dockside waiting for customs clearance,' points out Hodder Education's Lis Tribe, as publishers work to inform the government of the industry's Brexitian concerns. The post At London Book Fair: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Asher, Alexie Top ALA 'Challenged Books' List in Wake of Allegations

The ALA's annual State of America's Libraries report, released on Monday, saw books by Jay Asher and Sherman Alexie land at the top of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom's Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017 list. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016

A closer look at the trends behind the titles facing campaigns demanding their removal from the nation’s schools and libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WORKING Challenges in Children’s Books in the Middle East

Teaser text IMAGE Editor’s note. — Porter Anderson By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Subhed XXXX The challenges facing children’s book publishing in the Middle East was the topic of a panel discussion held this week at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. Among those addressing the topic was... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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On Challenges in Children’s Books in the Middle East: Commercial and Contextual

From Gulf News: 'There's a need to bring children back to books,' says one author, while another points to publishers' reticence to promote area folktales. The post On Challenges in Children’s Books in the Middle East: Commercial and Contextual appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Book trade responds to Trump/Brexit challenge

Publishers and agents say they are re-examining their roles in light of political developments, saying “a lot of people are going to have to decide what is important” following Donald Trump's US presidency.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Book Publishing Market Overview: Myanmar’s Challenges and Potential

In a land of nearly 2,000 small book publishers, Myanmar's post-junta industry is strengthening its ties to ASEAN and serving a youthful demographic. The post Book Publishing Market Overview: Myanmar’s Challenges and Potential appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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WIRED Book Club: Boy, Ancillary Justice Keeps Challenging the Bejeezus Out of Us

Join us as we continue to navigate the many-voweled names, shifting POVs, and complex political machinations of Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice. The post WIRED Book Club: Boy, Ancillary Justice Keeps Challenging the Bejeezus Out of Us appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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WIRED Book Club: Getting Up to Speed With the Challenging Ancillary Justice

It's our first week chatting about Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice, and we're a little confused---which is great. The post WIRED Book Club: Getting Up to Speed With the Challenging Ancillary Justice appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google's online library of books

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Google Inc.'s online book library from authors who said the project makes it harder for them to market their work. The justices let stand lower court rulings in favor of Mountain View, Calif.-based Google and rejected the authors' claim that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Gibb 'challenges' publishers to give low cost books to schools

Schools minister Nick Gibb, today challenged publishers to make 100 classic books available at low cost, so all pupils have the chance to read them. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: Tackling Accessibility and NIMAS Challenges at Cenveo Publisher Services

A content-centric approach is the key to resolving accessibility issues for publishers, says Kevin Burns, senior v-p of content solutions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The 10 Most Challenged Books of 2014

Seven of the ten most challenged books of 2014 earned starred reviews from PW. Here they are. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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