'Orphan Black' is returning as a ten-episode audiobook series

A little under two years after its five-season run ended on BBC America, Orphan Black is returning with a bang, and probably loads more sound effects. Fiction publishing startup Serial Box is reviving the beloved sci-fi show this summer as a ten-epis... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2019-06-13 22:51:00 UTC ]
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Dialogue snaps up Ofori's debut challenging 'monolithic narrative about Black women'

Dialogue Books has aquired A Word from the Margins: The Intersections of Race, Gender, Class and Ambition by Lennina Ofori.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-14 04:33:22 UTC ]
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Bookshop UK is launching a series of online events.

The UK arm of Bookshop.org, the online retailer that partners with indie bookstores, has a new initiative on the way: it’s launching a series of online events for its customers as well as customers of unaffiliated indies. For the first event on March 23rd, Bookshop is partnering with Faber to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-11 19:42:27 UTC ]
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Scribd Announces an Audiobook Production Line, Highlighting Independent Publishers

Subscription service Scribd adds audiobook titles, opening with 'Black Imagination,' to its newly launched Scribd Audio brand. The post Scribd Announces an Audiobook Production Line, Highlighting Independent Publishers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-03-09 14:00:22 UTC ]
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Jericho Prize launched for Black children's writers

Children's book blogger Fabia Turner has launched a competition for Black children's book writers, to be sponsored by inclusive indie publisher Knights Of. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-04 23:23:40 UTC ]
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HCG acquires three-book series from Chan

Hachette Children's has acquired world rights to a new series from British Chinese author M Chan. The Tiger Warrior series is billed as a "thrilling" action-adventure series for children aged five to seven, steeped in East Asian folklore and mythology.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-03 13:52:03 UTC ]
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Lawrence Otis Graham, author who examined prejudice and privilege in Black America, dies at 59

An Ivy-educated lawyer, he wrote several books that made him one of the foremost commentators of the 1990s on race and class in the United States. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-02 10:58:56 UTC ]
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Return of bookshops and live events will be industry 'landmark'

The reopening of bookshops and potential return of live events in the summer will be a “huge landmark” for the industry, leading figures say, as they weigh up the implications of the government's roadmap out of lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-01 16:16:51 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Minister’s Black Veil’

‘The Minister’s Black Veil’ is one of the best-known and most widely studied short stories written by the American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. Subtitled ‘A Parable’, the story originally appeared in a gift book titled The Token and Atlantic Souvenir in 1836, before being collected in Hawthorne’s... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-02-27 15:00:46 UTC ]
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Joe Ide’s IQ series continues with the idiosyncratic marvel ‘Smoke’

In Ide’s fifth novel about Isaiah Quintabe, the private investigator’s search for peace proves elusive. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-26 13:00:00 UTC ]
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HCCB takes three more in Biddulph's Draw With Rob series

HarperCollins Children’s Books has signed a deal with Rob Biddulph for three more titles in his Draw With Rob series. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-26 11:23:02 UTC ]
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The story of the Black church, from the spiritual to the political to the personal

Henry Louis Gates Jr. offers a sweeping narrative that goes beyond gospel music. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-25 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Physical events to return at Theakston crime writing festival

Organisers of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival have confirmed live events will go ahead later this year, after the government unveiled its roadmap out of lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-25 01:25:47 UTC ]
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Black & White acquires first book from GBBO winner Peter Sawkins

Black & White will publish the first book from "Great British Bake Off" 2020 winner Peter Sawkins.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-25 00:03:12 UTC ]
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S&S Children's to launch audiobook partnership with the Daily Mail

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is to launch an audiobook partnership with the Daily Mail. It will also feature a retail tie-in with Waterstones, with a campaign fronted by children’s author and actor Ben Miller (pictured). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-24 18:49:20 UTC ]
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Bookstat chart: The Other Wife returns to the top

Claire McGowan’s The Other Wife (Thomas & Mercer) has boomeranged back into the Bookstat e-book chart top spot. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-24 12:53:51 UTC ]
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According to data, Black and Latinx Millennials are keeping the book industry alive.

Surprisingly, despite the heavy toll taken by the COVID-19 pandemic on brick and mortar bookstores (especially independent brick and mortar bookstores) nationwide, US book sales actually increased by 8 percent in 2020. What demographic is responsible for keeping the industry alive and thriving... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-23 19:04:39 UTC ]
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8 of the Best Book Series Ending in 2021

There is something bittersweet about an end. Ready for one last adventure? Let's take a look at some of the book series ending in 2021. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-23 11:31:00 UTC ]
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6 Audiobooks for Your LGBTQ+ Book Club

These audiobooks for your LGBTQ+ book club are tested and recommended by one member of a queer South Carolina book club. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-23 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Celebrate Black History Month with Blooming in Motion

A “love letter to all the Black dancers that have paved and continue to pave the way”, Amber Barbee Pickens’ coloring book showcases stunning illustrations that also serve to educate about Black history in the arts. Learn more about the notable and inspiring historical figures from Blooming in... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-23 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Arachne Press expands into audiobooks

Arachne Press has taken a leap into the world of audiobooks, with nine books due for publication this year set to be simultaneously released in audio format. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-22 18:36:45 UTC ]
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