Public asked to vote on favourite banned book

A public vote is set to launch this week to find the nation's favourite banned book. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Don’t ask what’s wrong with the reader, what's wrong with the books?': writing for readers with dyslexia

From tinting their pages yellow to redesigning fonts, publisher Barrington Stoke is leading the way in dyslexia-friendly books. They and their authors – including Meg Rosoff and Anthony McGowan – explain the practicalitiesMainstream understanding of dyslexia has come a long way from the days... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Save a Life—Support a Banned Book

Almost universally, books in America are challenged because they tackle difficult subjects, writes author I.W. Gregorio. "Police brutality. Coming out. Drug use. Issues of gender identity. Disability. Gun violence. Suicide." But books—particularly those that delve into tough topics, save lives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA

PEN America's new report asserts that 'diverse books' frequently are the first to be yanked when it comes to book challenges and 'soft censorship.' The post International Industry Notes: PEN America on Banning Books in the USA appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter tops nation's favourite book-into-film adaptations

The Harry Potter series is the nation's most-loved book-into-film adaptation, according to a survey, with classics also ranking high in list. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Prisons Banned My Book About Texas Prisoners

Banned Book Week, which started on Sunday, reminds us that no one sets out to write a banned book. But as long as speech threatens those in power, censorship, even in a country that espouses one of the most expansive free-speech regimes in the world, remains inevitable. Given that book banning... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2016-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Latest Ukrainian Ban of Russian Book Imports Under Consideration

Reports say the ban proposed to Ukraine's parliament members would require a book from Russia to have permission from a special public commission to be imported. The post Latest Ukrainian Ban of Russian Book Imports Under Consideration appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Book Week Gets Diverse

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read that shines a light on censorship of reading material in the United States, has begun. This year, the event focuses on diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Game of Thrones book publication date 'not finalised'

George R R Martin's UK publisher HarperCollins has said "nothing has been finalised regarding the publication or the date" of the author's much anticipated sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, after reports surfaced that it would be published in March next year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cinderella voted UK’s favourite fairytale

Cinderella is the most popular fairytale in the UK, according to a new poll of 2,000 parents.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tyndale Postpones Publication of Ex-Pastor's Book

Tyndale House is delaying the publication of a new title by former NewSpring pastor Perry Noble, who is undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week to Focus on Diversity

The annual celebration of the freedom to read, set this year for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, will focus on banned books written by people of color. The event will also look to examine why titles by diverse writers are so often challenged. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Final Umberto Eco book publication pushed forward after author's death

Pape Satàn Aleppe: Chronicles of a Liquid Society is a collection of essays that was originally set to be published in May 2016The release date of the final book by the Italian novelist Umberto Eco, who died on 19 February, has been pushed forward from May 2016 to come out this weekend in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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My Job In 5, Sarah Sleath, production and editorial assistant/ publicity and marketing assistant, Swales and Willis/Impress Books

This week I asked Sarah Sleath about he dual role as both production and editorial assistant and publicity and marketing assistant at both Swales and Willis and Impress Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Alaska parents call for James Dawson book ban

James Dawson has spoken of his frustration that a group of parents in Alaska are trying to get his non-fiction YA title This Book is Gay banned from the local library, saying there are some “hate-filled people in this world”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sarah Waters, Ross Raisin, Adam Foulds, Andrew Cowan, Helen Simpson share writing tips, favourite books by young writers

Past winners of the The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writers of the Year Award share their writing tips and their favourite books written by writers aged 35 and under. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple Asks Supreme Court to Overturn E-books Decision

In their petition, Apple suggested a negative effect on the economy if the decision was left to stand. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK rights for banned YA book still available after US rights sold

UK rights for Ted Dawe’s divisive award-winning YA novel, Into the River, are still available, Penguin Random House NZ has confirmed, after US and Canadian rights were sold to independent American publisher Polis Books. Polis Books also acquired the rights to Dawe’s earlier novel Thunder Road... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Karen Finley, Banned Books Week and the responsibilities of art

It's only fitting that the 25th anniversary edition of Karen Finley's “Shock Treatment” (City Lights: 144 pp., $15.95 paper) should come out in time for Banned Books Week, the literary holiday about which I feel most consistently ambivalent. If Banned Books Week represents, in many ways, a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week: How it's being celebrated across the country

Banned Books Week, which celebrates works that have been challenged or banned, is being held this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. The number of challenges reported this year is low in comparison to recent figures, according to the American Library Association. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Does Banned Books Week Really Matter Anymore?

Banned Books Week garners headlines and is easy to support, but some believe its an anachronism that 'traffics in fear-mongering over censorship.' The post Does Banned Books Week Really Matter Anymore? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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