Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Capital Crime launches digital festival

Capital Crime has launched a digital festival to showcase crime and thriller writers and offer readers the opportunity to connect with authors.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-13 04:47:29 UTC ]
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Barnsley revisits old territory as Castle Howard launches Brideshead Festival

The Fourth Estate founder and former HarperCollins chief reveals plans for a June festival based around Evelyn Waugh’s iconic novel, and reflects on the evolution of the book business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-12 12:31:36 UTC ]
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Key Tips for How to Read More This Year

By Oliver Tearle Finding the time to relax with a good book can be difficult, but there are a few practical steps you can take which might help to increase your book-reading productivity in 2020.  We’re sceptical of lists which promise ‘sure-fire ways to guarantee you’ll read more this year’,... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-01-11 15:00:55 UTC ]
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J.D. Vance has launched a VC fund named after a Tolkien artifact and backed by Peter Thiel.

As Bloomberg reports, J. D. Vance, bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy, Yale graduate, and venture capitalist has teamed up with Peter Thiel, Eric Schmidt, and Marc Andreessen of Silicon Valley to establish a venture capital firm in Ohio called Narya Capital. If “Narya” sounds familiar to you,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-10 20:12:30 UTC ]
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New Literary Agency Specializes in Children’s and YA Graphic Content

Returning to earlier career experience in comics and graphic novels, Janna Morishima is focusing on visual storytelling in her relaunched agency venture. The post New Literary Agency Specializes in Children’s and YA Graphic Content appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-01-10 12:30:35 UTC ]
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'Hillbilly Elegy' author launches VC fund to invest in Triangle startups

Investor J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” has launched a venture capital firm based in Cincinnati, according to multiple media reports. The Ohio native’s firm, Narya Capital, will invest in startups in the Raleigh, Durham and cities such as Salt Lake City,... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-01-10 12:20:00 UTC ]
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WI15: Bookselling in The City That Reads

Baltimore has long since replaced its nickname from the 1980s, the City That Reads, but it still rings true for today’s independent booksellers in the city. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2019

Though we've named our best books of 2019, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2019. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading will supposedly make you a better person. That’s not the real reason to pick up a book.

Sure, novels can encourage empathy and other virtues, but what they offer is more subtle, more complicated, more important. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-09 15:00:00 UTC ]
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PW’s Most-Read Comics Stories of 2019

The enormous popularity of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man graphic novel series, trends in the changing U.S. comics and graphic novel retail landscape, and the growing popularity of manga and anime-influenced Japanese light novels, were among PW’s most-read stories about comics in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Without Much Fanfare, News Corp’s The Sun Launches a U.S. Site

U.K. newspaper The Sun quietly launched a free U.S. website on Wednesday morning as News Corp tries to take advantage Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-01-08 22:45:38 UTC ]
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Legend Times launches non-fiction publisher Hero

The Legend Times group has launched a new publisher called Hero, specialising in "inspirational and thought-provoking" non-fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-08 20:47:54 UTC ]
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Sphere to publish 'Brummy Mummy of 2' Emma Conway

Sphere is publishing "Brummy Mummy of 2" blogger and influencer Emma Conway's début book of poetry for Mother's Day. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-07 23:30:20 UTC ]
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Some graphic novels to read in 2020

Gene Luen Yang and Noelle Stevenson are just a couple of the creators with highly anticipated books this year. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Prize launched for university presses tackling global issues

A new prize has been launched to recognise the work university presses do in addressing issues of global importance. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-07 12:50:08 UTC ]
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Read Harder: Books Written By Or About Refugees

When the news becomes too difficult to watch, these books about refugees will having you questioning the blurred line between fiction and reality. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-07 11:38:59 UTC ]
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Authors launch auction for Australian bushfire crisis

Authors including Joanna Harris and Richard Flanagan are raising money for firefighters battling bushfires in Australia by offering signed books, illustrations, experiences and writers' services in a Twitter auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 19:12:57 UTC ]
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Mumby joins The Soho Agency from Macnaughton Lord

Theatre and performing arts agent Helen Mumby has been appointed a director of The Soho Agency, joining from Macnaughton Lord Representation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 14:08:59 UTC ]
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Read Harder 2020: A Picture Book With A Human Main Character From A Marginalized Community

Read these spectacular picture books featuring human main characters from a marginalized community. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-06 11:32:03 UTC ]
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Federica Martin Leonardis to close agency

Federica Martin Leonardis has announced she is leaving the agency world to concentrate on being a mother and tackle new projects. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 09:28:11 UTC ]
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