SoA seeks new law to protect authors

The Society of Authors is lobbying the government to introduce a new law to protect authors' and creators' contracts. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How an acclaimed author decided to write fiction for Black women like her

Deesha Philyaw talks about the long gestation of her collection 'The Secret Lives of Church Ladies,' a Times Book Prize finalist for first fiction. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-06 16:30:19 UTC ]
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Captain Underpants author withdraws book over 'passive racism'

Publisher Scholastic says it will no longer distribute The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the FutureCaptain Underpants author Dav Pilkey has apologised for “harmful racial stereotypes and passively racist imagery” in one of his graphic novels for children, which has been... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-03-29 12:33:28 UTC ]
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Beverly Cleary, Beloved Children’s Book Author, Dies at 104

Her funny stories about Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, the sisters Ramona and Beezus Quimby, and a motorcycling mouse named Ralph never talked down to readers. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-03-27 22:33:26 UTC ]
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Beverly Cleary, beloved author who chronicled schoolyard scrapes and feisty kids, dies at 104

Her best-selling children’s books included “Henry Huggins” and “Ramona the Pest.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-26 09:19:11 UTC ]
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Sarah Pinborough, author of ‘Behind Her Eyes,’ talks about that controversial twist

“You’re allowed to hate it,” Pinborough says of the ending of her book — and the show. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-26 06:00:00 UTC ]
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Muriel Jaeger, a trailblazing science fiction author, deserves a new look

Jaeger’s 1920s novels, ‘The Question Mark’ and ‘The Man With Six Senses,’ are H.G. Wellsian works of love and science. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-24 16:24:26 UTC ]
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Glennon Doyle doesn’t work alone: The ‘Untamed’ author and agent Margaret Riley King discuss their creative process

“Our collaboration is like a river,” Doyle says of working with her agent. “We’re in it all the time together.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-24 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian author, physician and feminist activist, dies at 89

She campaigned against female genital mutilation and wrote more than 50 novels, plays, story collections and nonfiction books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-23 09:59:11 UTC ]
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Authors fear the worst if Penguin owner takes over Simon & Schuster

Analysis: if Bertelsmann, owner of Penguin Random House, buys US publisher, writers expect smaller deals and less choice for readersUK watchdog investigates Penguin owner’s Simon & Schuster takeoverJokes circulated online when, in 2013, Penguin and Random House merged: would the new... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-03-22 23:24:23 UTC ]
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AAPI Authors, Bookstagrammers Organize Support Campaign

Asian American and Pacific Islander members of the book business have launched a social media campaign, #StandUpforAAPI, intended to raise awareness of the ongoing violence and hate incidents targeting AAPI communities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild, HMH Partner to Publish Benefit Collaborative Novel

The Authors Guild Foundation has reached a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to publish a collaborative novel edited by the acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood that will feature the writing of more than a dozen notable authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author

The three shortlists announced today comprise nine titles selected from a total 39 longlisted works. Winners are to be named in May. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-03-16 16:41:14 UTC ]
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Maryland Legislature Passes Law Supporting Library Access to Digital Content

The Maryland legislature this week became the first to pass legislation that would ensure libraries can license digital content that is available to consumers. Similar legislation is pending in New York and Rhode Island. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Phantom Tollbooth Author Norton Juster Has Died at 91

Norton Juster, architect and author of the beloved children's book The Phantom Tollbooth, has passed away. Here is the legacy he has left. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-10 16:54:56 UTC ]
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House Introduces Bill Seeking $5 Billion for Library Facilities

The Build America’s Libraries Act was introduced in the House of Representatives this week by Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI) and Don Young (R-AK) and would provide $5 billion to address decades of needed repairs, updates, as well as the construction of modern library facilities in underserved and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-05 05:00:00 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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PRH authors including Dawkins and Mackesy share reasons for hope

Penguin Random House UK is publishing a series of essays from its authors, including Richard Dawkins and Charlie Mackesy, offering reasons to feel hopeful about the months and years ahead. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-01 14:00:07 UTC ]
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Sourcebooks Launches Women Voices Imprint with E.L. James as First Author

Sourcebooks has launched a new imprint company founder Dominique Raccah said will “expand what publishing can be for women authors.” E.L. James' backlist titles will become part of the imprint April 1. Pam Jaffee has joined Sourcebooks to help direct the imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Watch 'Migrations' author Charlotte McConaghy live from Australia

Watch "Migrations" author Charlotte McConaghy live from Australia at the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-02-24 22:47:16 UTC ]
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Publicists get inventive to boost debut authors during 'tough' lockdown

Resourceful publicists are having to be inventive to launch debuts as the lockdown rumbles on and shops remain closed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-23 09:01:07 UTC ]
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