The 15th-Century Wool Worker’s Son Who Made Books for Princes and Popes

“The Bookseller of Florence,” by Ross King, tells the history of Renaissance bookmaking through the story of Vespasiano da Bisticci, who rose from humble roots to dominate the trade. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-13 09:00:07 UTC ]
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The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish

A book published during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur has a greater chance of being in print today than one published during the time of Reagan.     Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2013-07-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Workers to Hold Day of Solidarity with Amazon Workers

Book business workers at a number of bookstores, publishers, and literary publicity firms have declared a Book Workers Day of Solidarity on March 26 in support of Amazon workers organizing to form a union in Bessemer, Ala. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Cover Reveal: 'Dear Pope Francis,' the First Children's Book by the Pope

Check out the cover of Pope Francis' first children's book, 'Dear Pope Francis,' scheduled to be published by Loyola Press on March 1, 2016. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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E-book deal's the steal of the century; 4000 pirated books

An Australian group-buying site owned by Microsoft and Nine sold ebook readers bundled with a treasure trove of thousands of pirated books including the full Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

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Meghan wrote a children's book inspired by Harry and Archie's father-son bond

'The Bench,' a new children's book by the former Meghan Markle, is based on a Father's Day poem she wrote for her husband, Prince Harry. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-05-04 17:21:16 UTC ]
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The Books That Made Me: 8 Writers on Their Literary Inspirations

In decades past, the Book Review occasionally asked young authors about their biggest influences. For our 125th anniversary, we put the question to a new generation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-15 18:35:31 UTC ]
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21 Books for the 21st Century: The Longlist, by The Editors of WLT

Lit Lists Earlier this spring, the editors of WLT invited twenty-one writers to nominate one book, published since the year 2000, that has had a major influence on their own work, along with a brief statement explaining their choice. Now it’s your turn... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2021-03-31 20:04:23 UTC ]
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Canceling My Book Deal Was the Best Career Move I’ve Ever Made

I started querying agents for my memoir, Negative Space, in 2012, after two years of writing and revising. I got a few rounds of passes, including several friendly rejections in which agents said they just didn’t “know how to sell” my book. I heard this refrain enough times that I started... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-03-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Mackenzie Smith made picture books publisher at S&S Children's

Helen Mackenzie Smith has been promoted to the newly created role of picture books publisher at Simon & Schuster Children's.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-08 18:09:06 UTC ]
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PW’s 2020 Person of the Year: The Book Business Worker

The most important people in the book business in 2020 are not the powerhouse agents or the megabestselling authors or the Big Five CEOs. It is the collective of book business workers, often overworked and underpaid, that kept the industry afloat and challenged it to live up to greater standards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Verso Books just announced a union—and they have advice for other publishing workers.

There’s a new union on the block: Verso Books announced today that its staff has organized to join the Washington-Baltimore News Guild (WBNG), a unit of the NewsGuild and the Communications Workers of America. Management voluntarily recognized the union last week, according to a statement from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-30 20:48:23 UTC ]
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Here’s every winner of the National Book Award for Fiction and Nonfiction during the 21st century.

Dust off your formal wear and break out the bubbly because the National Book Awards (a.k.a. the Oscars of the book world) are nearly upon us. Yes, in just a few short hours, five dumbstruck authors will be fêted, garlanded, and welcomed into the American literary pantheon. For those of you... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-18 17:04:53 UTC ]
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A former Mueller prosecutor’s upcoming book will cover “mistakes” the team made.

Andrew Weissmann, who served as a prosecutor for Robert Mueller during an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, is releasing a book this fall—and says it will include details on the investigation’s “mistakes.” Random House will publish Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-14 17:26:22 UTC ]
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Audrey Hepburn's son and daughter-in-law write children's book about her

Princeton Architectural Press will publish Sean and Karin Hepburn Ferrer's Little Audrey's Daydream, about actress Audrey Hepburn. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 02:24:58 UTC ]
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Fairies and their magical worlds have captivated us for centuries. Here are some of the books that did it best.

Emerging from the mist of British folk tales and beliefs, the Fae did not always resemble the cute winged creatures in Disney’s “Peter Pan.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-16 05:17:33 UTC ]
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All the books in my 300 boxes sparked joy. The lockdown made me rethink why I was keeping them.

I ordered a Zippy Shell storage unit and prepared to say goodbye. It wasn’t easy. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-10 05:30:31 UTC ]
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Workers Across Book Business Take Collective Action Against Racism

On June 8, a group of more than 1,100 workers across book and media industries, most of them junior staffers, will take a day off from work, donate a day's pay to one of a number of fundraisers, and use their time to engage in acts of service in an effort to protest the killings of George Floyd,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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HCG signs picture book from Dr Ranj celebrating key workers

Dr Ranj Singh, of ITV’s "Dr Ranj: On Call" and CBeebies' "Get Well Soon" series, has signed a three-book deal with Hachette Children's Group—including a picture book celebrating key workers in the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-31 20:36:34 UTC ]
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Gibson Square to publish book on Prince Andrew and Epstein

Gibson Square will publish Prince Andrew: The End of the Monarchy and Epstein by Nigel Cawthorne.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-22 03:45:02 UTC ]
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