The book trade must beware lipstick feminism

If a feminist brand, blogger or publisher is only centred on thin straight white women, then it’s not feminism, it’s misogyny, says Molly Masters.    Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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The Predecessor To Google Books, Facebook Graph Search, And Rewind.me--In The Early 1900s

You want an idea to survive hundreds or thousands of years? Step one: Don’t write it on paper. Alexander Konta believed this deeply. Paper yellows and withers and crumbles; it is the printed form of Alzheimer’s. “Why not make [text] imperishable by photographing the written word after it has... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair names Costa as Brazil partner

The Frankfurt Book Fair has named Richard Costa as an associate partner for Brazil and South... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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An unexpected discovery yields a charming children's book

How two gallery owners found 'Rhoda's Ocean' – an unpublished children's book hiding under a pile of laundry. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Children still prefer reading physical books, finds Scholastic

The number of children who have read an ebook has almost doubled since 2010 but children still... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Dan Brown to release new book in May

Dan Brown, bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code, is to release a new book in May called Inferno. Continue reading at BBC News

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Macmillan Children’s Books appoints Gosling

Macmillan Children's Books has made further changes to its publishing team, appointing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Critics Circle Awards Shortlist Includes Just One Translation

Add to the growing list of prize shortlists the latest from the NBCC, which includes just a single translation: Lauren Binet's HHhH, translated by Sam Taylor. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Critics Circle announces finalists for awards

The late journalist Anthony Shadid, Los Angeles writer Reyna Grande and the novelist Zadie Smith were among the finalists announced Monday for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards. The late journalist Anthony Shadid, Los Angeles writer Reyna Grande and the novelist Zadie Smith... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Audiobooks.com drops all-you-can-listen-to book plan

When Audiobooks.com launched a year ago, the service’s distinguishing factor was that it provided unlimited audiobook listening for a flat $25 monthly fee. On Monday, the company changed course and switched to a two-tier pricing model for a specific number of books. Audiobooks.com now charges... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bertrams reports strong Christmas trading

Bertrams has announced strong Christmas trading, with the book wholesaler reporting a 5.7%... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rewrite for National Book Awards

The National Book Awards are getting a rewrite.New rules announced Tuesday include a "long list" of 10 nominees to be offered for each of the four competitive categories before being narrowed to the traditional five finalists. And the pool of judges will be expanded beyond writers to include... Continue reading at Crains New York

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Union Books acquires trail-walking title

Union Books has acquired a "strikingly original" non-fiction debut, The Will to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Analyzing 2012′s Bestselling Books and Ebooks in the US and UK

Trade magazines Publishers Weekly and The Bookseller have put out new lists analyzing the bestselling books of 2012. No surprise, but E.L. James dominated. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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McDonald's in UK will distribute books rather than toys

The fast food restaurant chain is aiming to distribute 15 million books by the end of 2014. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Winter book preview

Local and national booksellers discuss some of the books they're most anticipating in 2013.Looking ahead to books in 2013 is a little like predicting the Los Angeles weather: sunny, pleasant, better than average. The fiction fields are fertile, the nonfiction skies clear and the young adult... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Shortlist announced for Blue Peter Book Awards

Walker Books and Scholastic have picked up two nominations each in the shortlists for the 2013... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The trade makes predictions for 2013

Another year of "breakneck" digital growth, a resurgence on the high street, further... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Peter Pan moves to WWII in a new comic book series

Captain Hook becomes a Nazi and Peter Pan is a freedom fighter in the series 'Peter Panzerfaust.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle Touch updated with new UI, Whipersync for Voice and comic book navigation

Still have an old Kindle Touch sitting around? You have some new features to play with. Despite replacing it with a brighter son, Amazon is still updating its original touch sensitive e-reader -- outfitting it with a new UI, enhanced parental controls and Whispersync for Voice, which shares... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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When Creativity Takes A Wrong Turn: Lousy Book Covers

Aptly titled new Tumblr "Lousy Book Covers" collects the delightfully dubious achievements in jacket design. The book Spending Christmas With a Yeti is already at a marketplace disadvantage, what with that title, but then there’s the book cover. Oh boy, where to start. The real-life... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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