The New Yorker Article Heard Round the World

John Hersey’s article titled simply “Hiroshima,” which comprised the entire feature space in the August 31, 1946, issue of The New Yorker, has been called by many the greatest, or at least the most important, journalistic achievement of the past century. Its life was extended when it was soon published as a best-selling book that […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Books Heard ‘Round the World: A New Survey of International Audiobook Markets

The Audio Publishers Association, Bookrepublic, and Bologna Children's Book Fair have begun surveying various audiobook markets. The post Books Heard ‘Round the World: A New Survey of International Audiobook Markets appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Publishing has to keep up with the world, not the other way round | Candice Carty-Williams

A survey of diversity – or lack of it – in the US books industry makes for dismal reading once moreThe results of a survey of diversity in the world of US publishing were released last month. The figures cover executives, editorial staff, sales, publicity and marketing as well as reviewers,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Article by Caroline Calloway's 'Ghost Writer' Making Rounds in Hollywood

Natalie Beach, who came out as the ghost writer for Instagram-influencer-turned-failed-memoirist Caroline Calloway in an article on the 'Cut,' is now being represented by CAA—and her viral piece has become a hot commodity in Hollywood. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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With Facebook's Instant Articles, Publishers Contemplate a Social-First World

Reports from the last few weeks hinted it was coming, but the debut of Facebook's Instant Articles sent a shiver down plenty of publisher's spines this morning anyway. And why wouldn't they react in that fashion? One of their chief traffic drivers could suddenly siphon away audiences and ad... Continue reading at AdWeek

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All Publishers Can Now Test Ads in the Related Articles Section of Facebook’s Instant Articles

Facebook began testing ads in the related articles section of its Instant Articles in late March, and the results for publishers in the test group promoted the social network to expand the test to all publishers Thursday. Facebook introduced Instant Articles in May 2015 as a way to enable... Continue reading at AdWeek

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J&J's World Cup Campaign Barely Mentions Soccer or World Cup

No soccer players, no references to Rio de Janiero or Brazil. Is this any way to launch a World Cup campaign?Johnson & Johnson thinks so. The official health-care sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is kicking off its U.S. marketing effort for the games by hardly mentioning them.... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Dispatches from an Overheated World: On “Tales of Two Planets”

THE DEVELOPERS OF Beirut’s Eden Bay needed to clean up the raw sewage on the beach of their luxury development, so they rerouted it into a storm pipe. “And then the rains came,” writes Lina Mounzer in her darkly comedic account from the new anthology Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Czesław Miłosz Confronts the Dark and Immutable Order of the World

When Czesław Miłosz (1911–2004) visited the University of Oklahoma in April 1978 to be honored as the fifth laureate of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, he marveled over the improbability of it all: “The Neustadt literary prize belongs too, in my opinion, to those things which... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Leave the World Behind by Rumann Alam, Read by Marin Ireland

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Marin Ireland narrates Rumaan Alam’s stunning audiobook Leave the World Behind, which... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Reading Rumaan Alam's Apocalypse Novel At The End Of The World

In "Leave the World Behind," a family on vacation tries to ignore the catastrophe unfolding outside their cozy retreat. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Why is The Known World So Good?

Edward P. Jones’s The Known World occupies a somewhat odd space in the literary canon: it is highly decorated, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and it was even a bestseller, but 17 years after its publication, it feels curiously underread. I acknowledge, of course, that all notions of “underread,” like... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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CUP enters Latham's World of Bob Dylan

Cambridge University Press has scored a “unique and fresh” collection of new writing on Bob Dylan, to coincide with the star's 80th birthday in May 2021. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World Book Day plans outreach with book club and library collaboration

​A new monthly book club and greater outreach to public and school libraries are among the World Book Day plans for 2021, the charity’s c.e.o. has revealed at this year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Join Us for a Live Update on Translation From the Arab World

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The greatest job in the literary world is accepting applications again.

Are you happy in your current book world job? Do you arise each morning with a sense of purpose? Does social isolation, political turmoil, and inclement fall weather agree with you? Can you turn up to work barefoot and go snorkeling on your lunch break? If you answered “no” to any of the above... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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‘Welcome to the New World,’ by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan: An Excerpt

A new graphic novel expands on the Pulitzer-winning series about the challenges a family of Syrian refugees faced in America. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Walker Books secures world rights to DiCamillo and Blackall's first collaboration

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L.A.'s poet laureate isn't mincing words: 'The world's on fire. We're just trying to survive.'

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Ahead of the 20th National Book Festival, Laura Bush, Scott Turow, Michael Beschloss and others look back at the event’s storied beginning. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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