This new AR app puts women back in the history books

Up to 89% of history textbook references are devoted to men, so “Lessons in Herstory” aims to restore women’s standing in the American story. Open up most elementary and high school history books and you’ll find stories of corruption, triumph, innovation, conflict, and resolution, that all have contributed to make the United States into the country it is today.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Book People rebrands under Bayliss to put books back in the driving seat

Following an unsettled five years, The Book People’s new c.e.o. Claire Bayliss has arrived with a fresh vision for the company: a rebrand and a further restructure, delivering significant profit over the next three years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-16 03:08:07 UTC ]
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For codependents — yes, many of us are women — a book that feels like a powerful strike back

“Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls,” by Nina Renata Aron is both harrowing and essential. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-22 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Alternate Histories and Silenced Women: Sue Monk Kidd on Her New Novel The Book of Longing

In this episode, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her upcoming novel The Book of Longings, which is from the point of view of Ana, the wife of Jesus. Kidd talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how alternate histories... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 17:30:46 UTC ]
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The problem with Hairy Maclary: Meet the Rebel Girls putting women into picture books

Women are half the world's population and the majority of university graduates. They are most of the young doctors, lawyers and accountants. A girl can grow up to be a prime minister, a priest, a prison guard, and yes, even a princess. There's a million and one ways to be a woman in today's... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Writing and gun violence, women in criticism, politics at the Festival of Books and more

I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg — welcome to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY What can poetry do in the face of gun violence? Critic at large Adriana E. Ramirez attended a reading — in Florida, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland — that... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair’s ‘Book and Screen Week’ Embraces Women’s Suffrage Centenary

The writings and adaptations of  'oustanding female writers whose work continues to be iconic and influential' is featured in the 'Book and Screen Week' program that runs parallel to London Book Fair in April. The post London Book Fair’s ‘Book and Screen Week’ Embraces Women’s Suffrage Centenary... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Can Women Change the World? Book by Book 

As a literary agent, Frankfurt has been a launch pad for some of the most powerful women’s voices from around the world. This year will be no different. The post How Can Women Change the World? Book by Book  appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The History of Books Chronicled in ‘Books’

Although book historian Martyn Lyons has already published a half-dozen titles about books and reading, he still uncovered surprises about the subject while researching his forthcoming Books: A Living History, an illustrated overview of books in every form as well as the growth of the publishing... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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As IPA Backs Simon & Schuster on Bolton Book, Court Hearing Yields Little

A Friday afternoon court hearing on the Trump challenge to John Bolton's book produces no prior restraint, and Simon & Shuster thanks the International Publishers Association for its support. The post As IPA Backs Simon & Schuster on Bolton Book, Court Hearing Yields Little appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-06-19 21:17:52 UTC ]
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All-women shortlist for 2020's Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award

Women writers exclusively make up the latest Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award shortlist, with titles competing including Bernardine Evaristo's Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) and Oyinkan Braithwaite’s darkly comic debut My Sister, the Serial Killer (Atlantic Books). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-10 20:21:27 UTC ]
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D.C. Bookstore Uses Food Delivery App for Books

Starting this week, Washington D.C.’s Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is using Postmates, an app largely used for food delivery, to get books in the hands of readers in the D.C. area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Are women's book festivals part of the problem?

The moment they hit the press, the reviews for The Mirror And The Light were glowing. A “shoo-in for the Booker Prize” said the Guardian. “A masterpiece of historical fiction” according to the Independent. “Does it merit another Booker?” asks the Evening Standard, before concluding “yes it... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-27 10:51:38 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club is back, virtually, with L.A. noir authors

Join author Steph Cha and Joe Ide for a streaming conversation about new L.A. noir. The March 30 event will be live. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-25 19:15:02 UTC ]
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Rick Atkinson Wins American History Book Prize

The award from the New-York Historical Society honors the first installment of his planned trilogy about the American Revolution, which emphasizes the conflict’s costs and uncertainties. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-17 12:00:06 UTC ]
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Before 'American Dirt,' a history of Oprah's Book Club controversies

Oprah Winfrey first launched Oprah's Book Club on Sept. 16, 1996, 10 years into "The Oprah Winfrey Show," one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in television history. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-10 14:00:38 UTC ]
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Guardian Faber nets history of women's football

Guardian Faber has netted a general history of women’s football by Suzanne Wrack, the Guardian’s women’s football correspondent. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-09 06:34:30 UTC ]
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5 New Books Written By Women That Get Real About Mental Health

As the public conversations around mental health continue to grow, these new books about living with mental illness offer more insight. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-28 11:41:26 UTC ]
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10 of the Biggest Book Deals in History

Ever wonder just how big a book deal payout can be? One reader ranked ten of the biggest book deals in history. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Quercus bags book on how 'male-centric' medicine endangers women's lives

Quercus is publishing Sex Matters by Dr Alyson McGregor, about how "male-centric" medical research studies and testing protocols impact on women's healthcare. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-21 02:40:12 UTC ]
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