Thousands mark 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death with pledges to continue his fight for civil rights

Five decades after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., thousands of people began to gather on the downtown streets of this Southern city and across the country to mourn his death, celebrate his life and rekindle his struggle for economic and social justice. In an echo of King’s... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Transworld to mark Wood's 25th anniversary with library giveaway

Transworld is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Val Wood's first novel, The Hungry Tide (Penguin Random House), by giving out 10 sets of all the author’s books to Hull libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Horrid Henry book to mark series' 25th anniversary in 2019

Francesca Simon is publishing a new Horrid Henry book in 2019 with Hachette Children's Group as part of the series' 25th birthday celebrations. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ to Fight Election Interference, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, published a roughly 3,300-word blog post cataloging the steps the company has taken to prevent a repeat of the 2016 manipulation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker makes online song and dance for Prize's 50th anniversary with Adam Kay

The Booker Prize Foundation has launched an online celebration for the Man Booker Prize’s 50th anniversary, charting key moments in the prize’s history. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beijing Book Fair 2018: Continued Enthusiasm for Rights Buying and New Topics

The five-day Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) kicked off on Wednesday with Morocco as the country of honor and expanded zones for children’s licensing and digital technologies. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Extraordinary' Eyewear contracts 'interfere with poets' civil rights'

Independent press Eyewear Publishing has drawn criticism from the Society of Authors over its treatment of poets, including contracts “constituting an unwarranted interference with their civil rights”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Jew Who Fights for Evangelical Rights? Only in Russia

Despite his own struggles being Jewish in Soviet Russia, journalist Arkady Polishchuk risked his life to speak out against the brutal mistreatment of Christians, as told in his memoir ‘Dancing on Thin Ice.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CrimeFest marks 10th anniversary with 4,000-book giveaway

CrimeFest is celebrating its 10th anniversary by teaming up with publishers to give away 4,000 crime novels for free all over the country.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Martin Lewis is right to take on Facebook – it has too much power | Ellie Mae O’Hagan

As some publishers try to clean up rogue online advertising, the platform has been slow to act on complaints. Time for regulationOne of the ways Facebook has been able to get away with some pretty questionable behaviour over the years is that exploiting users’ data is an abstract problem that... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mantel and Ishiguro among stars at Man Booker 50th anniversary festival

A “star-studded” line up for the announcement of the Golden Man Booker prize, including authors such as Hilary Mantel and Kazuo Ishiguro, as well as special BBC broadcasts and seven publishing masterclasses will be among the events featured in the Man Booker’s 50th anniversary festival in July. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven indie bookshops get £1,750 to mark Macmillan anniversary

Pan Macmillan has launched a competition for seven independent booksellers across the UK and Ireland to celebrate the 175th anniversary of parent company Macmillan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MacLehose marks 10th anniversary with 'adventurous reading' promotion

MacLehose Press is celebrating turning 10 this year with a 10-month promotion with bookshops and libraries that aims to help readers make fresh discoveries in international fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Virago Modern Classics marks 40 years with anniversary series

Virago is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Modern Classics series with the publication of 13 "deluxe" illustrated paperbacks, showcasing authors such as Muriel Spark, Angela Carter and Patricia Highsmith. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mary Shelley biography to mark Frankenstein's 200th anniversary

Wren & Rock, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, is marking next month’s 200th anniversary of Frankenstein with a book about Mary Shelley. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FCBG gears up for 50th anniversary celebrations

The Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) will this year celebrate its 50th anniversary by launching a series of special events and releasing a book about its history. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Death of magazines 'overplayed' as titles bid to fight Facebook effect

Despite a torrid year, leading media agency says UK consumer magazine market has been ‘seriously undervalued’ by marketersThe death of magazines has been overplayed, according to a leading media agency, despite a torrid year that has featured the British title Glamour ending its monthly print... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction Observes Its 50th Anniversary in 2018

Ahead of special events for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction's half-century anniversary, the foundation releases a desk diary with covers of winning titles. The post The UK’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction Observes Its 50th Anniversary in 2018 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Globe Pequot Marks 70th Anniversary, Names Schnell Publisher

Rowman and Littlefield’s trade group, is wrapping up its 70th year of publishing by naming a new publisher to succeed Jim Childs following his retirement earlier this fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Flurry of Titles Mark 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Books releasing around the October 31 anniversary of the Protestant Reformation examine the long-lasting ramifications of Martin Luther and his 95 Theses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TV rights to The King's Assassin bought by Hera Pictures

Hera Pictures has acquired the TV rights to Emmy-award winning writer and historian Benjamin Woolley's new book, The King’s Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I (Pan Macmillan). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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