Tumblr's 'big update' promotes essay writing, fewer GIFs

If we're honest, there isn't enough money in monochrome erotica and Benedict Cumberbatch GIFs to sustain a billion-dollar website. That's why Tumblr is doing its very best to become more of a publishing platform that can attract the sort of writing (... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2015-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Five Religion Publishers Announce Promotions, Hires

The new year brought new roles and new hires to Nelson Books, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Convergent, Zondervan, and Herald Press. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Pubeasy Grows in 2020, Updated Platform Coming in March

MVB U.S.'s Pubeasy added 882 client bookstores in 2020, bringing its total client list to nearly 4,000. A modernized platform will debut in March. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Academic Libraries Aren’t Just for Writing Papers

Cast aside your assumptions about academic libraries. You'd be surprised what absolute gems of nerdery you can find in a college library. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-02-08 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Big Publishing Pushes Out Trump’s Last Fan

Top editors at Hachette have told employees that they’ve learned the lessons of the Capitol siege of Jan. 6: no hate speech, no incitement to violence, no false narratives. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-02-07 22:15:06 UTC ]
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Big Five named as defendants in US e-book price-fixing suit

US publishing's Big Five–Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster–have now been named as defendants in an amended class suit originally brought against Amazon alone for anti-competitive behaviour in relation to e-books in the US.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-07 12:47:23 UTC ]
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Clarke promoted to scout at Daniela Schlingmann

Sophie Clarke has been promoted to the role of scout at Daniela Schlingmann Literary Scouting.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-05 13:42:35 UTC ]
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A ‘money pit’ dog, an ailing owner and one big question

Journalist Martha Teichner tells the story of how she gained a pet and a friend. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-05 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Small Acts, Big Impact: 2021 Environmental Books for Young Readers

We spoke with authors and editors of forthcoming biographies about the importance of narrative nonfiction to educate and empower kids and teens about environmental issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Joan Didion commands the essay form in ‘Let Me Tell You What I Mean’

A collection of Didion's work showcases her evolution as a young writer and exhibits her preoccupation with understanding the world through writing. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2021-02-01 23:55:55 UTC ]
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Joan Didion commands the essay form in ‘Let Me Tell You What I Mean’

A collection of Didion's work showcases her evolution as a young writer and exhibits her preoccupation with understanding the world through writing. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2021-02-01 23:55:55 UTC ]
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Hamish Hamilton promotes Thompson and Chukwu after strong 2020 sales

Hamish Hamilton has promoted Hermione Thompson and Hannah Chukwu, with publishing director Simon Prosser hailing the best sales in at least a decade for the imprint in 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-01 06:56:51 UTC ]
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Michael Lewis writes 'stunning' coronavirus book for Allen Lane

Michael Lewis has written a “stunning” book on a group of people who predicted the coronavirus pandemic, to be rushed out by Allen Lane. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-28 20:37:13 UTC ]
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Vaseem Khan | 'I wanted to write a book just for myself, and I put in there all the things I love'

Vaseem Khan was reading about the history of Mumbai as part of research for his successful Baby Ganesh Agency series—which stars the newly retired Inspector Chopra and the elephant he inherits on his last day of work—when he came across a fact that made him sit up. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-28 16:04:12 UTC ]
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5 Audiobook Essay Collections Ideally Suited to Your Quarantine Walks

As a verb, one definition of essay is to try. As horrible as 2020 was, let’s pretend it means to try again. Audiobooks of self-contained pieces between twenty and sixty minutes seem perfectly suited for walks, commutes, and household chores. Essays might also be perfect for attention spans... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-28 09:48:07 UTC ]
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Embracing Imperfection: On Writing in a Second Language

More than twenty years ago, walking into a foreign bookstore in Tokyo, the first thing I noted was a slightly musty yet soothing scent. It came from the paper used for these books and magazines, which had been shipped from overseas—the paper either thicker or thinner, and certainly rougher, than... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-27 09:48:22 UTC ]
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22 Books That Helped Me Write the Story of My Transition

As a trans person, I spent most of my life with my head in a book imagining other lives, other bodies, and other histories. In some ways, my memoir is an amalgamation of all the books that kept me curious, kept me thinking it was worth it to keep going. Sometimes it was to dream […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-26 09:48:49 UTC ]
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Writing a Saudi American Novel When No One Has Done It Before

Before I spotted Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia on the shelves of a Borders bookstore near my Pennsylvania college, I had never seen a book about a Saudi woman before. Princess, according to its book jacket, which featured a fully veiled woman in high heels, was... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-25 09:48:19 UTC ]
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As Political Divide Widens, Will Big Houses Rethink Conservative Publishing?

In the wake of the events of January 6, will the Big Five think twice about publishing conservative authors? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-22 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Brayden Harrington, Who Bonded With Biden Over Stuttering, Will Write a Book

Brayden Harrington, 13, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, will write a picture book, “Brayden Speaks Up,” HarperCollins announced. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-01-21 11:55:52 UTC ]
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Tapas Sees Big Gains for Digital Comics

Digital comics delivered via mobile devices are attracting impressive traffic and generating revenue for artists and publishers. Tapas, a small U.S.-based mobile comics startup, reported impressive recent growth, and announced plans to partner with traditional print publishers like Scholastic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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