‘We’re looking for mistresses': How obit site Legacy combats trolling the deceased

Obituary site Legacy.com suffers from online trolls like every other digital publisher. But reader engagement through guestbook comments is a core part of its offering, so it can't really shut them down. Instead, it's developed an elaborate screening process over the years that's part machine, part human, for the times when people would speak ill of the dead. "It's not the sort of thing you can totally automate, because people can always find new ways to say bad things," said chief screener Katie Falzone. The post ‘We’re looking for mistresses': How obit site Legacy combats trolling the deceased appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

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This Filipino American Memoir Confronts Privilege, Sacrifice, and Colonialism’s Legacy

Like the complex Philippine history the book aims to depict, there is no single sentence that can sum up Albert Samaha’s Concepcion, especially when he renders that history through the lens of his own diasporic family, dating back to his ancestors’ first encounter with Europeans. Though... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-10-13 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Educational publishers win injunction against unlicensed e-book sites

Educational publishers Macmillan Learning, Cengage Group, Elsevier, McGraw Hill and Pearson have obtained a preliminary injunction against 60 websites that sell illegal, unlicensed copies of e-books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-28 14:17:26 UTC ]
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Remember Elvira? The mistress of the dark is still here, and she has some bombshells to drop.

Cassandra Peterson’s memoir, “Yours Cruelly, Elvira,” is as engrossingly odd as her career has been. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘Turbo-charge a legacy newsroom’: A Q&A with Fortune’s new editor in chief Alyson Shontell

Alyson Shontell discusses bringing her digital media experience to a legacy publisher, her goals to 'turbo-charge' its subscriptions business and use of data, and what it's like to be the first woman to take on the role. The post ‘Turbo-charge a legacy newsroom’: A Q&A with Fortune’s new... Continue reading at Digiday

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Educational Publishers Win Another Injunction Against Pirate Sites

The injunction is the fourth successful action in two years for the group, known as the Educational Publishers Enforcement Group, which consists of Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan Learning, McGraw Hill and Pearson. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookshop site partners with Modern Films to support indies

Online retailer Bookshop.org is partnering with Modern Films on a new initative to support indie bookshops and film institutions across the UK, after a challenging 15 months owing to the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Delving deep into the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson

Wildflowers on the highway got the headlines, but she wielded a quiet influence. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How grief became path-breaking poetry in Victoria Chang's 'Obit'

After her parents fell ill, Victoria Chang, finalist for a Times Book Prize, wrote 'Obit,' poems styled as obituaries of loved ones — and herself. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Ishiguro tops retail site Bookshop's first monthly chart

Retail website Bookshop.org has revealed its first Indie Champions list, a new monthly chart of its bestselling books, with Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun (Faber) hitting number one in March. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Octavia Butler's legacy celebrated at Barbican feminist literary festival

The legacy of science fiction author Octavia Butler is to be explored at the Barbican's New Suns feminist literary festival this month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-04 07:24:31 UTC ]
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Pearson releases editorial guidelines to combat systemic racism

Pearson has released a series of editorial guidelines on ethnicity and race, aiming to help fight systemic racism in education. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HarperCollins reveals 2025 Glasgow site move

HarperCollins will be moving to a new purpose-built warehouse and office facility in Robroyston, Glasgow, when the lease at its current nearby site expires in 2025, the firm has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Adds Five Languages to Its Site

Newly accessible in five more languages than before, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award site now offers its information in seven languages. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award Adds Five Languages to Its Site appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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'Hogwarts Legacy' has been delayed to 2022

Budding wizards and witches will have to wait a while longer to delve into Hogwarts Legacy. The open-world Harry Potter RPG, which was supposed to arrive this year, has been delayed to 2022. pic.twitter.com/9zqii6DZLm— Hogwarts Legacy (@HogwartsLeg... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2021-01-13 17:44:36 UTC ]
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Digital media company launches flagship site iPondr to 'foster a more connected society'

Digital media company Pondr Global launched its flagship site, called iPondr, on Monday. The site is focused on national stories that aren't quite breaking news. It launched with verticals including "Dimensions of Health," "Women at Work," and "The Great Rural" and stories on subjects like... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Cover Reveal: 'The Hawthorne Legacy'

We spoke with author Jennifer Lynn Barnes about following up her bestselling YA thriller 'The Inheritance Games' with a sequel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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My Life Is a Result of the Legacy of Colonialism

I first read Nadia Owusu’s debut memoir Aftershocks in June, as the United States—led by the white nationalist backed Republican administration—was several months into a still ongoing unchecked global pandemic which was disproportionately killing Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous Americans.... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2021-01-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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DC Comics Leaves Its Legacy Behind

The world’s #2 superhero comics publisher is undergoing a stress test. After several rounds of layoffs and controversial business decisions, comics fans, comics professionals, and retailers are speculating whether DC will choose to abandon comics publishing or the comics shop market entirely. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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John le Carré's Literary Legacy, Visualized

The master of the Cold War thriller, John le Carré, died Saturday at 89. In 2016, 'PW' took a deep dive into the nearly 60-year literary of le Carré and offered a data visualization of some highlights from his long literary career. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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