October 14, 2017

October 14, 2017

This week: a Canadian museum has launched a new digital collection, a news show host may cancel her book deal over the Harvey Weinstein allegations, a social media evangelist has been named school librarian of the year in the UK, Internet Archives have found a loophole in copyright law, Origin by Dan Brown has had a strong debut, publishers are building up experiential marketing plans, and a Russian blogger is in trouble for sharing an excerpt from a 30-year old novel. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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October 7, 2017

October 7, 2017

This week: a manuscript of the Book of Mormon has sold for $35 million, what is the Nobel committee looking for, Romance reading is on the rise and Romance readers aren’t happy with the New York Times, Kazuo Ishiguro is your 2017 Nobel Laureate, the copyright fight continues among scientific publications, and U.S. media organizations may be banned in Russia. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 30, 2017

September 30, 2017

This week: Amazon may have been too specific about their bestseller ratings, bargain books are on the rise, maybe classics shouldn’t be taught to young readers, Amazon Books is coming to DC and Austin, Playboy Publisher Hugh Hefner has died, the 5 under 35 has been announced, and Hemingway’s first short story has been found. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017

This week: a 25-word novel has been praised, a literary magazine is using essays to spotlight corner stores, a new collection of resources on the First Amendment is available for free, a Turkish novelist has released a short essay from prison, Hillary Clinton’s new book has set a sales record, one of the top American literary prizes has been awarded, and an exhibit on censorship has been censored. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017

This week: UNESCO releases its global literacy report, early reviews of Waiting for Godot have been digitized, Amazon is after fraudulent booksellers, the Man Booker short list is out, Amazon has removed one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book, Melville House is sending impeachment guides to Congress, and the National Book Award has released its long lists.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 9, 2017

September 9, 2017

This week: a comic book store in Philly is closing, find out why, a website outage hurt indie bookstore sales, a conservative publisher is shunning the NYT Bestseller list, video game writers are now eligible for the Nebula awards, bookstores need help recovering from Hurricane Harvey, it’s not easy carrying on a book series with a new author, and a classic holiday movie is becoming a holiday book, but maybe not for kids.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 2, 2017

September 2, 2017

This week: Spielberg’s upcoming movie about the Washington Post has a new title, a Japanese bookseller is expanding in the US, a New Mexico public library was the site of a shooting, the Newseum may be closing their doors, book festivals are keeping books alive, archaeologists have discovered the tomb of China’s Shakespeare, and the UNESCO Confucius prize was awarded. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017

This week: a library of classics was destroyed in Italy, a comic book store was sold through Facebook, Huff Post is booming with its new homepage, Solzhenitsyn’s epic will soon be in English, an outed CIA operative wants to boot President Trump from Twitter, a little known author is called out for fixing the bestseller list, and Argentina celebrates a beloved author.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017

This week: a comic book publisher is moving into gaming, an ancient library is discovering lost poetry, Amazon is everywhere, Russian publishers are cutting LGBT references from books, a UVA Librarian had a stroke after protesting, Spotify is dropping the music of hate speech, and Breitbart News gets a high-profile new old employee.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

This week: Comic legend George Perez receives the Eisner award, children’s authors are sharing refugee stories, what is a programmatic analyst?, books are swearing more than they used to, the New York Public Library has two rooms designated as landmarks, UK poets are honoring dialects for National Poetry Day, and the Hugo Awards were announced. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 5, 2017

August 5, 2017

This week: Rebecca Blunt is a real screenwriter, honest; a complaint has been filed against the Iowa Writers Workshop; has a Netflix adaptation of a YA novel increased suicides?; the next Star Wars has a new cowriter; the former FBI director has a book deal; a Drag Queen has been blocked from reading to children; and JK Rowling is the world’s highest-paid author.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by American Presidents at War, a new nonfiction scholarly review by Thomas P. Athridge. Now available for preorder at market.aois21.com.

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July 29, 2017

July 29, 2017

This week: an Iranian author has been denied a UK visa, the next Games of Thrones book may be out in 2018, Publishers have stepped up to help a UK school, Google has an intellectual property problem, the Village Voice staff is fighting for its rights, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos was briefly the richest person in the world, and an actress is launching a new digital media company.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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July 22, 2017

July 22, 2017

This week: James Comey is shopping a book, but it's not a tell-all, the U.K. Government is urged to support freelancers, publishers are all in on VR even if the public isn't, two new Harry Potter books are coming this fall, a reporter has broken the silence at the White House, is American English devouring British English?, and Russia has some complaints with Google. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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July 15, 2017

July 15, 2017

This week: you can crowd fund a comic created by Trans artists, the accuracy of historical markers, Goop the magazine is coming, a slice of Penguin Random House has sold for $1 billion, UK man was arrested with a controversial book, just how many books did Milo Yiannopoulus sell?, and a new bookstore in DC will honor a slain journalist. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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July 8, 2017

July 8, 2017

This week: how Supreme Court cases are effecting libraries, Sony is pressing records again, Amazon is drawing publishers with a new device, NPR drew some unexpected ire on Twitter, there is peace in Middle Earth and at the casino, a new Maurice Sendak book has been found, and the possible largest bookstore in the world has opened in an unlikely place.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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July 1, 2017

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June 24, 2017

June 24, 2017

This week: a British Author has been honored by the Queen, the New York Times discusses moderating comments sections, Two Americans have won the Carnegie and Greenaway prizes, publishers are coming to the defense of Greenpeace, Police in Benghazi are burning books, Emma Watson is hiding books around Paris, and a book full of blank pages is a bestseller on Amazon, again.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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June 17, 2017

June 17, 2017

This week: Singapore’s library board has pulled a controversial book series, Canada is reviving a lost language through film, a Shakespeare performance has caused outrage, there’s a new U.S. Poet Laureate, the Man Booker Prize was announced, the first review of Milo Yiannopolous Dangerous is out, and there’s a new non fiction award for self published authors.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by Will this be on the Final?, the second poetry collection by Bianca Palmisano. Available soon in print from Lulu.com.

It is also sponsored by American Presidents at War, a new nonfiction scholarly review by Thomas P. Athridge. Now available for preorder at market.aois21.com

Literally This Week is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, TuneIn, Podomatic, and media.aois21.com.

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June 10, 2017

June 10, 2017

This week: the works of Marquez are being translated in Arabic, a century old lit mag is reborn, Al Jazeera is accused of supporting terrorism, Bob Dylan gave his Nobel lecture, celebrities are becoming storytellers-in-chief, you can read for free on the New York City Subway, and Russia has convicted the Ukrainian Librarian for extremism.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by Will this be on the Final?, the second poetry collection by Bianca Palmisano. Available soon in print from Lulu.com.

It is also sponsored by HIVE: Battle at the Dog Star, the second book in the HIVE Series by James D. King. Find HIVE in paperback from Lulu and wherever eBooks are sold, including market.aois21.com

Literally This Week is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, TuneIn, Podomatic, and media.aois21.com.

For news during the week, follow @aois21 on Twitter.

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June 3, 2017

June 3, 2017

This week: Neil Gaiman has been challenged to read a menu, a novel from 1985 is topping bestseller lists, is this the year of the blockbuster novel?, the Baltimore Book Festival dropped a controversial author, the National Willa Cather Center has opened, Europe is dropping taxes on eBooks, and the German Government has passed an Open Data act.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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