October 13, 2018

October 13, 2018

This week: Contemplating the potential unionziation of comics creators after #metoo and #timesup, the Swedish Academy elected two new members in planning for next year’s Nobel, Brazil’s National Museum prepares to rebuild, the PEN/Pinter prize awarding came with a plea for authors to call out lies, HarperCollins took a big step toward Spanish-language literature, the Alternative Nobel is announced, and Marvel fires an author over online harassment. All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 29, 2018

September 29, 2018

This week: it’s banned book week and the Guardian takes notice, Penguin Random House is nothing the week in partnershing with We Need Diverse Books, ever want to know the reasons comics are banned?, the Kirkus Prize nominees are announced, the judge’s copy of a banned book is going on the auction block, the Nobel Prize for Literature might not be back next year, and the founder of the World Wide Web has charted a new path forward.  All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 22, 2018

September 22, 2018

This week: teachers are using YA novels to teach #MeToo, Tronc newspapers have a second bidder, a nominee withdraws from the alt Nobel, CRS reports go online, the New York Review of Books fires their editor, Barnes & Noble opens a new, smaller store, and the Oxford English Dictionary wants to learn new slang.  All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 15, 2018

September 15, 2018

This week: the EU Copyright law is back in the news, Google wants to kill URLs, several publishers are staffing up this year, a Florence bookstore is looking for a new owner, Time’s new owner is shifting staff, the EU preliminarily passed its copyright reform, and French bookstores are up in arms over a prize winner.  All this, plus the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 8, 2018

September 8, 2018

This week: California passes net neutrality, the Village Voice goes quiet, theatre performers are supporting banned book week, the New Yorker Festival caused trouble with their guest list, J.D. Salinger’s books are being reprinted, Waterstones has bought competitor Foyles, and digitization is all that left of items lost in the Brazil’s National Museum fire.  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 1, 2018

September 1, 2018

This week: a former Marvel boss is launching a new comics publisher, crowdsourcing a new CEO for Barnes & Noble, Buzzfeed News is testing a membership program, Barnes & Noble is sued by their last CEO, the Alternative Nobel Prize shortlist is announced, another author was selected to contribute a book to posterity, and a Russian news channel is losing funding after 3 journalists are killed.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 18, 2018

August 18, 2018

This week: VS Naipaul leaves a difficult legacy, a disgraced former librarian is profiting off taxpayers, a library shut down 3D printers over guns, printed book sales outpace all other physical media, FCC goes after Alex Jones, or does it?, a publisher is refusing to bow to President Trump’s demands, and elections in Mali are marred by internet blockages.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 11, 2018

August 11, 2018

This week: Charges were dropped against a Malaysian cartoonist, Indie bookstores are helping register voters, Infowars is banned from top social sites, a famous novel is being adapted for TV, lost poetry from the 1860s is being published, public library visits are up according to a new report, and Tor continues to face backlash from public libraries in the US and Canada.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 4, 2018

This week: Amazon is producing a TV series of "Lord of the Rings," a Harlem library won Malcom X's unpublished work at auction, Strand Magazine will publish unseen work by Ernest Hemingway, Bob Woodward got unofficial access to most of the White House for his book on President Trump, the Trump administration will lower its tariffs on Canadian newsprint, and violence against journalists in Ukraine is rising. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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July 28, 2018

July 28, 2018

This week: Forbes apologizes for an article that suggested closing public libraries, Librarians responded in force that someone needs to do some research, the New York Daily News staff cut by the publisher, President Trump promoted a Fox News host’s book in the Oval Office, a Japanese author’s book is declared indecent, a long lost library was found in Germany, and Russia and Sudan go after Fake News.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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July 21, 2018

July 21, 2018

This week: Authors are taking a unique approach to writing boys, there’s a new writer-in-residence program in Boston, Sharing your #MeToo story may help your appeal, a map of the Hundred Acre Wood is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Arthur C. Clark Award is handed out, the U.S. House of Representatives refuse to cut arts funding, and Pakistan censors the media ahead of elections.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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July 14, 2018

July 14, 2018

This week: Arya says goodbye to Westeros, The English Patient wins the Golden Man Booker, films based on books do better than original content, an author calls for more support from the UK Parliament, young readers are reading poetry, ancient chain libraries still exist, and Iranian authorities are arresting Instagram stars.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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July 7, 2018

July 7, 2018

This week: the Man Booker prize celebrates 50 years, a French bookseller is reproducing classical manuscripts, Leisure reading is declining in the U.S., Barnes and Noble fires their CEO, a lost message from King Charles I is found, a bookstore says goodbye and makes donations to an animal shelter, and the EU votes down copyright reforms  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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June 30, 2018

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June 23, 2018

June 23, 2018

This week: an author is trying to trademark “Dragon Slayer,” the inaugural Excellence in Graphic Lit Awards were handed out, Sarah Jessica Parker has a book imprint, the Carnegie medal winner has a problem with children’s book vocabulary, the Oxford English Dictionary is searching the globe for new words, a long lost series of typefaces are being reborn, and the EU is moving toward Copyright reform, but at what cost? All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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June 16, 2018

June 16, 2018

This week: a new record is set at the Unbound crowdfunding site, a Portland feminist bookstore is closing, Amazon shut down a Kindle Unlimited abuser, Europe may change what you see online, universities are cancelling subscriptions with big publishers, a newspaper fires their cartoonist for criticizing President Trump, and a journalist is killed in an ambush on Kashmir. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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June 9, 2018

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June 2, 2018

June 2, 2018

This week: the LA Times website goes dark in Europe, the Nobel Prize in Literature might not return in 2019, there’s someone to fear in the copyright infringement game, a Russian journalist was killed (or not), a Baltimore museum closes and joins the Library of Congress, the author of Fight Club is broke, and the Rebel Girls radical children’s book is announced. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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