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This week: Amazon is producing a TV series of "Lord of the Rings," a Harlem library won Malcom X's unpublished work at auction, Strand Magazine will publish unseen work by Ernest Hemingway, Bob Woodward got unofficial access to most of the White House for his book on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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May 26, 2018

May 26, 2018

This week: a scholar has uncovered surprising news on the King James Bible, Publishers are having a good year so far according to sales figures, Google may no longer condemn evil, Philip Roth died at age 85, a Judge has blocked President Trump from cutting off dissent on Twitter, U.S. Public Schools are lacking in Librarians, and Tunisian Journalists face a possible new law that will curtail coverage. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018

This week: a Texas library can’t collect on $11 million in fines, Indie bookstores are embracing romance, Heart Magazines launches a data studio, the British Book Awards are announced, the U.S. Senate votes on Net Neutrality, there’s nothing to laugh about in comic fiction this year, and artwork by Edward Munch is now free for all. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018

This week: Open Access is looking past publishers, Seattle and Amazon collide, the New York Times debuts a new web story format, Ian McEwan can’t help you get a good grade, the word ‘cocky’ has been trademarked, Vermont Life magazine is shutting down, and storytelling lives on online. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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May 5, 2018

May 5, 2018

This week: The Smithsonian has a robot that speaks Swahili, Federal Prisons are making it harder for prisoners to get books, Freelancers win big in court, Fake books are being used to launder money, the Anna Dewdney prize was handed out, there won’t be a Nobel Prize for Literature this year, and another author is accused of sexual misconduct. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 28, 2018

April 28, 2018

This week: Hear the tale of the Biblioburro of Colombia, a major publisher gave back with a company-wide day of volunteering, a major city newspaper left their front page blank on Monday, the new book by James Comey is doing even better than recent political blockbusters, a new study shows a shocking gap between men and women authors, George RR Martin has a new book out this year (no, not that one), and there may not be a Nobel Prize for Literature this year. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 21, 2018

April 21, 2018

This week: Comics Legend Stan Lee is fighting back against apparent elder abuse, turmoil continues to roil the Swedish Academy, the Pulitzer Prizes were handed out, the Financial Times is adapting their subscription model for their audience, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg has signed a book deal, Macmillan is planning ahead for the new book by former FBI head James Comes, and Canadian students took part in a national poetry competition. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018

This week: Three members quit the Swedish Academy over sexual assault allegations, the top feminist book is going out of print, a major magazine publisher lost key parts of its digital staff, an Oklahoma student uses the same textbook a country star used 36 years ago, JRR Tolkien's son releases a new book by the late author, the story of four teenagers robbing a library was made into a movie, and China shuts down access to a popular humor app. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 7, 2018

April 7, 2018

This week: the estate of a deceased author is trying to trademark one of his titles, the Fire and Fury TV adaptation has a director, the Hugo Award Nominees were announced, A Gentleman in Moscow has a star, a publisher is banking on the Obamas having a big year in sales, celebrity bookclubs are getting more people to read, and a journalist was killed in the Gaza strip by Israeli forces. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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