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

Here is the top literary news of the week:

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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March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018

This week: Another award has been taken away from Sherman Alexie, Religious publishing is on the rise, the US Poet Laureate has been given a second term, Senator John McCain is attacking President Trump in a new book, the Ted Hughes Award was handed out, President Trump attacked Amazon by tweet, and UNESCO has launched a database to help expert women get on the 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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March 24, 2018

March 24, 2018

This week: a never-ending poem has literally hit the streets, the former FBI director’s memory is soaring in sales a month before it’s released, John Oliver has released a book to counter a children’s book by the Vice President’s daughter, Don Quixote is being used to fight a Spanish court ruling, Sylvia Plath’s typewriter was sold at auction, photographer Bill Cunningham has a secret memoir, and JRR Tolkien’s artwork goes on display. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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March 17, 2018

March 17, 2018

This week: the comics industry is concerned for Stan Lee, Sherman Alexie has turned down an award in light of sexual allegations, Apple has bought the e-magazine service Texture, the comics and publishing industry reacts to the death of Stephen Hawking, the estate of Harper Lee has sued the Broadway adaptation of her book, an indie publisher is offering a free eBook because of the new CIA nominee, and Tunisia censors two online games. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018

This week: Dolly Parton read to children at the Library of Congress, a 1990’s history book is causing trouble in the church, Heart Newspapers are getting creative with paywalls, Washington state brings back net neutrality, will Florida arm Librarians?, George R.R. Martin quits blogging, and a Russian deputy is accused by multiple journalists. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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March 3, 2018

March 3, 2018

This week: a fantasy author has caused a backlash on social media, Michelle Obama has announced her memoir release, are online subscriptions due to fall?, Harper Lee’s will is unsealed, Librarians are fighting the opioid crisis, China has banned Winnie the Pooh, and some literary treasures have been discover in Australia. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018

This week: a new comic book store has opened, Mary Shelley’s original notebooks are being released, a new study found an interesting change in women’s portrayals in novels, a prisoner may have to pay the state for his incarceration after getting a book deal, the PEN/America awards were handed out, a new eBook and Audiobook service has been launched, and the internet laughs at a country’s attempt to limit internet use.. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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February 17, 2018

February 17, 2018

This week: an editorial cartoon has hit a nerve, comics shops are hoping for a rebound in 2018, Barnes and Noble cuts staff abruptly, the New York Times reverses course on a new hire, the Caldecott and Newberry awards were handed out, a lock of George Washington’s hair has been found in an uncatalogued book, and a popular author has been cut by his publisher. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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February 10, 2018

February 10, 2018

This week: a parent and lawmaker speak out against a book on police brutality, book sales are up in Puerto Rico, Prince William has launched a poetry competition, Newsweek magazine is in chaos, the LA Times was sold, the National Science Foundation will not tolerate sexual harassment, and Brazil’s largest newspaper has quit Facebook. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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