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.

It is also sponsored by the Walk to End Alzheimers’, this October on the National Mall. Support aois21’s walk at alz.org/goto/aois21/ and help us #SaveTheStories.

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

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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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May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

This week: the public may be experiencing Trump Fatigue, Indie Presses are stepping up in New Mexico, are the keyboard’s days numbered?, Amazon Bookstores are coming to LA, there’s a new book genre, a bookstore is opening to honor a slain journalist, and a Chinese book chain celebrates 80 years.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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May 11, 2017

Due to the aois21 birthday extravaganza taking up much of Keith's time, there will not be an episode this week. Please enjoy the news list for this week.

Here is the top literary news of the week:

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May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

This week: saving a library in Timbuktu, the secrets of ghostwriters, the last wishes of a departed writer are being optioned for a movie, Hollywood writers may not be going on strike, how an indie publisher is shaking up Twitter, the rise of comic book biographies, and Librarians storm Capitol Hill.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 29, 2017

April 29, 2017

This week: the 44 year battle to resurrect the Globe Theatre, James Bond is getting a back story in comics, Wikipedia is taking on fake news, San Diego libraries are cutting back, Copyright Reform has passed the House, If you read a lot you may be the best lover, and Indies are on the rise for Independent Bookstore Day.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 22, 2017

April 22, 2017

This week: A Maryland Country is losing their longtime Librarian, Are Parents learning poetry?, The rise of blank books, News publishers are using Apple News more, A Self Published author has offered a prize for readers, Bill O’Reilly’s publisher is standing pat, and Twitter has struck a deal to stay on in Russia.  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? by Bianca Palmisano. The second poetry collection by Palmisano is now available as an eBook and will be available in print soon from Lulu.com. Visit aois21.com for more information.

It is also sponsored by “Dating” as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega. This sexual memoir skirts the edges of risqué as Vega shares her own sexual adventures. Find “Dating” across the web as an eBook or in paperback from Lulu.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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April 15, 2017

April 15, 2017

This week: Louisiana’s archives are at risk, Indie bookstores in the UK have been awarded, the Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, We’ve got the Top Ten Challenged books of 2016, A new ALA President has been elected, Margaret Atwood tells how her novel isn’t that fictional, and a new conglomerate is producing audiobooks.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 8, 2017

Here is the top literary news of the week:

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