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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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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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.Read More
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.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
Here is the top literary news of the week:
- UPS Strike Off, Comic Stores Spared Disruption
- Inside stories: Turkey’s grim tradition of publishing behind bars
- Nova's debut collection scoops the CLiPPA award
- Recording Audiobooks For My Dad, Stephen King
- Donald Hall, former US poet laureate and bard of New Hampshire’s Eagle Pond, dies at 89
- Jimmy Fallon Launches First-Ever 'Tonight Show' Book Club
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Award renamed after racism concerns
- OCLC awarded Mellon Foundation grant to register library retention commitments for print serials in WorldCat
- I REJECT YOUR ASTERISKS, AND YOUR DINKUS, TOO
- How Vogue diversified away from Facebook
- CHECK OUT THE 2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNERS!
- Rapper 'Loki' takes the Orwell prize for 'heart-rending' poverty tale
- Akron-Summit County Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
- $1.125 million gift to UH Mānoa library to support world, renowned collections
- WRITING WITH AND THROUGH PAIN
- Oakland’s Laurel Book Store to close
- Red Hen Press, an independent publisher based in Los Angeles, has spent days refusing to carry food to Sarah Huckabee Sanders
- JetBlue is giving away money for libraries again
- WATCH THE FULL TRAILER FOR THE HATE U GIVE
- TO PIZZA HUT’S BOOK IT! PROGRAM: A FOND LOVE LETTER
- Libraries’ decision to hide children’s books with LGBT content challenged in Hong Kong court
- SURVIVING THE ANXIETY OF PUBLISHING A BOOK BY DRAWING ABOUT IT
- FIRST LOOK: A Discovery Of Witches - Coming Soon
- ALCS survey finds 15% drop in average author earnings since 2013
- Publishers are paying writers a pittance, say bestselling authors
- Boise approves draft budget with $69M in library funding
- Stanford Libraries awarded $4 Million grant to implement linked data metadata environment
- THE BIG HIGHS AND DEEP LOWS OF OPENING AN INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE
- 10 Bookshops You Must Visit If You Call Yourself A Book Lover
- An Anthony Bourdain Biography Will Be Published in 2019
- PRH India buys 'cultural icon' Hind Pocket Books
- Harlan Ellison obituary
- Laurentian University librarians and archivists worried about budget cuts
- ‘SOME PEOPLE ONLY KNOW FEMINIST BOOKSTORES FROM PORTLANDIA.’
- IBW 'raised the bar' but publishers 'could do more'
- Why newspapers aren’t keen on publishing poems from readers
- Amazon Seeks to Improve Deliveries to Israel, but Not Planning to Open Logistics Center
- Vida de los libros
- BEYOND BEACH READS: HOW TO PICK THE BEST SUMMER BOOKS
- Orioles pay tribute to Capital Gazette victims with pregame moment of silence
- ARL Celebrates United States’ Ratification of Marrakesh Treaty
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.Read More
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.Read More
Here is the top literary news of the week:
- This is the world's best bookstore and it's in Uppsala, Sweden
- A story of survival: New York’s last remaining independent bookshops
- Read extracts from the Women's Prize 2018 shortlist
- Afua Richardson’s Name in Lights at Book Expo with ‘Run’, Sequel to John Lewis’s ‘March’
- NLM Homepage Redesign
- Want to Read Michael Lewis’s Next Work? You’ll Be Able to Listen to It First
- Ambulances called out to Amazon warehouses 600 times
- HighWire, Hypothesis, and the American Diabetes Association Announce Annotation for Key Publication
- How does the literary canon reinforce the logic of the incel?
- Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers?
- Michael Jackson’s estate sues Disney, ABC over TV special
- Introducing 2018’s Digiday Changemakers, honoring those modernizing media and marketing
- 'Ambitious' account of English Reformation wins Wolfson History Prize
- How the Obsidian Collection Is Bringing Black Newspapers to Google
- Copy Machines in Libraries Are ‘Going the Way of the Dodo’—Slowly
- PAUL BEATTY ON LOS ANGELES LIT, THE SELLOUT, AND LIFE AFTER THE MAN BOOKER
- 9 Weird Literary Relics People Spent Serious Money On
- Read a book — it could save your sanity
- Judge Denies Author Attempt to Trademark 'Cocky'
- Unbound crowdfunding record smashed by gamer Dan NerdCubed
- Internet Archive, Code for Science and Society, and California Digital Library to Partner on a Data Sharing and Preservation Pilot Project
- Curb book theft without killing firms
- 20 NOTORIOUSLY UNDERRATED WRITERS YOU SHOULD BE READING
- Bill Clinton and James Patterson's book tour is off to a rocky start
- Students crowdfund to launch writing anthology
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 'experimental' new book due in time for 100th birthday
- Donald Glover Reportedly On Shortlist To Star As Willy Wonka In New Film For Warner Bros.
- SAOA to Digitize Indian Newspaper Reports for Open Access
- Trustworthy technology: the future of digital archives
- HOW COOKING FREES MY MIND TO THINK ABOUT WRITING
- Bill Gates gives a book to every US student graduating in 2018
- Wright, Vunipola and Fallon pick up Sports Book awards
- On Gwendolyn Brooks' birthday, a statue of the powerful poet will be unveiled on the South Side
- EBSCO Information Services and the Five Colleges Consortium Announce EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partnership
- CORE becomes the world’s largest aggregator
- LITERARY CLASSICS RETOLD AS TWO-PANEL COMICS
- LANGUAGE AS HOMELAND, IDENTITY, AND NORMALITY
- Netizen Report: In another blow for free speech, Egypt’s parliament passes cybercrime law
- Holocaust Survivor Who Comforted Anne Frank in Concentration Camp Dies at 95
- South Korean apps are outsourcing academic fraud to freelance ghostwriters
- NYU Receives $500,000 Grant to Support Arabic Collections Online
- 20 escritoras injustamente olvidadas
- Authors Guild Opens Channel for Authors’ Complaints with Amazon
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.Read More