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This week: Amazon is producing a TV series of "Lord of the Rings," a Harlem library won Malcom X's unpublished work at auction, Strand Magazine will publish unseen work by Ernest Hemingway, Bob Woodward got unofficial access to most of the White House for his book on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
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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
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- Laura Ingalls Wilder Award renamed after racism concerns
- OCLC awarded Mellon Foundation grant to register library retention commitments for print serials in WorldCat
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- How Vogue diversified away from Facebook
- CHECK OUT THE 2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNERS!
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- 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
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- 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
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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
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- Afua Richardson’s Name in Lights at Book Expo with ‘Run’, Sequel to John Lewis’s ‘March’
- NLM Homepage Redesign
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- 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?
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- 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
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- 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
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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.Read More
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.Read More