Due to a very busy schedule as the holidays approach, there will not be a new episode this week. Please enjoy the news list nonetheless.
Here is the top literary news of the week:
- New York Public Library Turns Former Library Apartment Into Teen/Tech Center
- Andrew Keen predicts 'renaissance' for publishers in post-truth age
- University of Ottawa Professors Hold Rally to Protest Library Budget Cuts
- Announcing the shortlist for the 2016 Gerald Kraak Award for African writers and artists
- Kafka's sexual terrors were 'absolutely normal', says biographer
- WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2016?
- Bob Dylan Speech Will Be Read at the Nobel Prize Ceremonies
- George RR Martin on next Game of Thrones book: don't expect a happy ending
- John Legend and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Art of Writing
- Baroness Lola Young to chair Man Booker Prize 2017
- Juliet Jacques: 'I was nervous about publishing intimate, traumatic moments'
- Federation of European Publishers (FEP) Releases European Book Publishing Statistics 2015
- The Enright Files on William Shakespeare & James Joyce
- Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards
- Johnson, Bragg and Hodge win inaugural Parliamentary Book Awards
- Qi Announce The First Annual Quite Interesting Book Of The Year Award
- Fantastic Feuds: Why Tilda Swinton Hates On Harry Potter
- RUNNING DOWN LONDON LANEWAYS WITH AUDIOBOOKS
- Time to invest in good reading for everyone
- Writing in English is a waste of ink if we consider the shortage of books in African languages – Vonani Bila at the launch of A Ri Hlanhlekangi
- Scotland: University of Edinburgh Students Vote For Library ‘Nap Pods’
- Military academy gets shamed by conservative outlet for offering cadets stress relievers
- The Best Book Jackets of 2016
- Larry Tremblay on finding inspiration and imagination in nature
- WHAT A NOVEL LOOKS LIKE BEFORE IT’S A NOVEL
- Colorado: “Garfield County Library Cuts Lead to Layoffs, Reduced Hours”
- Top 10 cats in literature
- DCL and Bowker Publish 2016 Digital Publishing Survey
- The Best Literary Adaptations of 2016
- TURNING A BOOK INTO A MOVIE IS LIKE MAKING BOOZE
- U.S. House Judiciary Committee Releases Copyright Reform Policy Proposal “Granting Autonomy with Respect to Library of Congress”
- Award-winning romantic novelist Claire Lorrimer dies
- New Zealand publishing recovers after weak 2013-14
- Max Porter's 'joyful linguistic invention' wins him young writer of the year award
- THE APPEAL OF THE WITCH
- * Book Publishers Are Scrambling To Release Trump ‘Survival Guides’
- NOTES FROM THE RESISTANCE: A COLUMN ON LANGUAGE AND POWER
- Abubakar Adam Ibrahim awarded $100,000 Nigeria Prize for Literature in glittering ceremony
- Teen who has sent thousands of books to Indigenous communities up for major award
- Man of many wonders
- Refugee charities benefit from Sands and Hachette donations
- How One Publisher Has Made Diversity a Part of Its DNA
- 'Yes, I got the email. That's how email works’: Journalists share their biggest PR peeves
- Finding Wisdom in the Letters of Aging Writers
- A BOOK LOVER’S HOTEL IN PORTUGAL AND MORE CRITICAL LINKING
For the New York Times Bestseller List
Dated Dec. 18th
Combined Print & Ebook Fiction
- The Whistler by John Grisham
- Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
- The Whistler
- Cross the Line by James Patterson
- Two by Two
- Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Paperback Trade Fiction
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Paperback Mass Market Fiction
- Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich
- The Girl on the Train
Combined Print & Ebook Nonfiction
- The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines and Mark Dagostino
- Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugald
- Killing the Rising Sun
- The Magnolia Story
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
- Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
- The Magnolia Story
- Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham
Young Adult eBook
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson
Young Adult Hardcover
- Courage to Soar by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Young Adult Paperback
- Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon and Kira Breed-Wrisley
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
And for the home report
This past week, we announced that “Dating” as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega was our bestseller for the month of November, which was one of our strongest months of sales. Sign up for the aois21 email at aois21.com and the aois21 Facebook page to be able to find out these announcements earlier and get special deals as well.
We continued the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for Paul Dickinson Russell’s fantasy epic The Will of the Magi. The campaign will help Paul cover the editing and design costs for his book and hopefully also cover production and advertising costs as well. Visit the Publish Me! page on media.aois21.com or igg.me/at/aois21. The campaign has had a steady stream of new contributions and currently stands at 76% having raised $1,215. Here is a list of the contributors to the campaign this past week:
- Daniel Rufolo
- Natalie Knickerbocker
- Bob and Tina Kahle
As part of the crowdfunding campaign, we released one Footnote episodes of the Publish Me! podcast, recognizing the passing of the second target, allowing for the funding of the cover design, to be done by designer Rana Gainer.
On Tuesday, the next episode of the Passion on the Page poetry podcast was released. Guest poet P.M. Mathis read her poem A Girl With A Book and discussed the inspiration from her own childhood. Find that podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and media.aois21.com
On Wednesday, the next episode of the Sexed Vexed Perplexed with the Modern Whore podcast was released. Host Aylin Vega welcomed guests Julia and Kay to discuss Bad decisions. This podcast is available every other Wednesday on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, GooglePlay and media.aois21.com, and now on WDLSradio.net
Delayed till Thursday, the next episode of the Publish Me! podcast was released as Paul Dickinson Russell and i discussed the evolving work on Paul’s completed fantasy epic, the Will of the Magi. We were joined by three beta readers as well as newly announced designer Rana Gainer. Find that podcast on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, YouTube, and media.aois21.com. This episode also served as the week in review for the second week of the Indiegogo campaign
On Thursday night the Sexed Vexed Perplexed podcast debuted on WDLS Internet Radio. Following this debut, the Modern Whore, Aylin Vega, will be appearing weekly, Thursday nights at 10 ET. While most episodes will be restructured and paired episodes of the podcast, once a month Aylin will be performing live and taking callers to share their own stories and get advice. This month’s live show will be on December 29th, a chance to get some advice as you plan your new years resolutions. Visit www.wdlsradio.net or news.aois21.com for more information
On Saturday, the next Tales from the Old New Land with A. C. Charlap was released. Tale 2: Carmen Chavez welcomed special guest lecturer Dr. Martin Vitebsk and esteemed Rabbi Shapseh Kichelfarb, as well as cohost Rabbi Herbert Swamley, and music by Aaron Lebedeff. Find this podcast on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and media.aosi21.coml
In the week ahead, aois21 will be announcing our annual #GiveABook campaign to run through the end of December. Any visitor to the aois21 market will get a special gift if they used the #GiveABook. Sign up for the weekly email at aois21.com or Facebook.com/aois21 to find out first.
We will continue the Indiegogo campaign for Paul Dickinson Russell’s fantasy epic The Will of the Magi. We will making updates throughout the week and may release additional Footnote episodes of the Publish Me! podcast as big news happens, including the week in review on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, this month’s Creative Speaking will be released, featuring the final part of Dr. Deepan Chatterjee’s author interview. Find this web series on the aois21 YouTube channel and media.aois21.com.
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