Here is the top literary news of the week:
- Dominican Newspaper Understandably Uses Photo Of Alec Baldwin As Donald Trump On SNL Instead Of Actual Trump
- Wikipedia’s Daily Mail Ban Is a Welcome Rebuke to Terrible Journalism
- Trade hails Waterstones Children's Book of the Month impact
- Former lover of the poet known as Iran's Sylvia Plath breaks his silence
- Minnesota: Sound Recording Booth Opens Inside Rochester Public Library
- LITERARY TOURISM: CAIRO FOR BOOK LOVERS
- A RUNNING LIST OF GOOD BOOKS THAT ARE SELLING MORE COPIES BECAUSE OF TRUMP
- Big Green Bookshop tweets entire Harry Potter book to Piers Morgan
- Here Are Your 2017 Grammy Winners
- Hi-tech library project spawns book promoting 'new ways to work with readers'
- The seductive allure of romance novels
- WHAT REMAINS WHEN YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE FADES AWAY
- #SHEPERSISTED BOOKS: 4 WOMEN IN HISTORY WHO NEVER GAVE UP
- China continues its crackdown on publishers of political gossip with two new arrests
- Multi-million pound heist sparks 'disbelief' in antiquarian book community
- Flying Blind: Truth, Journalism, and the Digital Age
- David Cay Johnston: 'Publishers assumed Trump would soon disappear'
- 10 GORGEOUS LIBRARIES WITH GARDENS
- Philip Pullman unveils epic fantasy trilogy The Book of Dust
- Amazon is thinking about dropping parcels out of the sky
- Obioma's The Fishermen to hit the stage
- MY JOB WRITING CUSTOM EROTIC LOVE LETTERS
- Open Access Publishing: AAAS and Gates Foundation Announce Partnership to Expand Access to Research
- IF FALLING IN LOVE WITH PEOPLE WERE LIKE FALLING IN LOVE WITH BOOKS
- Bookstores Stoke Trump Resistance With Action, Not Just Words
- Benedict Cumberbatch to produce and star in BBC adaptation of Ian McEwan novel The Child in Time
- Official secrets proposals are threat to publishers
- Russia's 'Big Brother' Law Facing Delays
- How The Economist turns social visitors into subscribers
- National Archives (NARA) Releases 2016 Version of “Guidance on Presidential Records” Document
- Bill To Make U.S. Copyright Office a Legislative Branch Agency Sent to House Judiciary Committee
- Bruce Springsteen helps S&S UK profits increase
- “Are We Alone in the Universe?” Winston Churchill’s Lost Extraterrestrial Essay Says No
- READER, I IMPEACHED HIM
- Imagine American Literature Without Immigrants
- Individuals, organizations honored for promoting reading
- The 2017 Stephen Spender prize – a callout for poetry translators
- Divergent author Veronica Roth returns with new novel Carve the Mark
- Can booksellers combat loneliness?
- A final note from Kafka, a trove of manuscripts, and a trial that left an Israeli heiress 'destitute'
- Does Grammar Pedantry Perpetuate Ignorance About Language?
Now for the New York Times Bestseller List, Sales for the week ending February 4th
Combined Print & Ebook Fiction
- Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
- Norse Mythology
- Echoes in Death
Paperback Trade Fiction
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Combined Print & Ebook Nonfiction
- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
- Hillbilly Elegy
- Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
- Hidden Figures
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Young Adult Hardcover
- Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
And now for the home report
This past week, we announced that the aois21 podcast network will now be available on Tune In. Each podcast series has now be posted to the network and you can listen to every minute at your leisure. Visit tunein.com and search for the aois21 podcasts today.
The preorder of The Will of the Magi, the fantasy epic by Paul Dickinson Russell continues on Indiegogo. After the successful crowdfunding campaign, we have transitioned to be an InDemand project and you will be able to preorder the book right up until it is released this summer. Visit indiegogo.com today and search for The Will of the Magi.
On Tuesday, the next edition of the Creative Speaking video series was released. This month we featured part 3 of James D. King’s author interview. The author of the HIVE sci-fi series will be discussing his influences. Find Creative Speaking on the aois21 YouTube channel and media.aois21.com.
On Wednesday, the next episode of the Sexed Vexed Perplexed with the Modern Whore podcast was released. Host Aylin Vega discussing situations that have gone weird, specifically voyeur pets. This podcast is available every other Wednesday on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, GooglePlay and media.aois21.com, and Thursdays on WDLSradio.net
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