This week: the Comics history reacts to sexual harassment allegations, Amazon’s Kindle turns 10, Publishers and advertisers are still awaiting guidance on new data protection regulations, a British writer and explorer went missing, the National Book Awards were handed out, China’s answer to the Lord of the Rings is being translated to English, and Russia is attacking Buzzfeed. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.Read More
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:
- A Museum of the Bible meant to appeal to all religions
- George R. R. Martin Doesn’t Need to Finish Writing the Game of Thrones Books
- Reading books is a major key to success. Here’s how you make it a habit
- An Alternative To Book Burning – What To Do If You Want Nothing To Do With Secret Empire
- Two New Digital Collections Available Online From Library of Congress, New Online Exhibition Also Available
- George Orwell’s Spanish civil war memoir is a classic, but is it bad history?
- Milo Socks Publisher With $10 Million Lawsuit Over Pedophilia Book Flap
- Send a raven! HBO hires writers to develop Game of Thrones spin-offs
- Libraries to Extend Loan Periods, Eliminate Standard Late Fees
- Andrew Davies to adapt A Suitable Boy for BBC1
- LITERARY TOURISM: PORTLAND, MAINE
- Thomas Pynchon at 80 – eight reasons to celebrate his birthday
- Bill Clinton And James Patterson Are Writing A Novel Together
- Here are the Nibbies: The British Books Awards 2017
- An Everyman Museum to Celebrate American Writers
- Milestones: Portico Archive Passes 400 Terabytes of Preserved Data
- Gabriel García Márquez: working magic with 'brick-faced' realism
- CULTURE VS. NURTURE: WHEN FAMILY HIERARCHY INFORMS FICTION
- New York’s librarians are working to keep kids reading, even when they can’t afford to pay their fines
- Do ad buyers have a moral obligation to save media?
- SoA concerns over Amazon Marketplace trading
- Internet Archive Preserves More than 200 Terabytes of US Government Data During “End of Term Web Archive” Project
- STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS ON WRITING HARD TIMES IN SMALL TOWNS
- An Old Story
- Fake news about Agatha Christie is nothing new, but it's not drying up
- Bookseller Suing California Over 'Autograph Law'
- A L Kennedy blasts publishers for attitude towards translated literature
- Have you experienced a gender gap working in publishing?
- People Don’t Trust Scientific Research When Companies Are Involved
- HILLARY CLINTON WILL BE AT BOOK EXPO AMERICA
- WHY I FOUNDED AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RETREAT FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS
- Toronto's radical librarians critique Little Free Library
- PA calls for political parties to abolish tax on e-books
- ATTENDING A LITERARY AWARD CEREMONY HELD IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
- Minnesota: Parents in New London-Spicer School District Want Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” Removed From Curriculum
- Kamal Al-Solaylee wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone)
- UNPOPULAR OPINION: I’D LIKE FEWER BOOKS FROM MY FAVORITE AUTHORS, PLEASE
- American Gods on television couldn’t be more timely
- 13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks to Try
- aois21 publishing is now aois21 media
- Four libraries in South Tyneside under threat
- The six best independent bookstores in South Africa
- Richard Dawkins: ‘Why not have a Dáil prayer to the fairies?’
- Lord of the Rings Backstory to Be Performed in Moscow Metro - in Elvish
- With poetry and a pen name
- Story of two star-crossed lovers
- Two Open Access Repositories Launched in Myanmar
- So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists
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This week: Judy Blume has opened her own bookstore, Simon Cowell is writing a children’s book, big publishers are on the decline, the daughter of a Hong Kong bookseller wants the U.S. to help, realtors are waiting on Amazon, the National Book Festival poster was released, and the European Union is making all publicly funded scientific articles free. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, Literally This Week. This episode is sponsored by Interlude to Sentimental Me! the new poetry collection from Michael B. Judkins now available for preorder from aois21 publishing.Read More