This week: there’s a new religious version of Wikileaks, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury is flying off the shelves, South Korean universities have reached a deal with a science journal publisher, garbage collectors have started a library of discarded books, President Trump announced the Fake News Awards, Prisons face backlash over book censorship, and schools are teaching kids to spot 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: a comic book publisher is moving into gaming, an ancient library is discovering lost poetry, Amazon is everywhere, Russian publishers are cutting LGBT references from books, a UVA Librarian had a stroke after protesting, Spotify is dropping the music of hate speech, and Breitbart News gets a high-profile new old employee. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.Read More
This week: The author of the How to Train your dragon series has a new job, Brexit isn’t having the negative effect on retail we expected, Hamilton the musical is coming to UK bookshelves, the Harry Potter script is selling great, Half Price Books is trying to get back lost money, even Librarians have an Olympics this year, and the World Library and Information Congress is opening in Ohio. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, Literally This Week.
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Here is the top literary news of the week:
- First day sales of Cursed Child ‘incredible'
- Yves Bonnefoy obituary
- HOW ROUSSEAU PREDICTED TRUMP
- Editing the genome
- Happy Birthday! Five Fascinating Facts about Herman Melville
- Patton Oswalt Will Finish His Wife Michelle McNamara’s Book, He Reveals in Heartbreaking Post
- Netflix to produce a film of The Panama Papers
- The Fascinating, Complicated Art of Designing a Book Cover
- What Do This Season’s Political Books Tell Us About the Election?
- What We're Reading This Summer
- Why You Should Care About Readability Statistics
- Academics unite to condemn YUPL redundancies
- Chicago Public Library Hotspot Lending is Hot
- Facts and Fictions: Find out about Bridge Books – Joburg’s newest independent bookstore – and the coming reading revolution
- The Goat Bursary launches for unpublished writers
- The World's Highest-Paid Authors 2016: James Patterson, Jeff Kinney and J.K. Rowling Top Ranking
- ON THE POLITICS OF EUROPE’S NEW LITERARY SUPERSTARS
- No power or running water – but digital books galore
- 10 books to get men reading
- Moscow Bookstores Receive New Harry Potter Books After Confusion at Customs
- Don’t judge a book by its… title?
- Bridget Jones's Baby on the way into print, Helen Fielding says
- THE IMPROBABLE LIFE AND PRESCIENT POETRY OF BASIL BUNTING
- PRH leads British Book Design Award nominations
- Read Books, Live Longer?
- Kids get hair cut, heads filled thanks to Books With Barbers reading program
- Provo City Library Removes Itself as a Pokemon Go Pokestop, What Happened?
- Life lessons from George Bowering, a master of writing
- Parents Experimenting On Their Children in Fiction
- NPR News: Wisdom From Young Adult Authors: Tamora Pierce
- When You Wake Up To An Order For 1437 Copies Of Harley Quinn #1
- New Patrick Ness film in development
- Is Video for Digital Publishers Worth the Hype?
- SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ARCHIVE TO BE DIGITIZED
- 9 Thrillers (One True) That Times Editors Think You Should Read This Summer
- 13 Copywriting Tips to Help You Write a Better Novel
- 15 Fun Facts about The Baby-sitters Club
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This week: the UK’s National Libraries Day was a success, Harper Lee is going to Broadway, Neil Gaiman is coming to Sky Television, is France really reading eBooks?, Bookstore sales are up, and there’s a new Harry Potter book coming this summer. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, Literally This Week.Read More