This week: the comics industry is concerned for Stan Lee, Sherman Alexie has turned down an award in light of sexual allegations, Apple has bought the e-magazine service Texture, the comics and publishing industry reacts to the death of Stephen Hawking, the estate of Harper Lee has sued the Broadway adaptation of her book, an indie publisher is offering a free eBook because of the new CIA nominee, and Tunisia censors two online games. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.Read More
This week: Portland Schools have banned books that question climate change and now face some blowback, Amazon’s Book Review policy might be sabotaging their authors’s sales, a fantasy series has become a bestseller after starting on the web, a brave debut has won the Baileys Women’s Prize, the nominee to be the next Librarian of Congress heads to the full Senate, the UK Poet Laureate is taking poetry on the road, and a scientific study says that if your read more, you make more money. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, Literally This Week. This episode is sponsored by The Empty Spaces poetry collection by Bianca Palmisano now available from aois21 publishing.Read More
Here is the top literary news of the week:
- How Do We Make Reading Relevant to Today’s Consumer?
- Tentative Agreement Reached - All Toronto Library Branches Open Today
- JK Rowling apologises for killing off Remus Lupin in Harry Potter
- Boston Public Library Preparing to Lend Wi-Fi Hotspots
- Lit-Blog Pioneer Jessa Crispin Closes Bookslut, Does Not Bite Tongue
- Why adults coloring books are the latest trend
- How Does it Feel? On Finishing a Book
- Toronto's Olive Senior wins overall 2016 OCM Bocas Prize
- 2016 Innovations in Reading Prize winners make the world better, one book at a time
- Indiana University Libraries Will Preserve, Share ‘Lost’ Orson Welles Radio Recordings
- Ask a bibliotherapist: how books can help soothe troubled minds
- 'Let them read books': why publishing needs to pay its interns
- Royal Society of Literature welcomes Lisa Appignanesi as new Chair
- South African romance author nominated for prestigious international award
- A Campus by Any Other Brand
- Will E-books Follow The Decline of Recorded Music?
- Shambhala Publications buys Rodmell Press
- Russell T Davies’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream: a stunningly bold and risky reimagination for the Doctor Who generation
- Bernie Corbett steps down from Writers’ Guild
- Overseas Spanish-Language Indie Publishers Tackle the American Market
- Elsevier Complaint Shuts Down Another Sci-Hub Domain Name But Service Remains Available via Many Other Domains
- Why You Should Write Flash Fiction
- What Is The Writer’s Place In A Violent World?
- How To Deal With Negative Reviews Of Your Favorite Books
- Free Comic Book Day 2016: 7 must-read comics
- It’s Free Comic Book Day
- The Next Novel You Read May Have Been Chosen by a Computer
- Sharlene Wen-Ning Teo wins inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award
- America’s greatest living novelist is still keeping it weird
- It’s aois21’s birthday
- Facts and Stats About Mothers and Mother’s Day in the United States
- Literary Sleuthing: A young poet’s long-lost letter still resonates after 75 years
- When Women Writers Become Nightmares
- HC and Red magazine hunt for African cookery star
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