August 19, 2020

Texas company launches five celebrity curated book clubs

Aug 19 2020 Literati, an Austin, Tex.-based company begun in 2017 that offers book subscription boxes for children, is expanding into virtual, branded book clubs. The book clubs will be overseen by a quartet of celebrities, including basketball star Stephen Curry, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, businessman Sir Richard Branson, and author Susan Orlean. Another book club will be run by the Joseph Campbell Foundation. Readers can join the book clubs for $24.95 per month and members will receive a copy of the book selected by the curator as well as a note and special packaging. An accompanying app will offer...

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Fundraiser aims to help Beirut publishers

Aug 19 2020 Bill Kennedy, a U.K. industry consultant, is leading a £100,000 (approx US$132k) GoFundMe fundraiser to help those in the publishing community in Beirut affected by the blast that devastated the city on August 4. Beirut is one of the main publishing centers in the Arab-speaking world and home to a significant number of writers, editors, publishers and distributors. The blast, coupled with the ongoing pandemic and an economic crash, has left many in the publishing community in desperate need. Source: Go Fund Me More News Stories

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