March 04, 2021

Libraries oppose censorship. So they’re getting creative when it comes to offensive kids’ books

Mar 04 2021 It's a wondrous thing to introduce a child to a beloved book, to read with them as they enter a literary world generations before them have enjoyed. But the nostalgia and thrill of bonding over a book makes it all the more crushing when an offensive paragraph stops the young reader in their tracks. It's an ugly surprise present in classics like "Little House on the Prairie," "Peter Pan" and several Dr. Seuss picture books -- racist depictions of indigenous, Black and Asian characters that mar some of the best-loved works in children's literature... ...The American Library...

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5 Ways to Solidify Your Indie Author Branding (Infographic)

Reading Time: < 1 minuteSelling books in a publishing climate that’s pumping out 4500+ new titles a day means your author branding is a surefire way to separate you from everyone else.You can establish and maintain your indie author branding in a way that helps you sell books by making some smart improvements. Then all you need to do is simply maintain them as part of your current author marketing plan. I assure you once you get your brand nailed down, you’re going to feel like a rockstar! There’s something very organized and professional-feeling about an established author branding strategy,...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 4, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday's most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki for $2.99 The Good Girl by Mary Kubica for $1.99 Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas for $2.99 The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar for $2.99 Luster by Raven Leilani for $3.99 Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez for $2.99 Miracle Creek by Angie Kim for $3.99 The Book of Dreams by Nina George for $2.99 Passing by Nella Larsen for $1.99 Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh for $3.99 City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab...

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Six Dr. Seuss books to cease publication

Mar 02 2021 Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," the business that preserves the author's legacy said. The titles are: "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street""If I Ran the Zoo""McElligot's Pool""On Beyond Zebra!""Scrambled Eggs Super!""The Cat's Quizzer" In a statement, Dr. Seuss Enterprises said it made the decision after consulting educators and reviewing its catalog. "Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises's catalog represents and supports all communities and...

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