A steadfast member of the radical bookselling community is to retire after 45 years at Liverpool store News From Nowhere.
Aug 10 2021 Since the start of the Covid pandemic, there’s been a rise in instances of government censorship of books around the world. In October 2020, the International Publishers Association released a 106-page report, “Freedom to Publish: Challenges, Violations and Countries of Concern,” that outlined 847 instances of censorship in a host of countries, including France, Iran, Serbia, and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States. According to the report, in 55% of those instances, the censorship was undertaken by government authorities. The report is downloadable from the IPA website. Since that report was issued, efforts to...
Baking blogger Jane Dunn's cookbook Jane's Patisserie (Ebury) has risen straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 44,444 copies through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market in its first three days on sale.
The National Literacy Trust (NLT) and Audible have teamed up to bring audiobooks to young people in custody, as well as introducing podcast-making lessons.
Aug 10 2021 A handful of scenes from the award-winning “When They See Us” series about the Central Park Five could be misconstrued by viewers as “based in fact,” a federal judge wrote Monday, allowing a defamation suit by ex-Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor and author Linda Fairstein to proceed. District Judge Kevin Castel ruled five scenes in the 2019 series portraying Fairstein — who oversaw the team seeking convictions of five teens arrested for the rape and beating of jogger Trisha Meili in 1989 — could be seen as defamatory. Source: New York Daily News More News Stories
Author Anthony Horowitz has won the Best Mystery of the Decade (2010–2019) award by Honkaku Mystery Writers Club for his first Daniel Hawthorne novel, The Word is Murder, making him the most decorated foreign crime author in Japanese history.
In most parts of the US, if public schools aren’t back in session, they will be soon. If fights about masking or not masking during a global pandemic and rise of the COVID-Delta variant weren’t enough, nor were protests against access to inclusive sexual education material, now teachers and librarians have to fight a third front. Opponents to Critical Race Theory (CRT) are flooding school and library board meetings, hoping to squash use of titles that explore anti-racism. Angie Thomas’s award-winning debut The Hate U Give is one such title under the spotlight by anti-anti-racism activists in Putnam County, New...
This year's SlaughterFest will feature more than 30 authors across eight panels, including Girl A author Abigail Dean (HarperCollins), as well as Abir Mukherjee and Dorothy Koomson.
Reading Time: 5 minutesI think of all of the book launch strategies we’ve ever done, the pre-order is one of the most misunderstood. When it comes to how to sell books on Amazon – you can’t beat a short, but well-planned out pre-order.I talk to a lot of authors who don’t do a pre-order because they have no following (yet) or it’s their first book and have been told pre-orders aren’t a good idea. But it’s important to understand the secondary reason for doing a pre-order on Amazon: Early Optimization. How to Sell Books on Amazon with Early Optimization Once...
Pan Macmillan has signed In a New York Minute from podcaster, comedian and debut novelist Kate Spencer in a two-book deal