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Oct 01 2012: Tuesday October 2nd is one of the biggest publishing days of the year, if not the biggest, with hundreds of new titles hitting the shelves. None of us have time to read all of them, not even to read about them; so here, for your reading pleasure are half a dozen of the ...
Oct 01 2012: Banned Books Week (Sept 30-Oct 6) is celebrating, for want of a better term, its 30th year! For a short history of book banning in the USA and links to this year's Banned Books Week events and list of banned and challenged books, please click the link below:
Oct 01 2012: The following five books have been shortlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The winner of the C$50,000 will be announced at a ceremony on October 30. Fifty-one publishing houses submitted 142 titles for consideration, the three person jury consists of novelists...
Sep 28 2012: The Academy of American Poets has announced this year's winners:
Gary Snyder won the Wallace Stevens Award ($100,000) awarded for "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry."
Brenda Hillman received the Academy of American poets fellowship ($25,000) ...
Sep 28 2012: For the past seven years The National Book Foundation has honored five young fiction writers with its "5 Under 35" award. The recognition of the authors as rising stars in the world of books far outreaches the nominal $1000 monetary award. This year's five honorees have...
Sep 26 2012: Early reviews of J.K. Rowling's "The Casual Vacancy are starting to come in:
"[W]hereas Rowling's shepherding of readers was, in the Harry Potter series, an essential asset, in The Casual Vacancy her firm hand can feel constraining. She leaves little space for the ...
Sep 26 2012: In a series of moves meant to expand Barnes & Noble’s digital offerings, the company on Tuesday introduced two new color tablets and said a video store for its Nook products would make its debut this fall.
The new devices are a seven-inch tablet for $199, called the...
Sep 25 2012: The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has responded to an open letter from American Library Association president Maureen Sullivan about "discriminatory" eBook library lending practices at major publishers. Here are some excerpts:
"At a time when individual ...
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