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Netflix developing projects for three Ibram X. Kendi books

Jan 20 2021: Netflix is partnering with author and scholar Ibram X. Kendi to produce three new projects based on his books Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You; and Antiracist Baby. Kendi will executive ...

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Sourcebooks donates $200,000 in honor of RBG

Jan 20 2021: Sourcebooks has donated a total of $200,000 to six organizations supporting causes championed by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The one-time donations came from profits on sales of 2021 The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wall Calendar: Her Words of ...

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Amanda Gorman to read one of her poems at the presidential inauguration

Jan 15 2021: The incoming Biden administration has chosen Amanda Gorman to read one of her poems at the presidential inauguration. She’s an inspired choice for a nation desperate for hope and new energy. In 2017, as a sophomore at Harvard, she was appointed the first National Youth ...

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Publishing industry unites to block Trump administration book deals

Jan 15 2021: Author Barry Lyga has posted an open letter signed by more than 250 authors, agents, booksellers, and publishers supporting their opposition to any publisher signing up President Donald Trump or members of his administration for any further book deals.

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Amazon hit with ebook price fixing suit

Jan 15 2021: The law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011 has now filed a class action suit against Amazon, accusing the company of colluding with the Big Five publishers to restrain price competition in the e-book ...

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Ved Mehta, writer who illuminated India, is dead at 86

Jan 11 2021: Ved Mehta, a longtime writer for The New Yorker whose best-known work, spanning a dozen volumes, explored the vast, turbulent history of modern India through the intimate lens of his own autobiography, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 86.

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Publishers Weekly launches a new U.S. book trade fair for May

Jan 08 2021: Publishers Weekly has announced it will launch a new American publishing trade fair. Named the U.S. Book Show, the debut event will run virtually May 26-28. The intended audience includes booksellers, librarians, publishers and literary agents from across the U.S. and ...

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Costa Book Category Winners

Jan 06 2021: Winners have been named in the five Costa Book Awards categories, celebrating "the most enjoyable books of the year by writers resident in the U.K. and Ireland. Each author receives £5,000 (about $6,760) and is eligible for the £30,000 (about $40,560) Costa Book...

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