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Dave and Goliath: maverick writer Eggers makes a stand against Amazon

Oct 03 2021: This month, Dave Eggers, the award-winning campaigning author, is to risk American sales of his new novel, The Every, by limiting access to the hardback copies. Only small bookstores will stock it.

It is a typical move for Eggers, who has long pushed back against the...

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Pew Report: 'Who Doesn't Read Books in America?'

Sep 30 2021: Some 23% of American adults said they have not read a book in whole or in part during the previous year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted January 25 to February 8 2021, found.

According to the PRC ...

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UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is a stage for AI-generated collective poems

Sep 30 2021: UK’s contribution to Expo 2020 Dubai is a wooden sculptural structure that celebrates cultural diversity and collaboration, highlighting Britain as a meeting place of cultures and ideas. Created by artist and designer Es Devlin, the Poem Pavilion uses advanced machine ...

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When the New York Times book review panned the classics

Sep 30 2021: Some of today’s best-loved books — think “Catch-22,” “Tender Is the Night” and even “Anne of Green Gables” — had a rocky reception in the New York Times' pages.

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Ten things nobody tells you about the publishing industry

Sep 30 2021: An article by Kilby Blades, bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction and a digital marketing veteran.

There’s more to authoring than conquering the blank page. Dozens of unique quirks of industry factor into the experience of a creative. If you’re an ...

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France goes after Amazon’s books business

Sep 28 2021: In a fresh swipe at the e-commerce giant, French lawmakers will this week examine a draft law that would effectively stop Amazon from offering virtually free delivery for book purchases — a major selling point for the online platform versus traditional bookstores.

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"How to Be an Antiracist" author Ibram X. Kendi wins MacArthur "genius" grant

Sep 28 2021: Ibram X. Kendi is one of 25 Americans to receive a $625,000 grant from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Known colloquially as “genius” grants, the fellowships are designed to “encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own ...

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Wyden, Eshoo question "big five" publishers over their library e-book practices

Sep 24 2021: In a potentially significant development, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (D-California) this week presented a wide-ranging set of questions to the Big Five publishers regarding their practices in the library e-book...

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