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More than a quarter of readers of YA are over the age of 28 research shows

Apr 30 2024: Report commissioned by HarperCollins shows that uptake in YA fiction in older readers is due to behavioural changes described as ‘emerging adulthood’ or delaying ‘adult’ life.

Young adult fiction such as The Hunger Games, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and the ...

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PEN America cancels 2024 world voices festival amid further fallout

Apr 29 2024: Less than a week after canceling its 2024 Literary Awards ceremony following months of steadily mounting criticism over the organization's response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, PEN America has also canceled what would have been the 20th edition of its World ...

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Poetry Foundation offers aid to SPD presses as the search for new homes continues

Apr 26 2024: With little hope that the leadership of Small Press Distribution will emerge to help sort through the chaos caused by their abrupt closing at the end of March, other organizations have begun stepping in to try and mitigate the damage. One potential lifeline came through...

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Children's Publishers embrace the Taylor Swift factor

Apr 25 2024: Even casual observers of popular culture know all too well that Taylor Swift has reached new heights of icon status in the past year. The singer-songwriter’s influence can be seen everywhere from the economic boom created by her global Eras Tour to college courses ...

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International Update: EIBF, IPA protest new Hong Kong security law

Apr 22 2024: Following the adoption of the new Hong Kong Security Law on March 19, the European & International Booksellers Federation and the International Publishers Association expressed concerns about the limits this law will create on the freedom to publish and on bookselling ...

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PEN America cancels 2024 literary awards ceremony

Apr 22 2024: PEN America has canceled its 2024 Literary Awards ceremony, which was previously scheduled to be held at the Town Hall in New York City on April 29, although some awards will still be conferred. The move follows months of steadily mounting criticism of the organization ...

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Five more publishers join suit against Iowa's book banning, anti-GLBQT law

Apr 16 2024: Five publishers have joined the lawsuit filed last November 30 against Iowa over its book banning and anti-GLBQT law, meaning that plaintiffs now include all the Big Five U.S. publishers. The Iowa law would forbid school libraries and classrooms from carrying books ...

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Knopf to publish memoir by Alexei Navalny

Apr 11 2024: Navalny began writing Patriot shortly after his poisoning in 2020 and completed it just before his death in 2024. The book recounts the story of his life, including his youth, marriage, activism, political career, assassination attempts, and imprisonment, including ...

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