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Total US book sales up 28% in Oct '17 compared to Oct '16, Year to date sales up almost 2%.

Mar 02 2018: What a difference a year makes. In October, total net book sales in the U.S. rose 27.6%, to $1.164 billion, compared to the same period in 2016, representing sales of 1,204 publishers and distributed clients as reported to the Association of American Publishers. For the...

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Sherman Alexie responds to harassment accusations

Mar 01 2018: After a month of online charges that he has been abusive to many women, particularly Native American women, author Sherman Alexie issued a statement yesterday. It's a mix of admission and denial and, as with so much of the matter, it's somewhat vague.

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A lot is riding on "A Wrinkle in Time." Ava DuVernay doesn't care

Mar 01 2018: Both the New York Times and Washington Post have "Wrinkle in Time" articles in anticipation of the March 9 movie release. The Times focuses on filmmaker Ava DuVernay while The Washington Post reviews the 1962 Newbery Medal Winner concluding that, "Artistically, the ...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates will write the Captain America comic

Mar 01 2018: Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of Between the World and Me and one of the country’s best-known public intellectuals, announced Wednesday he would begin writing the Captain America title for Marvel Comics in July.

The writer has previously worked on Black Panther, ...

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Why the Joy of Cooking is going after a Cornell researcher

Mar 01 2018: America's most celebrated cookbook brand is calling out one of America's most cited food scientists--the latest chapter in a scandal that has been rocking social science.

The tiff erupted on Tuesday morning, when Joy of Cooking on Twitter called Cornell’s Brian ...

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Harper Lee’s will unsealed, but only adds to the mystery

Feb 27 2018: On Tuesday, an Alabama court unsealed author Harper Lee’s will, but the mystery surrounding one of American literature’s most cherished authors only deepened.

The will, signed on February 11, 2016, eight days before her death, directed that the bulk of her assets, ...

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Penny Vincenzi dies aged 78

Feb 27 2018: Bestselling author Penny Vincenzi, whose novels have sold more than 7m copies worldwide, has died aged 78.

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Children's literature community rallies behind The March For Our Lives

Feb 27 2018: Last Friday, young adult authors Jenny Han and Raina Telgemeier e-mailed their kidlit community to say they would organize kidlit groups to march together in New York City and in the Bay Area for The March For Our Lives. The authors created the hashtag #...

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