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Greg Bear, 1951-2022

Nov 21 2022: Greg Bear, a Seattle science-fiction author who played a leading role in defining how global audiences saw future final frontiers, died Saturday of complications following heart surgery.

Born in San Diego, Greg Bear had his first short story published in 1967 and ...

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Book sales continued to struggle in August

Nov 17 2022: U.S. book sales fell 9% in August compared to a year ago at the 1,367 publishers who report data to AAP’s StatShot program. All segments had declines in the month.

The largest drops came in the university press category, where sales fell 22.3%, and at religious ...

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2022 National Book Awards

Nov 17 2022: The National Book Awards returned in-person for the first time since 2019 on November 16 at their usual location of Cipriani Wall Street in New York City’s financial district. Presiding over the evening’s award ceremony was author, producer, and television host Padma ...

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HarperCollins union workers bring strike to the National Book Awards

Nov 17 2022: As the 73rd National Book Awards kicked off at the swanky Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, unionized HarperCollins employees took their strike to the sidewalks surrounding the venue. As guests lined up to grace the NBA's red carpet, they were greeted by HC union ...

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BBC and A24 adapting Booker Prize Winner ‘Shuggie Bain’

Nov 15 2022: The BBC and A24 are teaming for an adaptation of Douglas Stuart’s 2020 Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain, an international bestseller, sold in 39 countries.

Gaynor Holmes, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, says: “Shuggie Bain is an extraordinary novel, with all ...

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B&N buys paper source

Nov 15 2022: Barnes & Noble has bought Paper Source, the stationery and gift store retailer with 123 locations across 25 states. Starting immediately, customers will be able to redeem B&N and Paper Source gift cards at either store; this applies to future gift cards as well as ...

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Concerns linger for libraries after mixed election results

Nov 14 2022: As usual, EveryLibrary executive director John Chrastka was busy on Election Day, this year tracking the fate of some 55 library initiatives across 16 states. And while general support for libraries appears to remain high overall, Chrastka says, he also observed some ...

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University presses are keeping American literature alive

Nov 14 2022: In an opinion piece in the New York Times, Margaret Renkl explores the importance of University Presses:

Many important manuscripts would not see the light of day if they were measured against expectations for nationwide sales. University presses take up titles that ...

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