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ACLS announces 2024 Open Access Book Award winners

May 03 2024: The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) this week announced the winners of the inaugural 2024 ACLS Open Access Book Prizes and Arcadia Open Access Publishing Awards. In the history category, Freedom Seekers: Escaping from Slavery in Restoration London by Simon...

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Innovators share 'disruptive' ideas at PubU 2024

May 02 2024: At the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Publishing University 2024 in Denver, whose theme was “Rise and Disrupt!,” an April 27 roundtable addressed alternatives—or creative tweaks—to traditional publishing models. Introducing the panel, IBPA CEO Andrea Fleck-...

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C.J. Sansom passes away at 71

May 01 2024: British author Christopher John Sansom, author of the Shardlake series of crime novels under the pen name C.J. Sansom, died April 27, the Bookseller reported. He was 71. Sansom was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Award in 2022 for his ...

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IBPA rebrands annual book award, adds DEI categories

May 01 2024: At Publishing University 2024, held in Denver, the Independent Book Publishers Association announced that the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, which honor titles in 57 categories, will be renamed the IBPA Book Awards and celebrate books across seven additional, ...

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Paul Auster dies at 77

May 01 2024: Paul Auster, the prolific novelist, memoirist and screenwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s with his postmodern reanimation of the noir novel and who endured to become one of the signature New York writers of his generation, died of complications from lung cancer at ...

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ABA files motion to intervene in FTC suit against Amazon

Apr 30 2024: The American Booksellers Association has filed a motion to intervene in the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust suit against Amazon, a move that the association said supports the FTC's case and “looks to bolster its claim that Amazon is guilty of unlawful exclusionary ...

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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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