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Science Fiction author Brian Aldiss dies, age 92

Aug 21 2017: Brian Aldiss, one of the most celebrated authors from the 'Golden Age' of science fiction, died today in his Oxfordshire home. He was the author of more than 80 books and 40 anthologies.

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Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld

Aug 10 2017: Netflix has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publisher founded by Mark Millar, creator of such characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Old Man Logan. This marks the first acquisition by Netflix, which described the deal as "a natural progression in the ...

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Candlewick Press to start publishing Walker Books in USA

Aug 10 2017: Twenty-five years ago, when Walker U.K. opened a U.S. branch, it was forced to take a different name as "Walker” was already in use. Thus Candlewick Press was born. Now Candlewick is poised to begin publishing in the U.S. for the first time under the Walker name having ...

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Jack Rabinovitch, founder of Canada's Giller Prize, dies aged 87

Aug 07 2017: Jack Rabinovitch, 87, founder of Canada's Giller Prize, died on Sunday. Rabinovitch, who worked in commercial real estate, founded the prize in 1994 to honor his second wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.

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J.K. Rowling returns to the top of the highest paid author list after nearly a decade

Aug 04 2017: J.K. Rowling has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's Highest-Paid Authors list for the first time in nearly a decade, displacing James Patterson. The top 11 writers sold nearly 30 million volumes in the U.S. over the past 12 months, logging $312.5 million in pretax...

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YA Author Laura Moser Running for Congress

Aug 04 2017: Young Adult author Laura Moser plans to challenge Republican incumbent Congressman John Culberson for District 7 (Houston, TX) in the 2018 election.

A journalist and a writer, Moser is the co-author (with Lauren Mechling) of the 10th Grade Social Climber novels. She ...

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Educational publisher Pearson cutting another 3000 jobs

Aug 04 2017: Although sales and earnings for the first half of 2017 were up over the comparable period in 2016, Pearson laid out its plans to cut another 3,000 jobs from its educational publishing workforce. In May the publisher, which has already eliminated about 3,000 positions, ...

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Coloring book sales decline

Aug 02 2017: In late 2015, the adult coloring book trend was the hottest thing in publishing. In 2014, one million coloring books were sold; in 2015, 12 million were sold. But in 2016 sales began to sag. This March, Barnes & Noble reported that its store sales had fallen 8.3 percent...

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