Online retailer Amazon UK has taken on big awards such as the Man Booker and Costa Book Awards by launching its own literary prize – for self-published ebooks.
Source: Amazon launches £20,000 prize for self-published ebooks
Solange stopped by a black-owned book store and bought 250 books for fans.
Source: Solange Pays Visit to Black-Owned Book Store & Buys 250 Books for Customers
Minneapolis writer Kelly Barnhill has won the Newbery Award, children’s literature’s highest honor, for her young adult novel, “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” published by Algonquin Books.
Source: Mpls. author Barnhill wins Newbery Award, children’s literature’s highest honor – StarTribune.com
Never underestimate the importance of art.
Art does indeed…matter.
How Literature Helped A Former Yugoslav Refugee Find Her Identity
Source: How Literature Helped A Former Yugoslav Refugee Find Her Identity | KGOU
Any of you who, like me, have ever dreamed of spending the night in the library….rejoice!
Oh, and there’s a gin bar too.
Source: This Hotel With 50,000 Books Is A Literary Lover’s Dream Come True | The Huffington Post
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a huge fan of Mark Twain and while I love the idea of a new book, theoretically from him, I’m not sure about others finishing his work.
I guess we will all have to wait and see how it turns out and save the criticism until the finished product is read.
Philip Stead And Erin Stead Complete Mark Twain’s Lost Book, The Purloining Of Prince Oleomargarine
Source: Philip Stead And Erin Stead Complete Mark Twain’s Lost Book, The Purloining Of Prince Oleomargarine – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News
It seems that it makes no difference what industry is involved, no server is safe from these criminals. When will get a handle on this type of attack?
Source: St. Louis Public Library regains control of server | Book Blog | stltoday.com
In the last 32 years, over 11,000 books have been “challenged” in the U.S., meaning groups have tried to remove or restrict them from curriculums and libraries.
Source: Is it ever okay to ban books? | NJ.com
Swedish writer Fredrik Colting is being taken to court for infringing copyright on books including Breakfast at Tiffany’s and 2001: A Space Odyssey
Source: Author sued for making children’s books of On the Road and Breakfast at Tiffany’s