- 2016 Feb 08
Fear Spreads in Hong Kong
The mysterious disappearance of five booksellers in Hong Kong has sparked a "profound fear" of Beijing's reach, according to the 'New York Times.'
Karin Slaughter Defends Libraries
The bestselling crime writer is campaigning to save libraries from funding cuts in both the U.S. and the U.K.
Koch Brothers' Secrets Revealed
Preview Jane Mayer's new book 'Dark Money' which details the deeds of political activists the Koch brothers.
Students Prefer Physical Books
A survey of more than 300 college students indicated that 92% prefer to do "serious reading" on physical books rather than on e-readers.
A Graphic Novel Set in Iraq
Drawing on his life as a Marine, Maximilian Uriarte's graphic novel 'The White Donkey' depicts the war in Iraq.
- 2016 Feb 05
China Confirms Investigation
For the first time since five Hong Kong booksellers mysteriously disappeared, China confirmed an investigation of "illegal activities."
Shooting Down Book Prices with Guns
Brave New Books, a bookstore in Austin, Tex., is offering discounts to customers who carry guns.
Amazon's Job Posts Leave Clues
Amazon's highly specialized job postings indicate plans for a bookstore business beyond Seattle’s University Village.
How Memes Promote Books
The visual experience of a meme can help brand a book and create a community, among other benefits.
Where Are Women in Comics?
France's great comics event in Angouleme stirred serious criticism for being dominated by men.
- 2016 Feb 04
Germany Agrees to Fix E-book Prices
The German cabinet has extended a law to fix e-book prices in order to protect brick-and-mortar stores.
The Most-Lied-About Book
A BBC survey identified the book that the most readers have lied about reading, and the result will surprise you.
Inside Amazon's Secret Store Plans
Amazon is planning to open more bookstores as well as other types of retail stores, according to Re/code.
Celebrate National Storytelling Week
In honor of the event, here is a list of 15 books that will help inspire your storytelling career.
A Blueprint for Better E-books
The National Science Foundation is funding a project to create interactive digital textbooks.
- 2016 Feb 03
Stephen King On Hollywood
The famed author discussed book-to-film adaptations and how much Hollywood owes book writers.
Inside Emma Watson's Book Club
Check out what's happening with the Harry Potter star's book club, 'Our Shared Shelf,' which launched last month.
Poet's Life Spared in Saudi Arabia
The death sentence for a Palestinian poet convicted of apostasy was reduced to eight years in prison, 800 lashes, and public repentance.
Hong Kong Bookseller's 'Banned' Books
Despite questions of his safety, Hong Kong bookstore owner Paul Tang is still selling books that criticize China.
A Black Literary Movement
Chris Jackson, one of the few black editors in the publishing industry, wants to "protect writers, of any race, from the dishonesty of racism."
- 2016 Feb 02
Mapping a 'Wrinkle in Time'
An illustrator's map of "A Wrinkle in Time."
Racism in Classic Children's Books
An article discusses racism appearing throughout works of classic children's literature.
Race, Censorship, and Children's Books
Daniel José Older discusses recent controversy over slave depictions.
Author Wants More Kid's Reviews
S.F. Said is encouraging newspapers to offer more space for children's book reviews.
Hardinge's Costa Win
An article addresses the significance of Frances Hardinge's Costa Book of the Year Award win.
Kennedy Leaves Hachette
Fiona Kennedy is leaving her role at Orion Children's Books.
A Talk with Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer discusses writing, her characters, and what's next.
Meyer First Graphic Novel
Marissa Meyer is trying her hand at graphic novels.
Mafi New Book Preview
Tahereh Mafi offers a look at "Furthermore."
Amazon American Girl Specials
Amazon Studios will create live action American Girl series.
Rowling Twitter Spat
J.K. Rowling gets into a twitter argument with Natalie McGarry.
New Wizarding Schools
J.K. Rowling has revealed several Wizarding Schools found around the globe.
'Sandcastle Empire' Film
Leonardo DiCaprio will produce an adaptation of Kayla Olson's "The Sandcastle Empire."
A New Beatrix Potter Title
Penguin Random House will publish "The Tale of Kitty and Boots."
Barnes & Noble Tries Personalized Books
Barnes & Noble is partnering with Sourcebooks to sell personalized children's books.
A New Literary Movement
Some authors are using an immersive technique, similar to method acting, to improve their writing.
10 Must-Reads for February
Check out a list of 10 titles releasing this month, including 'The Fugitives' by Christopher Sorrentino.
Sales Up with Amazon's Book Depository
Amazon's subsidiary The Book Depository is pushing into the Australian market with a new distribution agreement.
Malibu's Bank of Books Closing
The independent bookstore is closing its doors in April just four years after opening.
Books that Boost Writing Skills
Lessons from these three books will improve the quality of your writing.
- 2016 Feb 01
A Book by Zadie Smith's Brother
Ben Bailey Smith may join his older sister on the bestsellers list with his children's book 'I Am Bear.'
Minnesota Book Awards Finalists
Minnesotans including the state poet laureate are among the 32 finalists for the awards on April 16.
Havana Book Fair Preview
Havana's annual International Book Fair will see more American authors, publishers, and book distributors than ever later this month.
Obit: Arnold Greenberg
The 83-year-old owner of New York City's beloved Complete Traveller bookstore died on January 22.
Credibility is Linked to Diversity
The lack of race and gender diversity at the Oscars and the comics fest Angoulême is taking its toll on the events' credibility.
- 2016 Jan 29
Why Women Love Book Clubs
Check out a list of 11 reasons why every woman should join a book club, including debates, snacks, and wine.
A 'Free and Open' Hong Kong Book Fair
Organizers of the largest book event in Hong Kong say there will be no political vetting of books or exhibitors this year.
An Author's Inspirational Note
A library in Los Angeles revealed a note written by the late Octavia E. Butler to herself offering words of support and motivation.
J.K. Rowling's Twitter Row
The creator of Harry Potter became embroiled in a Twitter feud with Glasgow East Parliament member Natalie McGarry on Thursday.
Reddit's Front Page Overhaul
CEO Steve Huffmans says "big" changes and improvements are coming to the popular website.
- 2016 Jan 28
Valentines for Bookish Hearts
Check out 20 book-inspired Valentine's Day cards to give to those who love literature.
Authors Rally for U.K.'s Libraries Day
As libraries face closure around the U.K., the nationwide celebration on February 6 is drawing support from authors such as Philip Ardagh.
Helen MacDonald's Favorite Books
The bestselling 'H is for Hawk' author revealed why she doesn't read Jane Austen, what she's reading now, and more.
Why Books Have Blank Pages
A layout artist explains the purposes blank pages serve, noting that they actually don’t cost publishers money.
Bolano’s ‘2666’ is Coming to the Stage
The complicated novel by Roberto Bolano is opening at the Goodman Theater starting February 6.
- 2016 Jan 27
10 Books for Harry Potter Fans
If you liked the magic in the Harry Potter series, then read these 10 books, including 'The Night Circus.'
A Book of 'Dad Poems'
Three comedians are behind a coffee table book of "Dad poems" entitled 'Leaves of Grass I Trimmed With My Mower.'
'Jane Eyre' House to Lose Funding
In 2018, County officials will no longer support Wycoller Hall, Charlotte Brontë’s model for Mr. Rochester’s Ferndean Manor.
A Hong Kong Publisher's Warnings
Bao Pu, a publisher in Hong Kong, said that the freedom of expression in the territory is being increasingly threatened.
NYY Suing for Copyright Infringement
'The New York Times' is suing over author David Shields' use of 64 thumb-nail sized photos of the paper's front pages.
- 2016 Jan 26
Hungarian Harry Potter
Hungarian editions of Harry Potter books.
'Little House' Movie
A movie based on "The Little House On the Prairie" television series is in the works.
Amy Poehler, Judy Blume, and Kate DiCamillo are writing new forwards for Beverly Cleary books.
Collecting Books for a Cause
An 11-year-old has launched a campaign to collect books in which black girls are the main characters.
'Potter' Sales Booming
Harry Potter sales nearly doubled last year.
New Children's Book Award
The Klaus Flugge Prize for the Most Exciting Newcomer to Picture Book Illustration launches.
A Sendak Museum?
A look at efforts to create a Maurice Sendak museum.
Rowling PEN Award
J.K.will be presented with the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award.
Scholastic 'Washington' Statement
Scholastic offers a statement about the decision to withdraw "A Birthday Cake for George Washington."
The NCAC Responds to 'Washington'
The National Coalition Against Censorship's response to the "A Birthday Cake for George Washington" controversy.
Slavery in Picture Books Debate
"A Birthday Cake for George Washington" controversy continues.
'Lie Tree' Wins Costa Prize
Frances Hardinge's "The Lie Tree" wins Costa book of the year for 2015.
Publishing Industry is Mostly White
Diversity survey shows that the publishing industry is predominantly white and female.
A Slow Coming Sendak Museum
A Maurice Sendak museum open to the general public may not come to pass for a very long time, according to the 'New York Times.'
Weinstein Previews 'War And Peace'
Award-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein promises that his 'War And Peace' TV miniseries is "sexy" and "spectacular."
10 Lessons From a New Author
First-time published author Kristin Meekhof shared 10 things she has learned since her book 'A Widow's Guide to Healing' came out.
Recommended Reading for a President
An international politics professor listed five books that the next President of the U.S. should read, including 'Why Nations Fail.'
Amazon Tests E-Book Gift Cards
Bartell Drugs, a Seattle-based chain, is carrying title-specific Kindle gift cards as Amazon tests their success.
- 2016 Jan 25
Hong Kong Bookseller Reunites with Wife
Lee Bo, one of five missing booksellers from Hong Kong, has reportedly reunited with his wife in mainland China, according to CNN.
Why Speed Reading Doesn't Work
A scientific study on speed reading revealed that there is a trade-off between speed and comprehension.
'Revenant' Bumps Small Press Sales
The small university press that owns the rights to 'The Revenant' novel is seeing a spike in sales thanks to the success of its new film adaptation.
'Making A Murderer' Book Coming
Ken Kratz, the prosecutor on the Netflix docuseries, says he’s writing a book with more information about the victim, Teresa Halbach.
2016's Most Political Picture Book
Lauren Redniss’s 'Thunder and Lightning' is a warning about climate change despite its colorful cover.
- 2016 Jan 22
Find the Perfect Snowstorm Book
Curl up with the right book, such as 'Roughing It' by Mark Twain, as snow heads toward the East Coast this weekend.
Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Revealed
The longlist for the 2016 prize includes four American authors and debut Irish author Lisa McInerney.
11 Stories Set in Bookstores
If you love bookstores, check out these stories that are set inside of them, including Nina George's 'The Little Paris Bookshop.'
France Lands Short-Story Vending Machine
Short Edition, a publishing start-up, is testing eight of its first models of short-story vending machines in Grenoble, France.
Indie Bookstores in the Digital Era
The threat of e-books has vanished, and independent bookstores have more reach than ever.
- 2016 Jan 21
Obituary: Lord George Weidenfeld
The publisher, who died on Wednesday, was called "one of the last of a sadly diminishing roll call of European émigré publishers."
Life Lessons Learned At a Library
Libraries introduce readers to a wider world through books, and here are four essential lessons learned by a loyal patron.
Classic Literature, Without Words
Nicholas Rougeux’s art project, Between the Words, shows ‘Moby Dick,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ and other classic books through just their punctuation.
Avoid These Query Letter Mistakes
Check out these tips for writing a query letter to a literary agent, including how to keep it short.
Pearson to Slash 4,000 Jobs
As it focuses on its international education business, Pearson said it is cutting 4,000 jobs.
- 2016 Jan 20
Amazon is Closing Shelfari
The virtual bookshelf company is closing and merging with GoodReads, according to GoodEreader.
How to Raise Kids Who Like Books
Check out a list of five ways to raise children who love reading.
See Chuck Klosterman's New Book
The nonfiction writer's latest book, 'What If We're Wrong,' takes a hard look at the future.
13 Accurate Books on Slavery
Following controversy over a children's book depicting "happy slaves," here are 13 titles that reveal the true horrors of slavery.
George Weidenfeld Dies at 96
The U.K. publisher who fled the Nazis and risked prosecution for publishing 'Lolita' died on Wednesday.
- 2016 Jan 19
Oxford Lit Fest Responds to Outcry
Following Philip Pullman's resignation and subsequent outcry, event organizers are considering paying author fees.
Penguin Drops Degree Requirement
In an attempt to increase diversity in publishing, Penguin Random House employment candidates will no longer need a university degree.