- 2014 Jul 24
'The Giver' Fun Facts
Ten surprising facts about "The Giver"
YA On the Big Screen
A look at upcoming YA movies.
- 2014 Jul 10
'Maximum Ride' to YouTube
James Patterson's Maximum Ride series will be adapted for YouTube as miniseries.
Radcliffe Is Potter No More
Daniel Radcliffe reports that he won't play Harry Potter again, despite a new story by J.K. Rowling.
Reading Through Touch
3-D printed picture books are allowing visually-impaired children to read via raised illustrations.
Prison's A Great Place to Read
In a piece on Page-Turner, the "New Yorker" blog, Alex Halberstadt talks to a former inmate about reading behind bars.
- 2014 Jul 09
Colum McCann's Attacker Charged
A Connecticut man has been arrested for assaulting author Colum McCann last month.
- 2014 Jul 07
'Das Kapital' Fetches High-Bidder
A copy of Karl Marx's opus laying out an alternative to capitalism sold for $40,000, just as the Dow hit a record high.
- 2014 Jun 24
YA Debate Recap
A recap of Ruth Graham's controversial article about why adults shouldn't read YA.
Not Free to Put Up Little Free Library
A Kansas boy was forced to remove his Little Free Library.
- 2014 Jun 12
Rowling Against Scottish Independence
J.K. Rowling donates funds to the "Better Together" campaign against Scottish independence.
- 2014 May 08
A Visit to Wonderland
An Alice In Wonderland-themed hotel in Brighton.
'Fault' Gets Most 'Likes'
'The Fault In Our Stars' trailer gets the most likes ever on YouTube.
A Manhattan Children's Book Tour
Manhattan as seen through children's books.
- 2014 Apr 22
Dick and Jane Art Auction
Nancy Childress, daughter of Robert Childress, will auction off some of her father's Dick and Jane artwork.
- 2014 Apr 18
The Genre Debate
Novelist Juliet McKenna argues, in "The Guardian," that sci-fi travels farther than literary fiction.
- 2014 Mar 20
New Formats For McCloskey Art
Robert McCloskey's artwork will appear in new product line.
High Stakes for 'Divergent'
An article speculates on whether 'Divergent' film can revive YA screen adaptations.
- 2014 Mar 18
'Wake' Film Gains Screenwriter
James Ward Byrkit to write screenplay for 'Wake,' based on Lisa McMann's book.
Dessen = Kristen Bell's Date
Sarah Dessen wins contest to be Kristen Bell's date for 'Veronica Mars' LA premiere.
- 2014 Mar 12
Roald Dahl In Brief
Concise Roald Dahl plots.
'Ernest & Celestine' Film
The French film 'Ernest & Celestine' will be available to view in the U.S. in French and English.
- 2014 Mar 11
'Gender-Specific' Children's Books?
Michael O'Mara reacts to demands to stop marketing books by gender.
Let Books Be Books
The Let Books Be Books campaign pushes to end gender division in children's books.
- 2014 Feb 20
George Clooney Loved Being Mr. Fox
A clip of George Clooney providing the voice for Mr. Fox in 'Fantastic Mr. Fox.'
R-Rated Films as Picture Books
A Pixar artist recreates classic R-rated movie scenes in a children's book.
Nine-Year-Old Reader Wows
A nine-year-old girl reads 364 books in seven months.
- 2014 Jan 28
'Belle Epoque' Optioned for Screen
Elizabeth Ross's 'Belle Epoque' optioned for film.
- 2014 Jan 09
Children's Book Manicures
A display of manicures based on children's books.
- 2013 Dec 12
Pooh Competition Reaches Out To Writers
Disney UK is launching a storytelling competition that asks writers to create new Winnie-the-Pooh stories and characters.
- 2013 Sep 26
Common Core Kerfuffle
What's the deal with Common Core?
- 2013 Sep 24
The Giver Film Coming Aug. 2014
The Giver film adaptation will open in theaters on Aug. 15, 2014.
- 2013 Aug 01
Elusion Rights Sold to Screen
Silver Reel and FlynnPictureCo acquire rights to Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam's upcoming YA novel Elusion.
- 2013 Jul 12
Benefits of Being a Lifelong Bookworm
New research suggests that reading and writing can slow down cognitive decline.
Reading Poems Backward
Do poems justify their last lines?
- 2013 Jul 11
Online Publishing Claims Supplier
The growth of electronic publishing has claimed another victim with the collapse of Australia's biggest supplier of academic books.
Book Illustration Competition Winner
Finn Dean for Brave New World illustrations.
- 2013 Jul 09
Arthur Rosenthal Dies at 93
"Rosenthal, who founded Basic Books in 1952, let his taste in nonfiction and his quasi indifference to profit margins guide him as a publisher."
Discount Book Chain Collapses
Allbooks4less.com.au, a chain of discount bookstores, has now been placed in administration with HLB Mann Judd partner Todd Gammel appointed.
- 2013 Jul 08
Highland Park Citizens Protest
Disposal of black history books.
- 2013 Jul 05
Boston University Sues Amazon
And Apple, Google, and Samsung.
- 2013 Jul 03
Cengage Learning Files for Bankruptcy
Cengage Learning filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday as part of an effort to shrink its $5.8 billion debt load.
A Blank Book Becomes a Bestseller
The story of how an empty book reached the top of Amazon.
Rowling Urges Press Reform Action
Harry Potter author and others sign Hacked Off letter to culture secretary calling for regulation royal charter to go to privy council.
- 2013 Jul 02
The E-Book Price War
Everything you need to know.
Penguin Random House
An American takeover?
- 2013 Jul 01
Why Is Apple Still Fighting?
A question hangs over Apple's e-books trial: Why is Apple fighting the U.S. Department of Justice when the book publishers the agency also sued chose to settle?
5 Sci-Fi Novels
For people who have sci-fi.
- 2013 Jun 28
France Wants to Stop Amazon Underselling
Reuters reported that Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti wants to ban Amazon’s simultaneous use of discounts and free delivery, the combination of which threatens the nation’s booksellers.
- 2013 Jun 27
'Wild Things' Gets Kickstart
A kickstarter project is raising money to publish a picture book poem inspired by Where the Wild Things Are.
'Charlie' Broadway Bound?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical opens on London's West End: is Broadway next?
Senate Bill Eyes Early Education
A U.S. Senate bill aims to expand early childhood education.
- 2013 Jun 26
Publishing Industry Racism Claims
White author Kristine Kathryn Rusch says her novels about a black detective could only be successfully launched in DIY editions.
Indigo Plans 40 Apple In-Store Shops
Indigo Books and Music Inc. is rolling out Apple technology shops within its large bookstores and plans to open stores outside of Canada.
Top 10 Classic Spy Novels
From Joseph Conrad to John le Carré, intelligence historian Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones picks the fiction that best reveals the secrets of espionage.
- 2013 Jun 25
'Encyclopedia Brown' Heads to Screen
Warner Bros. in negotiations to gain rights to the Encyclopedia Brown children's series.
Lion & Unicorn Closing Doors
The Lion & Unicorn Bookshop in Richmond, London is closing.
Operation Book Drop
Almost 900 books were wrapped in 7 different jackets and left all over Salt Lake City.
- 2013 Jun 21
London Review of Books Called Out
For excluding women.
- 2013 Jun 20
'Fifty Shades' Gets a Director
Sam Taylor-Johnson has stepped in.
- 2013 Jun 18
New Home for If I Stay Film
MGM picks up rights to Gayle Forman's If I Stay.
'Chocolate Factory' Hits London Stage
An article on the stage production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Too Small to Fail
A look at the Too Small to Fail initiative.
Follett Launches $50M VC Fund
College bookstore company Follett launched a $50 million venture capital fund to invest in “new technologies that have the potential to improve and even disrupt the way educational content is delivered and consumed.”
- 2013 Jun 17
Reading Novels Helps Thinking
Says new study.
NE Mobile Book Fair's Story
Will the red ink recede in time for what one veteran employee calls Mobile Book Fair 2.0 to emerge in its full glory?
- 2013 Jun 14
Grammar Police Continue Fight
Against apostrophe catastrophes.
- 2013 Jun 13
Booksellers for the Post Office
The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) is asking Congress to do its part to facilitate the spread of literacy and
guarantee free speech by ensuring the U.S. Postal Service remains solvent and that special Media Mail rates stay in place.
Profit Surge at Book Depository
The Amazon-owned Book Depository made a pre-tax profit of more than £15m in 2012 after selling intellectual property to another Amazon group the same kind of inter-company arrangement that the online retailer has recently been heavily criticized for.
- 2013 Jun 12
Flooring for Book Nerds
Love what you walk on.
Between Traditional and Self-Publishing?
Notting Hill Press offers 11 established authors chance to share their expertise while retaining control and royalties.
- 2013 Jun 11
YA Authors Connect with Young Writers
Authors Erin Bowman, Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas,and Kat Zhang running workshops for budding writers.
Kids' Books Poke Fun at NSA
A tongue-in-cheek look at NSA surveillance through children's books.
Martha 'Speaks' Lawsuit
The author of the Martha Speaks series is suing PBS affiliate WBGH.
- 2013 Jun 10
Scarlett Johansson Sues Publisher
She is seeking compensation and damages from a French publishing company after her name was used in the book ‘The First Thing We Look At,’
224-Word Short Story
On a stamp.
- 2013 Jun 07
God and Sci-Fi
The Guardian: Science might have no place for divine intervention, but SF has always lived by its own beliefs.
- 2013 Jun 06
Amazon Recruiting Indie Bookstores
And hiring Kindle sales reps.
Gendered Covers Failing
"The elements of a great story have no gender – so why do we market books to young readers as if girls and boys want different things from fiction?"
- 2013 Jun 05
British Booksellers Challenge Amazon
Booksellers Association calls for government action after France pledges €9m of funding to help its booksellers.
- 2013 Jun 04
France's culture minister has attacked Amazon for deliberately undercutting traditional rivals to create a "quasi-monopoly", in the latest assault by the socialist government on internet companies.
Best Personal Library
Is yours better than these award-winners?
How Timbuktu's Manuscripts Were Saved
When Islamist rebels set fire to two libraries in Timbuktu earlier this year, many of the texts had already been removed from the buildings and were at that very moment being smuggled out of the city, under the rebels' noses.
- 2013 Jun 03
"The E-book Case Is Bizarre"
Says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Amazon Leases 12-Storey Office
- 2013 May 31
Amazon Expands U.K. Office
Amazon's U.K.-based operations, which is accused of paying almost no tax in recent years, is set to expand into a new office and increase its employee count in the coming quarters.
- 2013 May 29
Spelling Champs Then and Now
A piece that catches up with past Spelling Bee champions.
- 2013 May 28
Starting Up in Publishing
"I’m going to give you a winning formula for founding a successful publishing startup: go back in time and start it in 2008. If for some reason that’s not possible, it’s not going to be easy."
Internet English Ruining the Language?
The Guardian takes a look.
- 2013 May 24
6 Publishing Lessons
From Open Road's first 3 years.
- 2013 May 21
Beware of Book Blurbs
'The Washington Post' did not review Martin Amis's latest novel favorably, but the book blurb suggests otherwise.
- 2013 May 20
11 Buzzy Books for Hollywood
These are the summer books on Hollywood's radar.
- 2013 May 17
Amazon Called Before Parliament
Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. will be called back to the British parliament to clarify how its activities in the UK justify its low corporate income tax bill.
How Do You Write About Life...
When it's lived on computers?
Publisher Threatens to Sue Blogger
For $1 billion.
- 2013 May 16
Amazon's Tax Questions
Guardian investigation shows key role of British-based staff in pushing tax rulebook to its limits.
- 2013 May 14
Did Luhrmann Get It Right?
A high school English teacher analyzes Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
A Super Sweet Musical
A behind-the-scenes look at the London stage production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
German Amazon Workers Set to Strike?
German labour union Verdi called on workers at Amazon.com to stage a strike in the country on Tuesday to put pressure on the global internet retailer to improve pay and benefits.
- 2013 May 13
Cengage CEO Seeks Restructuring
Cengage Learning said it’s seeking to negotiate with creditors on a restructuring plan and may need to file bankruptcy as part of its turnaround efforts.