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06 juin 2015 à 14h39

U.S. book show 2024: meet the speakers

The 2024 U.S. Book Show will address issues impacting the publishing industry, including emerging technologies and AI, diversity, and the sales, marketing, and discoverability landscape. We'll also be looking at growth opportunities and diving into bread-and-butter career matters.

PEN America holds annual gala following months of turmoil

Capping off a tumultuous spring, free expression nonprofit PEN America held its annual Literary Gala on May 16 at the American Museum of National History in Manhattan's Upper West Side. The event, expected to raise roughly $2 million in funding by the end of the evening, saw PEN brass strike...

Alice Munro, short story master and Nobel Laureate, dies at 92

Canadian author Alice Munro died at her home in Port Hope, Ontario, on May 13. She was 92. Munro, who is best known for her many short story collections depicting the lives of those living in small town Ontario, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013, when she was recognized by the...

Librarians, advocates sue to block restrictive new Alabama library policies

A group of families and librarians filed suit in federal court this week to block the implementation of new library material policies enacted by the Autauga-Prattville Public Library Board of Trustees in Alabama. Filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the suit...

The cases against book bans

After a string of wins, significant developments loom in several book-banning lawsuits. Amid a three-year nationwide surge in book bans, 2024 began on a hopeful note for freedom-to-read advocates, with legal victories in book-banning lawsuits in Iowa, Florida, and Texas. But after some early...

America's unseen book bans: the long history of censorship in prisons

Tens of thousands of books are banned in US prisons, in an often arbitrary process that limits education opportunities. On a Monday night, just after six, Alicia Williams waits for the last stragglers to take their seats in her cramped classroom at the Washington corrections center. Her students...

Promotions and structural changes at Hachette Book Group, Hachette UK

Hachette Book Group and Hachette UK have made promotions and structural changes designed "to meet consumer needs in all formats and fuel Hachette's growth in the U.K., the U.S., and international markets.

Simon & Schuster buys Dutch publisher VBK

Simon & Schuster has bought VBK (Veen Bosch & Keuning), the largest publisher of adult and children's general-interest books in the Netherlands. The move marks S&S's first ownership of a foreign-language publisher and its first time owning a continental European publisher--and its first...

2024 Pulitzer Prize Winners announced

The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday by the Pulitzer Prize Board. To see and read more about the winners, please visit our awards page.

ACLS announces 2024 Open Access Book Award winners

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 P. Newman (University of...

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