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Voice-Activated Interactive	Children’s Picture	Book

Voice-Activated Interactive Children’s Picture Book

From Hachette’s Press Release: Storytime App Novel Effect (www.novel-effect.com) and Hachette Book Group (www.hachettebookgroup.com) have announced a pilot program to create immersive read-aloud experiences for select children’s books from [...].


ALA Works to Protect Net Neutrality Rules

ALA Works to Protect Net Neutrality Rules

Over the last several years, legislators in several branches of the government have proposed changes to the Internet and regulations to govern it. The Senate Commerce Committee’s first Federal [...].


President Proposes End to Federal Library Funding

President Proposes End to Federal Library Funding

Eliminating or ending federal funding of libraries has been proposed by President Trump. The American Library Association is working to form a grassroots effort to fight the cuts. Here [...].


John Le Carre to Release a New George Smiley Novel

John Le Carre to Release a New George Smiley Novel

September 7th has been set at the release day for A Legacy of Spies from bestselling espionage novelist John Le Carre. It has been twenty-five years since Le Carre [...].


Publisher Harper Collins Turns 200

Publisher Harper Collins Turns 200

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS CELEBRATES ITS 200TH ANNIVERSARY The publisher will be offering special, year-long anniversary moments on their website for readers, authors, and booklovers. Here’s more from their press release: [...].


Mystery Writers of America Welcomes Indie Authors

Mystery Writers of America Welcomes Indie Authors

For many years as the publishing world changed, and digital books came to the forefront, organizations that represented authors took a ‘wait and see’ approach before including indie authors. [...].


HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO PUBLISH RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS, A NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED COLLECTION OF SPOONERISM POEMS BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN!

HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO PUBLISH RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS, A NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED COLLECTION OF SPOONERISM POEMS BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN!

HARPERCOLLINS CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO PUBLISH RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS, A NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED COLLECTION OF SPOONERISM POEMS BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN! Today HarperCollins Children’s Books announced the publication of Runny Babbit Returns, a [...].


North American Hammett Prize 2016 Nominees Announced

North American Hammett Prize 2016 Nominees Announced

The North American Hammett Prize is given each year outstanding literature in the genre of crime writing. It is open to both American and Canadian authors and the selections are [...].


Nielsen BookScan Sees Sales Increase Over Holidays

Nielsen BookScan Sees Sales Increase Over Holidays

The holidays were good for books sales. In a report released by Nielsen BookScan, book sales increased 21% the week prior to Christmas. That is after a decline in [...].


How The World Reads

How The World Reads

Today, the global literacy rate is at 83%, making reading an important and unique facet of communication among humans. It helps keep our lives happier and more comfortable, like [...].