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Whatcom READS Announces 2023 Book Selection

Proposed by Whatcom County Library System The Cold Millions by Spokane-based author Jess Walter is the 2023 Whatcom READS book pick. Michael Christie, featured title author of 2022, Green woodmade the announcement at a March 4 event at the Mount Baker Theater. Winner of Washington State Book Award and named to numerous “Best Book of […]

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Playing this week: “The Thing About Pam” and the Critics Choice Awards

Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is vast. Here are some of the shows, specials, and movies coming to television this week, March 7-13. Details and times are subject to change. Monday THE THING ABOUT PAM 10 p.m. on NBC. The slurp of a sip-sized drink becomes something sinister in this true […]

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Review: Pandemic Literature in Real Time | Book reviews and short stories

HAMILTON CAIN Star Tribune “Our Friends of the Country” by Gary Shteyngart; Random house, 336 pages, $28. Here it is: the cutting edge of the literature on the pandemic. Last year, in a superhuman feat, Scottish author Ali Smith delivered ‘Summer’, the brilliant final installment of his seasonal quartet, written in real time as COVID-19 […]

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5 book reviews you need to read this week ‹ Literary Hub

Our treasure chest of terrific reviews this week includes Julian Lucas on Yoko Tawada Scattered all over the earthNathaniel Rich on Jack E. Davis’ The bald eagleMolly Young on Quan Barry’s When I’m gone, look for me in the EastKristen Martin on Sarah Manguso very cold peopleand Laura Miller on Marlon James’ Moon Witch, Spider […]

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Why Book Ban Efforts Are Spreading in the United States

In Washington’s Mukilteo School District, the school board voted to remove “To Kill a Mockingbird” – voted the best book of the past 125 years in a reader survey conducted by The New York Times Book Review – from the ninth year curriculum at the request of staff members. Their objections included arguments that the […]

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Creating a Championship Culture: Ole Miss Education Professor, Oxford High Football Coach Author Book on Building “Thick” Organizations

local books Published on January 24, 2022 | by TLV News Subscribe now and get the weekly TLV dispatch delivered to your inbox. Like Oxford High School soccer coach Chris Cutcliffe he says, it all started with one leader asking another leader for a “fresh look” at his program. From there, a new book was […]

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Yanagihara’s New Novel Is Right Before “Paradise” | book reviews

By Helen T. Verongos Special for the Post-Dispatch When “A Little Life” arrives in 2015, the novel’s intimacy is so intense that it leaves its author – and its fictional characters – vulnerable to criticism, even derision. For some, the fate of Jude, the abused protagonist, was so dark it was unbearable. Similarly, the emotional […]

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Amazon is now offering up to 80% off a giant collection of eBooks for your library starting at $2

Today only, as part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon is giving people another chance to load their eBook libraries up to 80% off for new Year. These e-books, which now start from just $1.99, can be enjoyed on your Kindle, iPad, smartphones, computers, and other places where you might like to […]

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PChome signs deal with Kobo to sell eBooks and eReaders

PChome 24h is based in Taiwan and is an e-commerce site. They carry popular brands such as Kindle, Onyx Boox, Moan and many more. The company just signed a deal with Kobo to sell Kobo-branded eBooks and eReaders on the site. Kobo has a dedicated homepage called KoboLand. During the first trial week, more than […]

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Review: A Beauty of a Dog Story | Book reviews and short stories

LAURIE HERTZEL Star Tribune “The Speckled Beauty” by Rick Bragg; Alfred A. Knopf, 238 pages, $26. Those of us with city dogs (what Rick Bragg calls “fancy dogs”) might be dismayed to read about the life of Speck, the rambunctious, mostly untrained rescue dog on the loose. and still spoiled for a fight that Bragg […]

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The Foundation for Agriculture announces the 15th “Book of the Year”

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its 15th “Book of the Year” award to author Kiki Thorpe for “How to Grow a Monster.” The award was presented at the 103rd American Farm Bureau Federation convention. “How to Grow a Monster” explores the theme of designer gardening and includes a gardening-related activity for young […]

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Libraries lend 506 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in 2021

Overdrive is the largest digital distributor for public libraries. The company serves 76,000 libraries and schools in 94 countries. In 2021, 506 million e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines were loaned, representing a 16% increase from 2020. 121 public library systems in seven countries obtained one million or more loans from digital books, while four school […]

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These are the terms the major publishers have for audiobook and e-book libraries in 2022

Public libraries around the world have strong catalogs of audiobooks and e-books. In order to distribute this digital material, they have to deal with a digital distributor, such as Overdrive, Cloud Library, Hoopla and many others. These companies have established relationships with all the major publishers, and they all have drastically different terms. Some have […]

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Black parents push back on right-wing attacks on “critical race theory”

register here for the daily 74’s newsletter. Donate here to support independent journalism of the 74. DAnielle Atkinson remembers being outraged after learning of an incident five years ago at Royal Oak Middle School in suburban Detroit. This happened the day after former President Donald Trump’s victory in November 2016. A group of Latino children […]

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Evolutionary biology pioneer EO Wilson dies at 92

“Future generations will forgive us for our horrific genocidal wars, because it will go too far down in history. They will forgive us for all the follies and misdeeds of previous generations. But they will not forgive us for having so carelessly thrown much of the rest of the life into our care. Edward Osborne […]

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Over 120 K-12 Education Bills Already Introduced For 2022 Missouri Legislative Session | Local news

Over the past year, concerns about COVID policies, critical race theory and controversial books have highlighted tensions in public education. Additionally, the pandemic has exacerbated teacher shortages and increased calls for ‘school choice’ for families – which could include charter schools, virtual schools, or state support to attend private schools. . The Missouri legislature took […]

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Canadians adopted audiobooks and e-books in 2021

Canada has experienced two consecutive years of lockdown, due to COVID. Sometimes things start to open for a few months and then a new wave starts to infect people and businesses start to shut down again. This has been very evident in the bookstore industry. This whole situation has prompted many Canadians to start buying […]

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Better than Siri: Real readers bring audiobooks to life | book reviews

But while it should be obvious that no one wants an audiobook to sound like your GPS, readers’ voices can still be divisive. Caroline Lee, who narrated most of Liane Moriarty’s novels, returns for bestseller “Apples Never Fall” (Macmillan Audio, 6 p.m., $31). Lee, who is Australian like the author, has received rave reviews from […]

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Best-selling author answers the challenges of the Wyoming book | Wyoming

CHEYENNE – Some parents in Laramie County School District 1 have asked to remove at least 15 books from school libraries due to their mature content. Among those listed after a major public response at Monday night’s board meeting, nearly all of the popular young adult novels written by New York Times bestselling author Ellen […]

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Lina Wertmüller, first woman nominated for an Oscar for best director, dies at 93

Lina Wertmüller, the first woman to earn a Best Director Oscar nomination, died Thursday in Italy. She was 93 years old. Wertmüller’s death was reported in the Italian press. According to a friend, the screenwriter and director died “peacefully at home, next to her daughter and her relatives”. Born in Rome as Arcangela Felice Assunta […]

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Review: Margaret Renkl Produces a Collection of Poignant Essays on the Contemporary South | book reviews

GRACELAND, AT LAST: Notes on Hope and Sorrow in the American South. By Margaret Renkl. Editions Asclepiade. 291 pages. $26. I don’t remember how I found Margaret Renkl’s column in the New York Times, but I clearly remember thinking — wow, that’s a concert! Being the Times’ editor of “the flora, fauna, politics and culture […]

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Tokenism in the attribution of book reviews: a valid idea or no more wokeism?

Greg Markley By GREG MARKLEY In a recent New York Times magazine article, opinion writer Jay Caspian Kang wrote a commentary titled “The Reductive Practice of Assigning Book Reviews by Identity.” He argued that “it might be healthy for progressives to stop, turn away from the work of making the world a fairer place, and […]

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“Hidden Mercy” spotlights nuns and priests who responded to AIDS with compassion

In 1986 the Vatican published a letter condemning homosexuality with which the New York Times called a “sharp allusion to AIDS. ” One year later, nearly 48,000 Americans had died of the disease. Even as the death toll rose, the Roman Catholic Church strengthened its position and also opposed the gay and lesbian rights movement […]

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These are the best Amazon ebooks of the year

Looking for a new ebook to read? Amazon just announced the 10 best books of 2021 and there are some compelling choices. The Lincoln Highway from Amor Towles is the first choice! This annual list is handpicked by Amazon Books editors, who have read thousands of books to share their recommendations. “This year fiction has […]

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New digital library service adds streaming movies and music, e-books and more

Ashburton Public Library has added hoopla digital content streaming service to its services, so customers can read e-books, watch movies and TV series, as well as listen to audiobooks and music for free. using their library card. Customers can access over 750,000 titles by downloading the hoopla digital mobile app from their app store or […]

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Whatcom READS Announces Community Programs and Conversations Exploring Michael Christie’s 2022 Book Selection, “Greenwood”

Proposed by Whatcom County Library System The Whatcom READS 2022 selection is the generational saga Green wood by Canadian author Michael Christie. With trees as a guiding metaphor, Green wood traces the rise and fall of a family and the “hopeful and impossible task of growing towards the light”. “We believe local readers will appreciate […]

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Best eBooks About Atlantic City and Its Interesting Past

Before Las Vegas became a sensation, another American city dominated the gaming landscape. Located on the New Jersey coastline, Atlantic City was Vegas before Vegas stole its thunder. These days, players can easily log in and play games at Dunder online casino, but in the past, if you wanted to play slots, Atlantic City was […]

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Reviews | Assign book reviews by identity

With this reflection, the review becomes a referendum that announces whether or not the book and, by extension, the author are acceptable to outsiders who just want to be allied with the right opinions. It’s not the fault of the critics. They, even more than the authors, are made unwitting participants in this mass act […]

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Amazon Kindle has some new features for reading ebooks

Over the past two months, Amazon has introduced a slew of new changes to the Kindle. A week ago, they overhauled the home screen and removed the dedicated back button from the main menu navigation bar. Amazon has promised more changes in the coming months and we just got another one. The e-reader has a […]

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From Books to eBooks, with New Online Catalog, Library Materials Just a Click away | Homes and Lifestyle

Posted on September 28, 2021 | 3:16 p.m. Aspen Discovery Online Catalog. (Courtesy photo) With the launch of a new online catalog, Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Libraries are offering a new way to find great reading, starting September 28. Brought to you by Aspen Discovery, the catalog includes features that make it easy to […]

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You can now access Skoobe ebooks on Tolino e-readers

Tolino has just introduced a new firmware update 14.2.0 for its current and previous e-readers. This adds support for the Skoobe subscription book service directly to the device, giving users the ability to browse and read their collection of digital content, without having to leave your Tolino eReader. The new option is now placed in […]

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Tennessee Williams’ rarely seen story takes place in post-war Italy | Book reviews

“It’s a dimension of Williams that I think most readers don’t know a lot about,” says Andrew Gulli, editor-in-chief of Strand. “We think Tennessee Williams is the chronicler of faded greatness, anguish and weakness, but his travels and interactions show just how a versatile observer he was of how American foreign policy was viewed in […]

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Sartore to Release New Volume in Photo Ark Series | Book Reviews and News

Lincoln-based photographer Joel Sartore at a National Geographic Photo Ark portrait shoot. Lincoln National Geographic photographer and explorer Joel Sartore will release “Photo Ark Wonders: Celebrating Diversity in the Animal Kingdom” this fall on October 19. The Photo Ark series of books inspires people to care for and help protect animals, funds conservation projects on […]

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Book Reviews: “Afghanistan Papers” Findings New, But Motivations are an Old Story | Arts

Afghan papers HALF A CENTURY AGO, a war-weary nation was shocked to learn that its government had deliberately and continually lied to its citizens about its stated goals in a foreign civil war. Two years ago, this same citizen learned that history had repeated itself. The first event sowed deep mistrust of the leadership, prompting […]

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Kindle for Apple iPhone will once again be able to sell you ebooks

Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and Kobo will soon be able to offer payments for digital content directly on their own websites and process payments, without paying Apple 30% of each ebook sold. This also includes other reading apps that sell audiobooks, magazines, manga, and newspapers. This new system is expected to be implemented […]

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Half a billion ebooks will be borrowed from the public library in 2021

The public library has been open since the start of the pandemic and more people than ever are borrowing digital content. Overdrive estimates that more than half a billion audiobooks and e-books will be on loan in 2021. Public libraries around the world are seeing double-digit growth in their digital cases with the Toronto Public […]

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Book Reviews: From Mia Bay’s “Traveling Black” to Steven Raichlen on Grilled Vegetables to the True Story of Insects

Here is the truth about some recently published books that are worth reading. “Traveling Black” by Mia Bay The Belknap Press by Harvard University Press, non-fiction, $ 35 What is it about : Explores the ways in which transportation has been used to foster discrimination against blacks, briefly touching on topics of particular interest to […]

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Google cuts 30% off audiobooks and e-books

Google takes 30% of in-app transactions from developers, making it unviable for low-margin items like audiobooks or e-books. Lots of people make it work, but the revenue per transaction is really low. All that will change, Google will lower its reduction from 30% to 15%, in exchange for supporting certain platforms and features. The Play […]

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Here are the best Amazon ebooks of 2021, so far

Amazon Books publishers scour thousands of pages to determine the best books of the month, the best books of the year so far, and the best books of the year, debating new releases in various categories, including literary fiction, mystery and thriller, biography, books for children and young adults, all to help customers find their […]

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Amazon will distribute ebooks to public libraries

Amazon has entered into a much-anticipated deal with the Digital Public Library of America to distribute 10,000 audiobooks and e-books to libraries. The content will be provided by Amazon’s own footprints, such as Thomas and Mercer, Amazon Crossing, and 47 North. This is the first time that libraries will receive digital books directly from Amazon […]

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Top publishers sell a ton of eBooks in 2021

Harpercollins, Hachette, Simon and Schuster and Penguin Random House are four of the most prolific book publishers in the world. In the first three months of 2021, they saw very strong sales of audiobooks and e-books. This trend is expected to continue for the rest of the year, mainly due to COVID and the increase […]

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You can no longer advertise eBooks using Google Shopping Ads

Google has a hacking issue in the books section of the Play Store, which has been well documented. A few years ago, it got so bad that they turned off the ability for users to sign up for publisher accounts to submit eBooks, and you basically had to be invited. Last year they allowed self-publishers […]

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Amazon is giving away 10 free Kindle ebooks for World Book Day

Every year, Amazon makes 10 free Kindle books available for free, as part of its World Book Day promotion. The titles truly come from all over the world, with 10 separate countries represented and they have all been translated into English. The books you download have no expiration date and are yours forever. Hurry, World […]

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App State Common Reading Program announces “Belonging” as selection of books for 2021-2022

BOONE, NC – Appalachian State University’s Common reading program named Nora Krug’s award-winning graphic memoir “Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home” as the 2021-2022 book selection for the university’s new class of freshmen and transfer students. “Nora Krug’s poignant graphic memories remind us that identity cannot be confined to one time, place, culture […]

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Amazon Kindle will allow you to delete ebooks on other devices

Amazon is working on a new feature for the Kindle called the Remote Licensing Version. Some books only allow a limited number of simultaneous copies on a customer’s devices. You will likely run into this issue if you have more than one Kindle, in addition to a Fire tablet and the Kindle app for Android […]

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Traditional book reviews are dead. The “bookstagrammers” kill him one message at a time

Representative image | Pixabay Text size: A- A + VSDoes an Instagram derail the “sacred” profession of book review, once reserved for leading publications and journals? If the predominant “Bookstagramm” trend is any indication of this, then we may be entering a new era of book reviews – aesthetic, millennial, and decidedly much more compact. […]

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Did you know Prime members can get free ebooks through First Reads?

Amazon Prime members enjoy many benefits, such as fast shipping and access to Amazon Video and Music. Prime Reading is one of the best programs, you can borrow around 20 titles per month, from a dedicated list, but they are not yours. They eventually expire and disappear from your Kindle. Did you know there is […]

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Get Free Ebooks: Where to Read Books Online for Free

Free ebooks are just one way to help your reader earn a living. And, thanks to libraries, public domain texts, and even bookstores, there is no shortage of free ebooks. Generally speaking, most free e-books are classic texts that no longer have enforceable copyrights, but if you dig a little deeper, you can find plenty […]

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App State’s Common Reading Program Announces “Rising” as 2020-2021 Book Selection

BOONE, NC – Appalachian State University’s Common Reading Program Announces Book Selection for 2020-21: “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore” (Milkweed Editions, 2018) by Elizabeth Rush – Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2019 in general non-fiction. “Rush’s creative, non-fiction approach makes the many implications of sea level rise due to climate change real and tangible,” said […]

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Why did interactive ebooks never catch on?

This article on interactive ebooks is sponsored by The Beehive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden of KCP Loft. New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that’s gripping, terrifying, and more relevant every day. The Beehive follows seventeen-year-old Cassie, who, after […]

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Toddlers use print books more than e-books, development researchers find

Look in any child’s room. Some are adorned with local team banners and sports paraphernalia, others with dinosaurs and star maps. What you see is less an extension of this toddler’s budding personality, but more of a modification of parents’ dreams for this child’s future. But if there’s one thing every toddler’s room needs, it’s […]

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Essay argues young academics should write book reviews

The conventional wisdom is that graduate students shouldn’t take the time to write academic book reviews. There just isn’t enough for them, it is thought. Now granted, I am not a career guidance counselor, and I have no particular privileged view of the academic hiring process. Nor would I deny the important credentialing functions of […]