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'Extraordinary' Joseph Coelho novel wins Carnegie medal for children's writing

20 juin 2024

Joseph Coelho has won the Yoto Carnegie medal for children's books, marking the first time the prize has been awarded to a Black British writer.

Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks state effort to ban books from school libraries

13 juin 2024

On June 11, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the state Department of Education overstepped its authority by attempting to force the Edmond Public School district to remove two books the state had deemed inappropriate from its school library shelves, holding that new state rules enacted last...

Book about book bans banned by Florida school board

11 juin 2024

A book about book bans has been banned in a Florida school district. Ban This Book, a children's book written by Alan Gratz, will no longer be available in the Indian River county school district since the school board voted to remove the book last month.

Appeals court tells Texas it cannot ban books for mentioning 'butt and fart'

09 juin 2024

An appellate court has ruled that Texas cannot ban books from libraries simply because they mention "butt and fart" and other content which some state officials may dislike.

English-language books are filling Europe's bookstores. Mon dieu!

09 juin 2024

Young people, especially, are choosing to read in English even if it is not their first language because they want the covers, and the titles, to match what they see on TikTok and other social media.

Publishers sue Google over pirate sites

06 juin 2024

In publishers' ongoing fight to shutdown pirate sites, Cengage, Elsevier, Macmillan Learning, and McGraw Hill filed a lawsuit on June 5 accusing Google of promoting pirated copies of their textbooks. In the suit, the publishers are seeking unspecified monetary damages as well as a court order...

Romance Writers of America files for bankruptcy amid bitter racism battle

30 mai 2024

For decades, the Romance Writers of America (RWA) served as a champion for the mostly female authors of one of the country's most popular – and denigrated – genres of fiction.

Russian strike on Kharkiv printing house cripples Ukrainian book industry

24 mai 2024

The Russian missile strike on Kharkiv's Vivat printing house will significantly impact Ukraine's book publishing industry, reducing its overall capacity by 30-40%, Factor-Druk printing plant owner Serhiy Polituchyi told Radio Liberty on May 24.

Sights and insights from the 2024 U.S. book show

24 mai 2024

The publishing CEOs who joined PW at the U.S. Book Show had a lot to say about artificial intelligence, from a number of perspectives. S&S CEO Jonathan Karp had the most colorful take, rejecting the suggestion that the technology is currently the "elephant in the room" in publishing and calling it,...

U.S. book show: book biz CEOs discuss navigating rapid changes

23 mai 2024

On May 22, more than 800 people from across the many sectors of the book business joined Publishers Weekly and the Association of American Literary Agents at NYU's Kimmel Center in Manhattan for the 2024 U.S. Book Show, for a day's worth of professional programming. Kicking off the...

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