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  1. The New York Times is correcting a grievous wrong and finally publishing the obituaries of previously “Overlooked” women — like Sylvia Plath.
  2. Publishers are finally figuring out what the rest of us already know — when our fave celebrities talk about a book on Instagram, we listen.
  3. A delightful tale of the Publisher Pirate of London. Because copyright infringement is a tale as old as time.
  4. How the Oxford University Press is recreating dictionaries — and preserving endangered languages — in the modern digital age.
  5. A criticism I can’t criticize: the Amazon Books is a lousy replacements for our beloved and maligned brick-and-mortar bookstores.

 

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  1. In a heartbreaking — but not unsurprising — revelation, the world of children’s books is having its own #MeToo movement and shake-ups are happening.
  2. On a more upbeat note, Hachette Audio is releasing a series of audiobooks on vinyl and my ears are ready for it.
  3. Take a look at the publishing company that’s only publishing female authors in 2018 — because GIRL POWER.
  4. You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but let’s be real. It happens. Meet the book jacket designers whose job it is to catch your attention in a busy, busy world.
  5. So a bigwig at one of the world’s largest publishers has decided that ebook are a “stupid product.”Welcome to the real world, Jim.

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  1. EasyJet now has books on board for kids to read during the flight. And they called it… wait for it… the Flybrary. I’m dead.
  2. Sarah Jessica Parker can now add both Publisher and Honorary Book Club Chair to her list of enviable accomplishments. Carrie would be so proud.
  3. This six-stop tour of Chicago’s best book spots is a bibliophile’s dream. I think I know what I’m doing this weekend.
  4. It turns out that millennials love all things sharing economy (duh) — especially the granddaddy of them all, the library (double duh).
  5. An interesting and poignant look into what might be one of the last vestiges of the Great American Typewriter.

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  1. Two industry hotshots have teamed up to create a new imprint at Macmillan that will focus on “idea-driven narratives” that “straddle the line between commercial and literary.” You go, girls.
  2. Author Max Winter reminds us that rules are made to be broken, especially when it comes to writing fiction.
  3. This 94-year-old man keeps his mind active by self-publishing fiction. Because why not write 20 books after you retire at 90?
  4. The LA Review of Books created a five-week summer program to help people break into the publishing industry, and I. Want. To. Be. There.
  5. A fascinating look at what really goes into making a cookbook. Spoiler: it’s a lot.

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  1. A look at why the now-classic novel about Socs and Greasers still matters, 50 years later.
  2. The book purists of the world are (probably not so silently) rejoicing about the decline of e-book sales. Me included.
  3. Hollywood’s most sought-after trio–DiCaprio, De Niro and Scorsese–have their eye on the newest true crime tale to grip the nation. Fingers crossed they can work their magic.
  4. The book industry and the tech industry converged this week to discuss the the state (and future) of the publishing union.
  5. A captivating look at the title this bookseller puts into the hands of every patron who comes into her shop.

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  1. HarperCollins is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and this timeline of the evolution of the publisher over the last 200 years is breathtaking.
  2. Check out the books that made this year’s BookExpo Editor’s Buzz panel and get a jump-start on the titles that are supposed to make a splash in 2017.
  3. These seven weird and wonderful words you should be using are a word lover’s dream.
  4. A newly released F. Scott Fitzgerald short story shows that the public’s view of publishing hasn’t change much over the last hundred years.
  5. This Icelandic publisher has a very unique business strategy that includes full moons and book burning.

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  1. The Obamas are each writing a memoir and, judging by their post-presidential vacation photos, are going to have a lot of fun doing it.
  2. The war between novels vs. short stories is still raging (maybe a bit of an exaggeration?). But this list of interconnected short story collections showcases 10 story packages that help to bridge the gap between the Novel Greasers and the Short Story Socs.
  3. A glimpse into how (what might be) the most fashionable bookseller on the planet started selling books of their own. Dream big, kids.
  4. If you’re ever at a loss for what to read next, make sure you check out The Skimm’s Pinterest page, Skimm Reads. We go to them for our news, so why not for our books, too?
  5. HarperCollins has added a book recommendation AI interface to two of their Facebook pages. Just send them a message with some books you liked in the past and they’ll recommend new titles for you. Technology, FTW.