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ReedPOP & We Need Diverse Books Team Up For BookCon - Posted December 11, 2014
ReedPOP and We Need Diverse Books have established a partnership. The collaborators plan to organize two panels that will take place during BookCon 2015. The first panel, scheduled for May 30th, will focus on the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre with participation from Kameron Hurley, Ken Liu, ... [GalleyCat]

Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer Sign On as Indies First Spokespeople - Posted September 26, 2014
The American Booksellers Association has recruited Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and his rockstar wife Amanda Palmer (both pictured, ... [GalleyCat]

Comics Take Center Stage For This Year's Banned Books Week Celebration - Posted September 16, 2014
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression will celebrate Banned Books Week from September 21st to September 27th. The organization plans to shine a spotlight on graphic novels and comics. Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee, had this statement in ... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie & Jess Walter to Host a Weekly Podcast - Posted August 29, 2014
Two writers, Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter, plan to launch a podcast called "A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment." The premiere podcast was unleashed on August 25th and it contains two episodes. Followers can expect a new one to ... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie & Jess Walter Hosts a Literary Podcast - Posted August 29, 2014
Two writers, Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter, plan to launch a podcast called "A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment." The premiere podcast was unleashed on August 25th and it contains two episodes. Followers can expect a new one to ... [AllTwitter]

Stephen Colbert Challenges Fans to Make 'California' a 'New York Times' Bestseller - Posted June 16, 2014
Due to the ongoing dispute between Amazon and Hachette, consumers cannot pre-order Edan Lepucki's... [AllTwitter]

Stephen Colbert Gives Amazon a Piece of His Mind - Posted June 5, 2014
Amazon has been receiving more than its share of bad publicity over its little war against publisher Hachette--and thanks to Stephen Colbert and author Sherman Alexie, the company got a bit more unflattering attention last night. ... [PRNewser]

Sherman Alexie Novel Distrbution During World Book Night - Posted April 28, 2014
Students in Idaho celebrated World Book Night last week by handing out free copies of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The National Book Award winning title was recently b... [AllTwitter]

Sherman Alexie Novel Distrbution During World Book Night - Posted April 28, 2014
Students in Idaho celebrated World Book Night last week by handing out free copies of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The National Book Award winning title was recently b... [GalleyCat]

Dav Pilkey, Toni Morrison & Sherman Alexie Lead ALA's Frequently Challenged Books List - Posted April 14, 2014
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by ... [GalleyCat]

'The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian' Banned in Idaho School District - Posted April 4, 2014
The Meridian School District in Idaho has voted to ban The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie from a 10th grade English reading list. The controversial book won the National Book Award for Young People's Literatu... [GalleyCat]

Will You Make a New Year's Resolution to Support Independent Bookstores? - Posted December 27, 2013
Have you been trying to nail down your new year's resolutions for 2014? Bustle writer Emma Cueto has a suggestion: "Buy your books from independent bookstores whenever possible." Cueto calls indies "community landmarks" and points out that "they do things like host author events, sometimes with local writers, sometimes with... [GalleyCat]

Authors Volunteer to Serve as Guest Booksellers at Independent Bookstores - Posted November 14, 2013
Have you ever imagined getting recommendations from a National Book Award-winning author while shopping at a bookstore? On November 30th (aka "Small Business Saturday"), bibliophiles may meet some of their favorite writers serving as guest bo... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie Backlist Coming as eBooks - Posted October 3, 2013
Despite being an early critic of digital books, Sherman Alexie will publish his backlist with Open Road Media. The books will be available on October 15th. ... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie Comes Around on eBooks, Partners With Open Road - Posted September 30, 2013
Author Sherman Alexie has partnered with digital publisher Open Road Media to release his entire backlist of fiction in eBook form. Titles include: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The Toughest Indian in the World, Fl... [FishbowlDC]

Sherman Alexie Comes Around on eBooks, Partners With Open Road - Posted September 30, 2013
Author Sherman Alexie has partnered with digital publisher Open Road Media to release his entire backlist of fiction in eBook form. Titles include: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The Toughest Indian in the World, Fl... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Lemony Snicket Selects & Annotates Poetry Portfolio - Posted September 3, 2013
Bestselling children's author Lemony Snicket has selected and annotated 20 different poems for a special called "Poetry Not Written for Children That Child... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie: 'Grammar cops are rarely good writers' - Posted June 12, 2013
Grammar cops are rarely good writers. Imagination always disobeys. -- Sherman Alexie (@Sherman_Alexie) June 12, 2013   Novelist Sherman Alexie generated hundreds of tweets, puns, grammar jokes and arguments with the simple Twitter post embedded above: "Grammar cops are rarely good writers. Imagination always disobeys," he wrote. Does an obsessi... [GalleyCat]

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2012 - Posted April 16, 2013
The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged library books of the year. We've linked to free samples of all the books on the list-follow the links below to read these controversial books yourself. The list was part of the ALA's ... [semanticweb.com]

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2012 - Posted April 16, 2013
The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged library books of the year. We've linked to free samples of all the books on the list-follow the links below to read these controversial books yourself. The list was part of the ALA's ... [GalleyCat]

Scholastic Partners with Little, Brown For Storia App - Posted March 14, 2013
Scholastic has partnered with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to offer a selection of the publisher's children's book titles in Storia, Scholastic's classroom-based reading app for kids. Lit... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Most Frequently Challenged Library Books of 2011 - Posted April 9, 2012
The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged library books of the year. We've linked to free samples of all the books on the list--follow the links below to read these controversial books yourself. During the past year, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom received... [GalleyCat]

10 Most Frequently Challenged Library Books of 2011 - Posted April 8, 2012
The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged library books of the year. We've linked to free samples of all the books on the list--follow the links below to read these controversial books yourself. During the past year, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom received... [AllTwitter]

Chris Van Allsburg on Picture Book Writing - Posted October 28, 2011
More than 25 years ago, children's author Chris Van Allsburg published The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, a collection of 14 mysterious illustrations. For The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Van Allsburg teamed up with thirteen fellow writers to create short stories inspire... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Donates $5,000 for The Stranger's Literature Genius Award - Posted June 16, 2011
Amazon donated a $5,000 to fund The Stranger Genius Foundation's annual literature award. The organization gives Genius Awards every year to five Seattle-based artists working in the fields of literature, theater, film, music, and visual art. The winners of all five award... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie Writes 'The Facebook Sonnet' - Posted May 16, 2011
The New Yorker recently published "The Facebook Sonnet" by Sherman Alexie. The poem follows the AB-AB/CD-CD/EF-EF/GG ... [GalleyCat]

Jason Schwartzman Shows Us How to Use The New Yorker iPad App - Posted May 12, 2011
John Biggs at TechCrunch analyzes why the New Yorker app is far superior to the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jason Schwartzman Shows Us How to Use The New Yorker iPad App - Posted May 12, 2011
John Biggs at TechCrunch analyzes why the New Yorker app is far superior to the ... [FishbowlNY]

Jennifer Hunt Joins Dial Books for Young Readers - Posted May 2, 2011
Jennifer Hunt has joined Penguin Group (USA)'s Dial Books for Young Readers as vice president of acquisition and development and editor-at-large. Here's more from Publisher's Weekly: "In he... [GalleyCat]

Laurie Halse Anderson Fights 'Soft Pornography' Label - Posted October 1, 2010
Award-winning novelist Laurie Halse Anderson (pictured with this GalleyCat correspondent at BEA 2010) wrote the controversial young-adult book Speak, where the female protagonist is the victim of rape. A Missouri college professor recentl... [GalleyCat]

Christopher Hitchens Replaces Sherman Alexie at PEN World Voices Festival - Posted April 29, 2010
Yesterday the PEN World Voices Festival announced t... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie Wins 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction - Posted March 23, 2010
Picked from among 350 novels and short story collections, Sherman Alexie's War Dances has won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The award was judged by ... [GalleyCat]

PEN World Voices Festival Lineup Revealed - Posted March 18, 2010
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Lemony Snicket on Your iPhone - Posted October 13, 2009
As we journey through this eventful Tuesday the 13th, here are some more links for your midday reading pleasure... One blogger explains how she got a HarperCollins author to visit her book club via the community and sponsorship website, Groupable. ... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie Will Meet with Amazon Reps - Posted June 3, 2009
Following his disparaging remarks about Amazon's Kindle in the NY Times and his subsequent clarification on a popular literary blog, author Sherman Alex... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie Versus Amazon - Posted June 2, 2009
Author Sherman Alexie played a public role at BEA 2009--contemplating readership, Amazon's Kindle, and class during heady panel discussions. The author of "The Absolutely True Diary ... [GalleyCat]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted June 2, 2009
Washington Post Magazine editor takes buyout- FishbowlDC Campbell Brown is back, but no more "No Bias, No Bull"- ... [FishbowlLA]

American Readers: Rising Up or Fading Out? - Posted June 1, 2009
On Friday afternoon, American readers were praised, teased, and celebrated during a lively BEA panel discussion moderated by Granta's newly-appointed acting editor, John Freeman.... [GalleyCat]

Writing the Future Depression - Posted May 20, 2009
This month's Harper's magazine features short science fiction from Colson Whitehead, Jamaica Kincaid, Sherman Alexie... [GalleyCat]

2009 Indies Choice Book Award Winners - Posted April 17, 2009
The American Booksellers Association, a network of independent booksellers, have announced the winners of the 2009 Indies Choice Book Awards. We think they've done good: Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction): The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer... [FishbowlLA]

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