Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Clinton Devotional Book Pulled After Publisher Finds Further Instances of Plagiarism
Abingdon Press is discontinuing the sale of ‘Strong for a Moment Like This,’ a book of devotionals written for Hillary Clinton by Rev. Bill Shillady and published last month, after finding that several passages were lifted from the writing of other pastors.
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Scholastic Survey Shows Need for Increased Access to Children’s Books
In advance of International Literacy Day, the publisher is highlighting the low averages of children’s books in the homes of kids ages 0–17 in five countries.
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Video Game Writers Can Win the Nebula: Video game writers will henceforth be eligible for the Nebula Award, one of the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing.

Kobo Is Now Selling Audiobooks: Kobo has just launched an audiobook bookstore that sells audiobooks individually and also provides them on a subscription basis.

Casey Affleck to Star in 'Stoner': Following an Oscar victory, Affleck is set to star in a film based on the novel of the same name by John Williams.

Frank Bidart’s Poetry of the Unsaid: In Bidart’s poetry—which meditates on the gay body, in childhood and adulthood—empathy, like hope, is an act of the imagination.

Reading Along with College Lit Courses: A roundup of ten of this year's best college courses focusing on literature and their reading lists.

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