April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018

This week: Three members quit the Swedish Academy over sexual assault allegations, the top feminist book is going out of print, a major magazine publisher lost key parts of its digital staff, an Oklahoma student uses the same textbook a country star used 36 years ago, JRR Tolkien's son releases a new book by the late author, the story of four teenagers robbing a library was made into a movie, and China shuts down access to a popular humor app. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 7, 2018

April 7, 2018

This week: the estate of a deceased author is trying to trademark one of his titles, the Fire and Fury TV adaptation has a director, the Hugo Award Nominees were announced, A Gentleman in Moscow has a star, a publisher is banking on the Obamas having a big year in sales, celebrity bookclubs are getting more people to read, and a journalist was killed in the Gaza strip by Israeli forces. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018

This week: Another award has been taken away from Sherman Alexie, Religious publishing is on the rise, the US Poet Laureate has been given a second term, Senator John McCain is attacking President Trump in a new book, the Ted Hughes Award was handed out, President Trump attacked Amazon by tweet, and UNESCO has launched a database to help expert women get on the news. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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March 24, 2018

March 24, 2018

This week: a never-ending poem has literally hit the streets, the former FBI director’s memory is soaring in sales a month before it’s released, John Oliver has released a book to counter a children’s book by the Vice President’s daughter, Don Quixote is being used to fight a Spanish court ruling, Sylvia Plath’s typewriter was sold at auction, photographer Bill Cunningham has a secret memoir, and JRR Tolkien’s artwork goes on display. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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March 17, 2018

March 17, 2018

This week: the comics industry is concerned for Stan Lee, Sherman Alexie has turned down an award in light of sexual allegations, Apple has bought the e-magazine service Texture, the comics and publishing industry reacts to the death of Stephen Hawking, the estate of Harper Lee has sued the Broadway adaptation of her book, an indie publisher is offering a free eBook because of the new CIA nominee, and Tunisia censors two online games. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018

This week: Dolly Parton read to children at the Library of Congress, a 1990’s history book is causing trouble in the church, Heart Newspapers are getting creative with paywalls, Washington state brings back net neutrality, will Florida arm Librarians?, George R.R. Martin quits blogging, and a Russian deputy is accused by multiple journalists. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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March 3, 2018

March 3, 2018

This week: a fantasy author has caused a backlash on social media, Michelle Obama has announced her memoir release, are online subscriptions due to fall?, Harper Lee’s will is unsealed, Librarians are fighting the opioid crisis, China has banned Winnie the Pooh, and some literary treasures have been discover in Australia. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018

This week: a new comic book store has opened, Mary Shelley’s original notebooks are being released, a new study found an interesting change in women’s portrayals in novels, a prisoner may have to pay the state for his incarceration after getting a book deal, the PEN/America awards were handed out, a new eBook and Audiobook service has been launched, and the internet laughs at a country’s attempt to limit internet use.. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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February 17, 2018

February 17, 2018

This week: an editorial cartoon has hit a nerve, comics shops are hoping for a rebound in 2018, Barnes and Noble cuts staff abruptly, the New York Times reverses course on a new hire, the Caldecott and Newberry awards were handed out, a lock of George Washington’s hair has been found in an uncatalogued book, and a popular author has been cut by his publisher. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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February 10, 2018

February 10, 2018

This week: a parent and lawmaker speak out against a book on police brutality, book sales are up in Puerto Rico, Prince William has launched a poetry competition, Newsweek magazine is in chaos, the LA Times was sold, the National Science Foundation will not tolerate sexual harassment, and Brazil’s largest newspaper has quit Facebook. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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January 27, 2018

January 27, 2018

This week: Oakland’s Public Library was without power, Chinese Police have arrested a Hong Kong publisher again, a DC book club is the most popular club at school, Ursula K. LeGuin has died, The Pope has a problem with fake news, Apple is building up their eBooks again, and the Polish Parliament is banning and reference to their people taking part in the Holocaust. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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January 20, 2018

January 20, 2018

This week: there’s a new religious version of Wikileaks, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury is flying off the shelves, South Korean universities have reached a deal with a science journal publisher, garbage collectors have started a library of discarded books, President Trump announced the Fake News Awards, Prisons face backlash over book censorship, and schools are teaching kids to spot fake news. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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January 13, 2018

January 13, 2018

This week: the story of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury continues, the Golden Globes were handed out, a publisher replies to President Trump, Wikileaks may not have violated copyright law, a San Francisco bookstore is staying open, Anne Rice’s books are coming to TV with big name help, and Yemeni blogger has been missing for 150 days. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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January 6, 2018

January 6, 2018

This week: Someone has robbed Stan Lee of $300,000, Former President Obama shares his favorite reads of 2017, will Facebook kick news off the newsfeed?, Helen Dunmore has won a Costa prize posthumously, the Strand owner Fred Bass has died, President Trump tired to block a book release, and Barnes and Noble and others miss out on the a major book sale. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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December 30, 2017

December 30, 2017

This week: DC Comics goes after possible copyright infringement, Indies are bouncing back in the UK, the Library of Congress has stopped saving your tweets, Vice Media faces sexual harassment claims, Facebook is no longer flagging Fake News, Silicon Valley can’t save books, and Sue Grafton has died with one book unwritten. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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December 23, 2017

December 23, 2017

This week: should history textbooks “out” famous LGBT figures?, British publishers are facing a fight over European rights after Brexit, James Patterson has given 320 independent booksellers holiday bonuses, the poet Ovid can finally return to Rome, a long-lost Christmas carol has been found, the Washington City Paper has a new owner, and Singapore’s fourth graders read at the most advanced level. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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December 16, 2017

December 16, 2017

This week: there’s still a chance to save a Modesto comics store, a Cambodian magazine continues to elude censors, #MeToo at the Paris Review, the Library of Congress announces the 2017 film registry additions, a third-grade class have saved a bookstore, Forbes magazine shifts strategy, and literary fiction in crisis. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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December 9, 2017

December 9, 2017

This week: a Canadian author faced trouble from U.S. Customs, Australia is studying the effect of Google and Facebook on the media, The Street is laying off staff again, the Goodreads Choice Award winners were announced, the LA Weekly as new owners, libraries in Egypt are under threat, and a lawsuit is attempting to stop a mashup between Star Trek and Dr. Seuss. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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December 2, 2017

December 2, 2017

This week: one copyright lawsuit has beget another concerning a popular parody card series, 2017 has been a weird year for bestsellers, Amazon is clashing with Publishers, Dictionary.com names its word of the year, Waterstones has chosen its book of the year, Reddit is fighting for net neutrality, Barnes and Noble realizes they are a bookstore. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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