December 16, 2017

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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November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017

This week: Africa’s top fact checker has been awarded, Booksellers prepare to #ShopSmall, Mashable as a cautionary tale, media struggle to contend with Facebook and Google, do you read science fiction differently?, the Odyssey has been translated by a woman for the first time, and a veteran journalist Charlie Rose has lost two honors over sexual allegations. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017

This week: the Comics history reacts to sexual harassment allegations, Amazon’s Kindle turns 10, Publishers and advertisers are still awaiting guidance on new data protection regulations, a British writer and explorer went missing, the National Book Awards were handed out, China’s answer to the Lord of the Rings is being translated to English, and Russia is attacking Buzzfeed. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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November 11, 2017

November 11, 2017

This week: Seattle has been designated a City of Literature, a new report is predicting the state of Libraries in 2025, are advertisers justified in avoiding hard news?, Twitter has doubled its character count, Tom Stoppard received a lifetime achievement award, Amazon announced its best books, and the top Congressman on copyright issues announces his retirement. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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November 4, 2017

November 4, 2017

This week: an Internet protocol is fighting censorship, Christian booksellers are filling gaps in their communities, the news subscription is doing better than expected, time for the Goodreads Choice Awards, “Fake News” is the word(s) of the year, Teen Vogue has gone online, and an American has been arrested for a tweet. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017

This week: Sony has a trademark problem, How did Pablo Neruda die?, a magazine publisher is making movies now, you eReader is helping medical science, a Biloxi school relents on a controversial book, Bill O’Reilly is without a literary agent, and the New York Times is fighting censorship overseas. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017

This week: Amazon HQ2 bidding has gotten wild, Weinstein Books is no more, an Anne Frank Halloween costume has drawn complaints, Lincoln in the Bardo is the Man Booker Prize winner, NYC Libraries are forgiving fines, Far-right groups caused trouble at the Frankfurt Book fair, and a gay journalist has been denied asylum in Russia. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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October 14, 2017

October 14, 2017

This week: a Canadian museum has launched a new digital collection, a news show host may cancel her book deal over the Harvey Weinstein allegations, a social media evangelist has been named school librarian of the year in the UK, Internet Archives have found a loophole in copyright law, Origin by Dan Brown has had a strong debut, publishers are building up experiential marketing plans, and a Russian blogger is in trouble for sharing an excerpt from a 30-year old novel. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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October 7, 2017

October 7, 2017

This week: a manuscript of the Book of Mormon has sold for $35 million, what is the Nobel committee looking for, Romance reading is on the rise and Romance readers aren’t happy with the New York Times, Kazuo Ishiguro is your 2017 Nobel Laureate, the copyright fight continues among scientific publications, and U.S. media organizations may be banned in Russia. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 30, 2017

September 30, 2017

This week: Amazon may have been too specific about their bestseller ratings, bargain books are on the rise, maybe classics shouldn’t be taught to young readers, Amazon Books is coming to DC and Austin, Playboy Publisher Hugh Hefner has died, the 5 under 35 has been announced, and Hemingway’s first short story has been found. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017

This week: a 25-word novel has been praised, a literary magazine is using essays to spotlight corner stores, a new collection of resources on the First Amendment is available for free, a Turkish novelist has released a short essay from prison, Hillary Clinton’s new book has set a sales record, one of the top American literary prizes has been awarded, and an exhibit on censorship has been censored. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017

This week: UNESCO releases its global literacy report, early reviews of Waiting for Godot have been digitized, Amazon is after fraudulent booksellers, the Man Booker short list is out, Amazon has removed one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book, Melville House is sending impeachment guides to Congress, and the National Book Award has released its long lists.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 9, 2017

September 9, 2017

This week: a comic book store in Philly is closing, find out why, a website outage hurt indie bookstore sales, a conservative publisher is shunning the NYT Bestseller list, video game writers are now eligible for the Nebula awards, bookstores need help recovering from Hurricane Harvey, it’s not easy carrying on a book series with a new author, and a classic holiday movie is becoming a holiday book, but maybe not for kids.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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September 2, 2017

September 2, 2017

This week: Spielberg’s upcoming movie about the Washington Post has a new title, a Japanese bookseller is expanding in the US, a New Mexico public library was the site of a shooting, the Newseum may be closing their doors, book festivals are keeping books alive, archaeologists have discovered the tomb of China’s Shakespeare, and the UNESCO Confucius prize was awarded. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 26, 2017

August 26, 2017

This week: a library of classics was destroyed in Italy, a comic book store was sold through Facebook, Huff Post is booming with its new homepage, Solzhenitsyn’s epic will soon be in English, an outed CIA operative wants to boot President Trump from Twitter, a little known author is called out for fixing the bestseller list, and Argentina celebrates a beloved author.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017

This week: a comic book publisher is moving into gaming, an ancient library is discovering lost poetry, Amazon is everywhere, Russian publishers are cutting LGBT references from books, a UVA Librarian had a stroke after protesting, Spotify is dropping the music of hate speech, and Breitbart News gets a high-profile new old employee.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

This week: Comic legend George Perez receives the Eisner award, children’s authors are sharing refugee stories, what is a programmatic analyst?, books are swearing more than they used to, the New York Public Library has two rooms designated as landmarks, UK poets are honoring dialects for National Poetry Day, and the Hugo Awards were announced. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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August 5, 2017

August 5, 2017

This week: Rebecca Blunt is a real screenwriter, honest; a complaint has been filed against the Iowa Writers Workshop; has a Netflix adaptation of a YA novel increased suicides?; the next Star Wars has a new cowriter; the former FBI director has a book deal; a Drag Queen has been blocked from reading to children; and JK Rowling is the world’s highest-paid author.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by American Presidents at War, a new nonfiction scholarly review by Thomas P. Athridge. Now available for preorder at market.aois21.com.

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Literally This Week is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, TuneIn, Podomatic, and media.aois21.com.

For news during the week, follow @aois21 on Twitter.

You can now support this podcast either by buying an ad through Advertisecast, or on the aois21 page on Patreon.

If there’s a story we missed, tweet to us with the #literallythisweek and we’ll check it out.

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