June 17, 2017

June 17, 2017

This week: Singapore’s library board has pulled a controversial book series, Canada is reviving a lost language through film, a Shakespeare performance has caused outrage, there’s a new U.S. Poet Laureate, the Man Booker Prize was announced, the first review of Milo Yiannopolous Dangerous is out, and there’s a new non fiction award for self published authors.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by Will this be on the Final?, the second poetry collection by Bianca Palmisano. Available soon in print from Lulu.com.

It is also 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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June 10, 2017

June 10, 2017

This week: the works of Marquez are being translated in Arabic, a century old lit mag is reborn, Al Jazeera is accused of supporting terrorism, Bob Dylan gave his Nobel lecture, celebrities are becoming storytellers-in-chief, you can read for free on the New York City Subway, and Russia has convicted the Ukrainian Librarian for extremism.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by Will this be on the Final?, the second poetry collection by Bianca Palmisano. Available soon in print from Lulu.com.

It is also sponsored by HIVE: Battle at the Dog Star, the second book in the HIVE Series by James D. King. Find HIVE in paperback from Lulu and wherever eBooks are sold, including market.aois21.com

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

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June 3, 2017

June 3, 2017

This week: Neil Gaiman has been challenged to read a menu, a novel from 1985 is topping bestseller lists, is this the year of the blockbuster novel?, the Baltimore Book Festival dropped a controversial author, the National Willa Cather Center has opened, Europe is dropping taxes on eBooks, and the German Government has passed an Open Data act.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

This week: the public may be experiencing Trump Fatigue, Indie Presses are stepping up in New Mexico, are the keyboard’s days numbered?, Amazon Bookstores are coming to LA, there’s a new book genre, a bookstore is opening to honor a slain journalist, and a Chinese book chain celebrates 80 years.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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May 11, 2017

Due to the aois21 birthday extravaganza taking up much of Keith's time, there will not be an episode this week. Please enjoy the news list for this week.

Here is the top literary news of the week:

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May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

This week: saving a library in Timbuktu, the secrets of ghostwriters, the last wishes of a departed writer are being optioned for a movie, Hollywood writers may not be going on strike, how an indie publisher is shaking up Twitter, the rise of comic book biographies, and Librarians storm Capitol Hill.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 29, 2017

April 29, 2017

This week: the 44 year battle to resurrect the Globe Theatre, James Bond is getting a back story in comics, Wikipedia is taking on fake news, San Diego libraries are cutting back, Copyright Reform has passed the House, If you read a lot you may be the best lover, and Indies are on the rise for Independent Bookstore Day.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 22, 2017

April 22, 2017

This week: A Maryland Country is losing their longtime Librarian, Are Parents learning poetry?, The rise of blank books, News publishers are using Apple News more, A Self Published author has offered a prize for readers, Bill O’Reilly’s publisher is standing pat, and Twitter has struck a deal to stay on in Russia.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by Will This Be on the Final? by Bianca Palmisano. The second poetry collection by Palmisano is now available as an eBook and will be available in print soon from Lulu.com. Visit aois21.com for more information.

It is also sponsored by “Dating” as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega. This sexual memoir skirts the edges of risqué as Vega shares her own sexual adventures. Find “Dating” across the web as an eBook or in paperback from Lulu.com.

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.

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April 15, 2017

April 15, 2017

This week: Louisiana’s archives are at risk, Indie bookstores in the UK have been awarded, the Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, We’ve got the Top Ten Challenged books of 2016, A new ALA President has been elected, Margaret Atwood tells how her novel isn’t that fictional, and a new conglomerate is producing audiobooks.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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April 8, 2017

Here is the top literary news of the week:

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April 1, 2017

April 1, 2017

This week: one author is getting almost no royalties from an adaptation of his work, the Writer’s Guild may go on strike, the AP takes a step toward gender acceptance, the Library of Congress adds to the National Recording Registry, the PEN/Literary Awards were handed out, the FCC privacy rollback may be helpful for publishers, and two U.S journalists were attacked in Russia.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by HIVE: Battle at the Dog Star by James D. King. Available now in paperback from Lulu.com. Download it today wherever eBooks are sold and join the fight against the Insectoid scourge.

It is also brought to you by “Dating” as Told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega. The collection of Aylin’s sexual adventures is now available in paperback from Lulu.com. Pick up your copy today! #BetterThan50Shades

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

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March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017

This week: what killed Jane Austen?, RIP founder of New York Review of Books, what New Yorkers will be reading, authors respond to NEA cuts, checking out Amazon’s neighborhood bookstore, looking toward the Fall for the Book, and religious publishers filling the religious gap.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by HIVE: Battle at the Dog Star by James D. King. Available soon in paperback from Lulu.com. Download it today wherever eBooks are sold.

It is also brought to you by #TryPod, an endeavor to encourage and share the joy of podcast listening with a wider audience. Share your experience today on Twitter and Facebook using the #TryPod.

Literally This Week is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, Tune In, Podomatic, and media.aois21.com.

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March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017

This week: the BBC is helping Alzheimer’s patients remember, the World Wide Web turns 28, two news organizations will be sharing a journalist, a New York book fair takes a step toward equality, the Oxford Comma matters, President Trump wants to cut the NEA, and indie publisher George Braziller has died.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by HIVE: Battle at the Dog Star by James D. King. Available soon in paperback from Lulu.com. Download it today wherever eBooks are sold.

It is also brought to you by Sexed Vexed Perplexed Live! on WDLS Internet Radio. The Modern Whore Aylin Vega will be taking questions live Thursday night from 10 to 11. Tweet your questions beforehand @themodernwhore, or visit the Facebook event page at Facebook.com/SVPPodcast. Listen live Thursday night at www.WDLSradio.net.

Literally This Week is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, Tune In, Podomatic, and media.aois21.com.

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March 11, 2017

March 11, 2017

This week: a Professor has analyzed segregated libraries, the state of indie campus bookstores, how much did PRH pay the Obamas?, two awards are being investigated over their nominee lists, the UN wants a blogger freed, Wikipedia’s importance in libraries is on the rise, and Russia has banned a Norwegian journalist..  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by HIVE: Battle at the Dog Star by James D. King. Available soon in paperback from Lulu.com. Download it today wherever eBooks are sold.

It is also brought to you by Tales From the Old New Land, the monthly podcast series from A.C. Charlap, mixing Jewish culture, storytelling, and music for a cultural experience everyone can enjoy. Find Tales From the Old New Land on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, GooglePlay, Tune In, and media.aois21.com.

Literally This Week is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, Tune In, Podomatic, and media.aois21.com.

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

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March 4, 2017

March 4, 2017

This week: The Academy Awards were given out, Waterstones has upset some small town businesses, Belarus and Britain have a new library partnership, the Obamas have found their publisher, Amazon opens a bookstore in Massachusetts, BookGenie gives some interesting responses, and a look inside Russia’s propaganda warfare.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by Intimate Health Consulting, Happy, Sexy, Healthy. www.intimatehealthconsulting.org.

It is also sponsored by HIVE: Battle at the Dog Star by James D. King. Available soon in paperback from Lulu.com. Download it today wherever eBooks are sold.

Literally This Week is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, Tune In, 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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February 25, 2017

February 25, 2017

This week: Three Indie Publishers are going diverse in the UK, the former President is about to sign a book deal, Milo Yiannopoulos’ book deal is cancelled, Nashville’s library system is growing, Terry Pratchett is getting an exhibit of his work, Indonesia is banning a children’s sex ed book, and World Book Day is coming up next week.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by “Dating” as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega. Dating is available as an eBook everywhere eBooks are sold, including market.aois21.com.

It is also sponsored by “Tales From the Old New Land,” a performing arts podcast by A.C. Charlap. This monthly story and music are a glimpse at Jewish live in Baltimore, built in the model of Prairie Home Companion. Find it each month on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and media.aois21.com

Literally This Week is available on iTunes, 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.

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February 18, 2017

Here is the top literary news of the week:

Now for the New York Times Bestseller List, Sales for the week ending February 4th

Combined Print & Ebook Fiction

  1. Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb
  2. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Hardcover Fiction

  1. Norse Mythology
  2. Echoes in Death

Paperback Trade Fiction

  1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  2. A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Combined Print & Ebook Nonfiction

  1. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hardcover Nonfiction

  1. Hillbilly Elegy
  2. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Paperback Nonfiction

  1. Hidden Figures
  2. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Young Adult Hardcover

  1. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

And now for the home report

This past week, we announced that the aois21 podcast network will now be available on Tune In. Each podcast series has now be posted to the network and you can listen to every minute at your leisure. Visit tunein.com and search for the aois21 podcasts today.

The preorder of The Will of the Magi, the fantasy epic by Paul Dickinson Russell continues on Indiegogo. After the successful crowdfunding campaign, we have transitioned to be an InDemand project and you will be able to preorder the book right up until it is released this summer. Visit indiegogo.com today and search for The Will of the Magi.

On Tuesday, the next edition of the Creative Speaking video series was released.  This month we featured part 3 of James D. King’s author interview. The author of the HIVE sci-fi series will be discussing his influences. Find Creative Speaking on the aois21 YouTube channel and media.aois21.com.

On Wednesday, the next episode of the Sexed Vexed Perplexed with the Modern Whore podcast was released. Host Aylin Vega discussing situations that have gone weird, specifically voyeur pets. This podcast is available every other Wednesday on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, GooglePlay and media.aois21.com, and Thursdays on WDLSradio.net

On Thursday night, Aylin Vega’s Sexed Vexed Perplexed was on WDLS internet radio, at www.wdlsradio.net.

The next edition of Tales From the Old New Land has been delayed due to technical issues. The podcast will return shortly on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and media.aois21.com.

In the week ahead, we will discuss an upcoming project for an aois21 Creative. Sign up for the weekly email on aois21.com or Facebook.com/aois21 to find out first.

On Tuesday, it is the 21st and the ePress21 webinar, “Are you ready to self publish?” will be held at 8 pm Eastern time.

Following the ePress21 webinar, it’s ask aois21 on the 21st, your monthly opportunity to ask questions of publisher Keith F. Shovlin. Find it at 8:30 pm eastern on YouTube and Periscope.

On Thursday night, find Sexed Vexed Perplexed on WDLS Internet Radio at www.WDLSradio.net. The next live episode will be on February 23rd.

Literally This Week is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, 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.

February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017

This week: 1984 has become a Broadway play, Publishers have set a milestone on Kickstarter, Celebrities are disrupting the children’s book industry, Shondaland has found its first comedy, a lifetime achievement award for someone who isn’t dead, Amazon seems to like print books now, and an illustrator has won a top prize.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

This episode is sponsored by “Dating” as told by the Modern Whore by Aylin Vega. Dating is available as an eBook everywhere eBooks are sold, including market.aois21.com.

It is also sponsored by “Tales From the Old New Land,” a performing arts podcast by A.C. Charlap. This monthly story and music are a glimpse at Jewish live in Baltimore, built in the model of Prairie Home Companion. Find it each month on Podomatic, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and media.aois21.com

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February 4, 2017

February 4, 2017

This week: The National Magazine Awards left a genre out, the New York Times is banking on podcasts, PEN/America is answering back to President Trump, as are a number of indie publishers, membership is booming at The Guardian, Kim Kardashian is starting a book club, and George R. R. Martin has finished writing something.  All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week.

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