November 21, 2017
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Readers can’t Digest-Week 159 (15-Nov to 21-Nov)

1. Amazon to Adapt “Lord of the Rings” as a TV Series 2. Crazy Maple Studio Introduces Chapters: Interactive Stories 3. WB Yeats’s signature glasses sell for €10,000 at auction 4. Jesmyn Ward wins major prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing 5. ‘Boy’ wins 2017 Children’s … Continue reading

November 14, 2017
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Readers can’t Digest-Week 158 (8-Nov to 14-Nov)

1. Macmillan’s Pronoun Self-Publishing Platform Signs Off 2. Netflix Gets Into The Comic Book Publishing Game With Mark Millar’s ‘The Magic Order’ 3. Tencent’s online publishing arm set to raise $1B in Hong Kong IPO 4. Harry Potter Coming to the Real World via … Continue reading

November 7, 2017
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Readers can’t Digest-Week 157 (1-Nov to 7-Nov)

1. Manchester named Unesco City of Literature   2. Sharjah’s Book Fair Opening Stresses Publishing’s ‘Light in the Darkness’   3. Audible Launches an “All-You-Can-Listen” Romance Service   4. Joyce Carol Oates, Roxane Gay and more tackle the modern workplace in Xerox anthology   … Continue reading

October 31, 2017
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Readers can’t Digest-Week 156 (25-October to 31-Oct)

1. American writer Philip Roth’s fiction will now be available in the famed Pléiade in France 2. In the hunt for reader revenue, publishers give micropayments another look 3. NaNoWriMo Is Big for Writers—and It Helps Publishers, Too   4. Linguists digitize 1970s children’s … Continue reading

October 24, 2017
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Readers can’t Digest-Week 155 (18-October to 24-Oct)

1. Man Booker prize goes to George Saunders 2. Sexual Harassment Is a Problem in Publishing 3. #MeToo: Women Around The World Are Sharing Stories Of Sexual Harassment 4. Broomsticks and dragon bones in British Library’s Harry Potter magic show   5. New BookMap Initiative: Trying … Continue reading

October 17, 2017
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Readers can’t Digest-Week 154 (11-October to 17-Oct)

1. MacArthur ‘genius grants’ go to novelists Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward 2. Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96 3. Weinstein Books ‘terminated’ in wake of assault allegations 4. Supreme Court in India refuses to ban Kancha Ilaiah’s new … Continue reading

October 10, 2017
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Readers can’t Digest-Week 153 (4-October to 10-Oct)

1. Nobel prize in literature 2017: Kazuo Ishiguro 2. Melania Trump book donation rejected by school librarian 3. 2017 National Book Award finalists revealed 4. Dolly Parton launches nursery reading programme Leonard Cohen’s last book, finished ‘days before his death’, due out next year … Continue reading

September 19, 2017
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Readers can’t Digest-Week 150 (13-Sep to 19-Sep)

1. The Mansion That Inspired ‘The Great Gatsby’ Is Listed for $17 Million 2. Amazon redacts one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s What Happened 3. Man Booker Prize announces 2017 shortlist 4. New £10 Jane Austen note hits the streets 5. Roald Dahl Day celebrated with … Continue reading