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Bertelsmann Media

Bertelsmann Posts Record 2016 Results For Nine Months

Pub Date: Nov 11, 2016

The international media, services and education company Bertelsmann has achieved a record operating result after nine months of its current fiscal year. Concurrently, the EBITDA margin improved year-on-year, and Group net income also showed another strong increase. Bertelsmann made further progress in its strategic priorities to become a faster growing, more digital and more international Read more »

South Asian Film Awards Announced

Pub Date: Nov 1, 2016

The 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival closed Sunday with a screening of the tender comedic drama WAITING (2015) from Indian director Anu Menon (LONDON PARIS NEW YORK, X: PAST IS PRESENT). Short filmmaker Saad Khan was on site to talk about his short film BROTHER, OMAR MATEEN (2016), which engages with the intersection of sexuality, religion, Read more »

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders to Cite Epler’s Literary Contributions

Pub Date: Oct 25, 2016

Authors, translators, and publishers will gather to celebrate the power of international literature at the annual Words Without Borders Gala on November 1, 2016, at Tribeca Three Sixty in New York City.   Barbara Epler, president and publisher of New Directions, will be honored with the 2016 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature Read more »

Vital Source, Ingram Content Group

Promise of eTextbooks Being Realized, Albeit Unevenly at UK Universities

Pub Date: Oct 20, 2016

  Recent Study Finds Students Are Happier with Digital Offerings Coupled with Formal Training Programmes on Use London, October 20, 2016 – In the face of rising tuition, a generation of “digital-native” students have headed off to university with high expectations for the state of technology in their learning. To gauge the level of satisfaction Read more »

Simon & Schuster

Bob Dylan Awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature

Pub Date: Oct 16, 2016

Bob Dylan has been named recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, it was announced today. Mr. Dylan is the first American to receive the prize since 1993, and the first musician to be recognized by the Swedish Academy in the category.    “We congratulate Bob Dylan on this extraordinary honor,” said Simon & Schuster Read more »

John R. Ingram

John R. Ingram receives BISG Award of Excellence

Pub Date: Oct 1, 2016

John R. Ingram receives the BISG Award of Excellence.  Dominique Raccah, founder and CEO, Sourcebooks, presented  the award to John R. Ingram, chairman, Ingram Content Group. “I’m honored to accept this award from BISG. Collaboration among our industry through groups such as BISG has been a big part of Ingram’s transformation,” said John Ingram, chairman, Read more »

Punitive Damages by Jim Lively

Dallas Artist Cited for Book on Man’s Best Friend

Pub Date: Sep 26, 2016

“A captivating story of one dog’s experience of crisis and healing, illustrated with the author’s evocative portraits of Weimaraners.” – Kirkus Reviews The retiring attorney finally had some time on his hands. Encouraged by his wife, one of the first items on his retirement bucket list was to adopt a rescue dog. He chose to Read more »

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Book Challenges May Deprive Students of Critical Life Lessons

Pub Date: Sep 26, 2016

A persistent pattern of attempts to remove certain books from public schools and libraries, combined with a lack of diversity in Children’s and Young Adult (CYA) book publishing, narrows the range of stories and perspectives available to U.S. students, PEN America says in a new report released today. Missing from the Shelf: Book Challenges and Read more »


Indy Bookstores to Host Banned Books Week Event

Pub Date: Sep 22, 2016

American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), a project of the American Booksellers Association, has announced that seven independent bookstores will participate in “A Night of Silenced Voices” on Tuesday, September 27, to celebrate diversity and honor freedom of expression during this year’s Banned Books Week (September 25–October 1). To highlight challenges to books written by Read more »

American Society of Journalists

ASJA Appoints Chair for Journalism Conference

Pub Date: Sep 21, 2016

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the leading professional organization of independent nonfiction writers, announced that longtime ASJA member, Estelle Erasmus, has been appointed conference chair for the 2017 ASJA Conference, May 5-6 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The theme of the conference is Pivot. Publish. Prosper.  Erasmus is an Read more »