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June 16, 2018

6/17/2018
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This week: a book set a record on the Unbound crowdfunding site, a Portland feminist bookstore is closing, Amazon shut down a Kindle Unlimited abuser, Europe may change what you see online, universities are cancelling subscriptions with big publishers, a newspaper fires its cartoonist for criticizing President Trump, and a journalist is killed in an ambush on Kashmir. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week....

Duration:00:16:08

June 2, 2018

6/3/2018
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This week: the LA Times website goes dark in Europe, the Nobel Prize in Literature might not return in 2019, there’s someone to fear in the copyright infringement game, a Russian journalist staged his own death, a Baltimore museum closes and joins the Library of Congress, the author of "Fight Club" is broke, and the Little Rebels Children's Book Award for Radical Fiction is announced. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21,...

Duration:01:29:38

May 26, 2018

5/27/2018
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This week: a scholar has uncovered surprising news on the King James Bible, publishers are having a good year so far according to sales figures, Google may no longer condemn evil, Philip Roth died at age 85, a judge blocked President Trump from cutting off dissent on Twitter, U.S. public schools are lacking in librarians, and Tunisian journalists face a possible new law that will curtail coverage. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from...

Duration:01:08:32

May 19, 2018

5/21/2018
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This week: a Texas library can’t collect on $11 million in fines, indie bookstores are embracing romance, Heart Magazines launches a data studio, the British Book Awards are announced, the U.S. Senate votes on net neutrality, there’s nothing to laugh about in comic fiction this year, and artwork by Edward Munch is now free for all. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We...

Duration:01:31:45

May 12, 2018

5/16/2018
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This week: Open Access is looking past publishers, Seattle and Amazon collide, the New York Times debuts a new web story format, Ian McEwan can’t help you get a good grade, the word ‘cocky’ has been trademarked, Vermont Life magazine is shutting down, and storytelling lives on online. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! We are currently conducting surveys of listeners to...

Duration:00:22:09

May 5, 2018

5/7/2018
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This week: The Smithsonian has a robot that speaks Swahili, federal prisons make it harder for prisoners to get books, freelancers win big in court, fake books are being used to launder money, the Anna Dewdney prize was handed out, there won’t be a Nobel Prize for Literature this year, and another author is accused of sexual misconduct. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help!...

Duration:00:27:34

April 28, 2018

4/29/2018
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This week: Hear the tale of the Biblioburro of Colombia, a major publisher gave back with a company-wide day of volunteering, a major city newspaper left their front page blank on Monday, James Comey's new book is doing even better than recent political blockbusters, a new study shows a shocking gap between men and women authors, George RR Martin has a new book out this year (no, not that one), and there may not be a Nobel Prize for Literature this year. All this, plus the New York Times...

Duration:01:14:14

April 21, 2018

4/22/2018
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This week: Comics legend Stan Lee is fighting back against apparent elder abuse, turmoil continues to roil the Swedish Academy, the Pulitzer Prizes were handed out, the Financial Times is adapting its subscription model for its audience, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg signed a book deal, Macmillan is planning ahead for the new book by former FBI head James Comes, and Canadian students took part in a national poetry competition. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the...

Duration:01:27:31

April 14, 2018

4/15/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:19:15

April 7, 2018

4/8/2018
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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 Israeli forces killed a a journalist in the Gaza Strip. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21,...

Duration:01:25:33

March 31, 2018

4/2/2018
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This week: Sherman Alexie lost another award, religious publishing is on the rise, the U.S. poet laureate got a second term, Senator John McCain will attack President Trump in a new book, the Ted Hughes Award was handed out, Trump attacked Amazon by tweet, and UNESCO 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. aois21 audio would like your help! We are...

Duration:01:20:59

March 24, 2018

3/25/2018
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This week: a never-ending poem has literally hit the streets, the former FBI director’s memoir is soaring in sales a month before it’s released, John Oliver 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...

Duration:01:27:05

March 17, 2018

3/18/2018
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This week: the comics industry worries about Stan Lee, Sherman Alexie turned down an award in light of sexual allegations, Apple bought the e-magazine service Texture, the comics and publishing industry reacts to the death of Stephen Hawking, the estate of Harper Lee sued the Broadway adaptation of her book, an indie publisher is offering a free eBook because of the new CIA nominee, and Tunisia censored two online games. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and...

Duration:00:29:39

March 10, 2018

3/12/2018
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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 multiple journalists accuse a Russian deputy of sexual harassment. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio...

Duration:01:29:07

March 3, 2018

3/4/2018
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This week: a fantasy author caused a backlash on social media, Michelle Obama announced her memoir release, are online subscriptions due to fall?, Harper Lee’s will was unsealed, librarians fight the opioid crisis, China banned Winnie the Pooh, and some literary treasures were discovered in Australia. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. aois21 audio would like your help! Yes, you! We are currently...

Duration:01:18:31

February 24, 2018

2/25/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:30

February 17, 2018

2/18/2018
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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. aois21 audio...

Duration:00:24:01

February 10, 2018

2/11/2018
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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. aois21 audio would also like to ask...

Duration:01:21:35

February 3, 2018

2/4/2018
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This week: Is Luke Skywalker writing a comic book?, the Grammys were handed out, a Canadian poet wasn’t such a nice guy, the Costa Book of the year was announced, Virginia Woolf’s personal photographs were posted online, the New York Daily News cleared house over assault allegations, and a West Virginia newspaper faces bankruptcy. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers, the Amazon Charts, and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. This episode is brought to you by...

Duration:00:39:11

April 8, 2017

4/9/2017
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This week: Bob Dylan has finally received his Nobel Prize, there’s now a doomsday vault for data, George Takei is writing a graphic novel, the Webby Awards nominees have been announced, Amazon Books is coming to New York, there is now a wheel of old book smells, and there’s a reason audiobooks are on the rise. All this, plus the New York Times Bestsellers and the latest news from aois21, Literally This Week. This episode is sponsored by the Kensington Day of the Book. Sunday, April 23rd...

Duration:00:58:55