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The Business Of Literacy

National Literary Trust<p>From left to right: Jonathan Douglas (National Literacy Trust), Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE, Libby Volke (Penguin Random …

Education

These Hilarious Comics Are Almost *Too* Real

Reza Farazmand's new book Comics For a Strange World really has humanity pegged.

Comics

13 Gifts for Book Lovers That Are Actually Cool, Chic, and Stylish

"It's lit." — your reading light, and also this list.<p>In an era of Netflix and Chill, it can be hard to find a moment to sit down with a book and actually use your eyeballs to read words vs. gaze into the abyss that is your computer. But there are still those among us who enjoy the ancient art of …

Shopping

Book Trade Charity offers subsidised housing to industry newcomers

The Book Trade Charity has unveiled a progressive plan to help new joiners to the industry find accommodation in the capital amid soaring rental …

Housing

Catalonia’s Book Industry Is Small But Vibrant

The city of Barcelona has just 1.6 million residents, yet it dictates much of what Spanish speakers around the world read. Barcelona is home to the …

Publishing

Christie appointed DK's interim sales director

DK has appointed an interim sales director after Ian Moore has decided up leave the business to start a new life with his family in Cornwall.<p>Ed …

The Latest: Crews compares alleged sex assault to being POW

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against powerful men in the entertainment and media industries (all times local):<p>1:05 p.m.<p>Terry Crews names his alleged attacker and compares being sexually assaulted to being a prisoner of war in an appearance Wednesday on …

Entertainment

The Surprising Way #Shelfies Are Helping The Economy

All millennials care about are ephemeral things like avocado toast, Snapchat filters and 24-hour Instagram stories right? Wrong.<p>New research …

Pew Research Center

Think Like A Startup: 4 New Employee Benefits To Attract And Retain Talent

If you want to attract and retain top talent at your company, you need to think like a startup.<p>However, you don’t have to be Google, Facebook or a Silicon Valley tech startup to offer attractive and creative benefits to your employees.<p>Any company can transform into an employee-centric company by …

The Workplace

House wants to cut presidential pensions, citing six-figure speaking fees and massive book deals

The House backed a bill on Monday to reduce the government pension of former presidents and capping how much they can bill taxpayers for office expenses and staff. The measure passed by voice vote.<p>Former presidents get lucrative book deals and high-paid speaking gigs, so there’s no need for …

U.S. Politics

Help Hurricane Victims This Christmas By Giving the Gift of Reading

Help bring books to communities in need this season.<p>The holidays are the perfect time for gifts that give back—it's the season of giving, after all! …

Lifestyle

Read an exclusive excerpt from upcoming YA thriller 'People Like Us'

Winter is coming, which means it's time to find some new books to sink your teeth into on cold nights.<p>Luckily, this winter is set be full of …

Brie

The Red Book List

The ReadDown<p>How many of these books have you red? Brighten up your bookshelf with some colorful reads!<p>1<p>The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye<p>2<p>Dinner at …

Books

Survey finds more than half of people in book trade have experienced sexual harassment

Poll by the Bookseller finds 54% of female respondents reporting sexual ‘harassment, assault or predatory behaviour’<p>A survey suggests that more than half of people working in the books industry have experienced sexual harassment, with 54% of women and 34% of men reporting “harassment, assault or …

Gender

The Must-Read Books of 2017, According to Amazon

Books

'There's Someone Inside Your House' is what you get if you turned 'Scream' into a YA novel

This week on the <i>MashReads Podcast</i>, we read and discuss Stephanie Perkins' new book <i>There's Someone Inside Your House,</i> a YA homage to classic slasher …

Entertainment

Bertelsmann group profit nearly €700m at nine-month mark

Bertelsmann, the majority owner of Penguin Random House, has reported a 6.4% year-on-year rise in its group profit to almost €700m for the first nine …

Publishing

Vintage to Release ‘Collusion,’ A New Book on Trump-Russia Controversy

Just as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion begins issuing its first indictments, Penguin Random House plans to …

Donald Trump

Podcaster Coaching

Podcasting isn’t as new as it once was, but it’s still a mystery to a lot of new creators. Sometimes we need a sherpa to help us reach our …

The best books of 2017—as chosen by Canadian Living editors | Canadian Living

Sing, Unburied, Sing<p>1 / 8<p>Jojo, despite his tender age of 10 and often unstable circumstances, is wise beyond his years. He devotedly cares for his …

Books

Food: Chocolate chunks make zucchini loaf lovable

I love fall for a variety of reasons (sweaters, hot chocolate, new episodes of Will & Grace) but also because it’s the season when brand new …

Baking

Excerpt: When Richard Branson Signed up the Rolling Stones

One memoir is more than enough for most people - ask Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui - but Richard Branson is hardly most people. The business …

Richard Branson

Richard Branson describes the terrifying moment he thought he was going to die

• <b>In the following excerpt from "Finding My Virginity," Richard Branson recounts his experience during one of Virgin Mobile's publicity stunts.</b>• <b><br>In 2000, he was tied to a helicopter by bungee cord and flew 100 feet below it across the Sydney Harbor.</b>• <b><br>Mid-flight, he realized he was headed straight toward</b> …

Richard Branson

‘I went on holiday – and adopted a stray dog’

We first spotted the stray dog on a beach on Mahé, an island in the Seychelles. My kids, then six and eight, were building giant sandcastles for the shore crabs, when he trotted over and watched them. The next day he appeared on the porch of our holiday villa.<p>My then-husband Farid and I assumed he …

Adopt

‘One of so many millions gone’: how my cousin’s life was taken from him

At the age of just 15, Michael was sent to prison for 11 years. On his release, I tried to help him start again. Why did his story end in tragedy? By Danielle Allen<p><b>July 2009: garden party</b><p>“Danielle, phone call for you. It’s your dad.” I broke away from a conversation with my husband’s cousins – from …

Long-form Journalism

Finally, Something America Can Unite Around: Hating Alec Baldwin's Dumb Trump Book

Back in March, Alec Baldwin announced that in light of the success he has found impersonating Donald Trump on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, he would be …

Donald Trump

10 Books to Read If You Love This Is Us

It’s not just politics: We need to change the way we think and talk about the arts, too

Baylor University professor Alan Jacobs’s new book, “How to Think,” is getting a lot of attention right now — David Brooks mentioned it in a New York Times column on the importance of how thinking works within relationships; Christine Emba wrote about the difficulties we have changing our minds for …

Opinion

You'll love all the recipes in the "Smitten Kitchen Every Day" cookbook

The latest cookbook from Deb Perelman is filled with recipes you'll want to make over and over again.<p>Leave it to <i>Smitten Kitchen</i> blogger and cookbook …

Recipes

Ken Dryden, Carol Off among authors on long list for B.C. non-fiction award

Ken Dryden, Carol Off and Tanya Talaga are among the 10 authors whose books are on the long list for the lucrative BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.<p>The award, which is open to non-fiction writers from across the country, comes with a $40,000 prize from the British Columbia Achievement …

Books