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Amid Allegations, Scholastic Shelves Tim Tingle Book

The latest industry figure accused of inappropriate behavior is author Tim Tingle, whose upcoming book has been canceled by Scholastic according to Alex Green at Publsihers Weekly… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! Author and storyteller Tim Tingle’s forthcoming middle grade book Doc and […]

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A first-edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with two typos (including a misspelling of “Philosopher” on the back cover) sold at auction

A rare first edition Harry Potter book with two typos just sold for $34,500 at auction according to Emily Dixon from CNN… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! It didn’t seem like an auspicious purchase at the time: a discarded library book bought for […]

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Show-Off: Meet the man writing 365 children’s books in 365 days as a gift to his daughter. Yes, he also has a day job.

Matt Zurbo’s challenge, named after his daughter, Cielo, is an unconventional labor of love. Damien Cave from The New York Times tells Zurbo’s story. Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! EAGLEHAWK NECK, Tasmania — By the time Matt Zurbo plopped on the couch to […]

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Decline By Nine: Why Kids Stop Reading for Fun by Age 9 (and What to Do About It)

Decline By Nine: Why Kids Stop Reading for Fun by Age 9 (and What to Do About It)

A national reading survey by Scholastic reveals something they’re calling the “decline by nine.” Michelle Woo looks into this pattern: According to the report, the percentage of kids defined as frequent readers—those who read books for fun five to seven days a week— drops from 57% among 8-year-olds to 35% among 9-year-olds. Between ages eight […]

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YA Twitter Can Be Toxic, But It Also Points Out Real Problems: Publishing’s Lack Of Support For Marginalized People

When critics on social media “cancel” a YA writer or book, it’s really about ongoing frustrations with an overwhelmingly white publishing industry. Molly Templeton from BuzzFeed takes a look at YA authors, books and Twitter mobs.   In the past five months, two debut young adult authors have chosen to postpone or cancel their books […]

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