Amazon extends their dominance with Audible Channels

Amazon extends their dominance with Audible Channels

JOE WIKERT’S DIGITAL CONTENT STRATEGIES Even though they’re gaining momentum I’ve never been a big fan of audio books. Amazon, of course, owns the market with both Audible and Brilliance. Although it didn’t receive a lot fanfare last week, Audible introduced one of the most interesting and long overdue services that I’ve seen in a long time. I’m Print...

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Is James Patterson’s New Imprint the Second Coming of Pulp Fiction?

Is James Patterson’s New Imprint the Second Coming of Pulp Fiction?

JONATHON STURGEON | FLAVORWIRE This is how the world’s best-selling novelist sells more books. Since March, we’ve heard about a forthcoming publishing venture from James Patterson, the best-selling novelist of the age. “To date,” writes the New York Times, “[Patterson] has published 156 books that have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide.” Or, rather, Print...

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Wired Culture Launches a Book Club

Wired Culture Launches a Book Club

Wired, the San Francisco, Calif.-based magazine and digital publication, has launched a book club as a part of its expanding culture coverage. Its first selection is N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo Award-nominated The Fifth Season Print...

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The 10 most controversial books in America

The 10 most controversial books in America

NIRAJ CHOKSHI | THE INDEPENDENT Explicit sexuality, offensive language, homosexuality, a religious viewpoint: Those are a few of the common objections to the 10 most-challenged books of 2015, according to the American Library Association’s latest “State of America’s Libraries” report. The list, published Monday, includes some well-known titles — the Holy Bible ranked sixth — Print...

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Searching for James Baldwin

Searching for James Baldwin

When we were putting together WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE IN AMERICA, an amazing thing happened: Many of the contributors quoted James Baldwin, and as a result, we followed their cue and not only dedicated the book to Baldwin, but sprinkled Baldwin quotes throughout the book. There is no doubt that James Baldwin always Print...

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An Announcement From The Publisher

An Announcement From The Publisher

Here we go again, raising money for the press. I hate begging for money, really, but in order to keep the organization and our program, 2Leaf Press moving forward to the next chapter, we really need your help. I really need your help. Print...

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How social media is changing language

How social media is changing language

From unfriend to selfie, social media is clearly having an impact on language. As someone who writes about social media I’m aware of not only how fast these online platforms change, but also of how they influence the language in which I write. Print...

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WHITE IN AMERICA Contributors’ Northwest Group Participates in “Whiteness History Month” in Portland Oregon

WHITE IN AMERICA Contributors’ Northwest Group Participates in “Whiteness History Month” in Portland Oregon

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE IN AMERICA? contributors in Portland Oregon (calling themselves the “Northwest Group,” see their Facebook page), consisting of Patrik McDade, Anne Mavor, Leah Mueller, Jan Priddy, Carol Weliky, and Tereza Topferova Bottmanare participating in Portland Community College’s first “Whiteness History Month” where people come together to talk about white privilege, Print...

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