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Happy 80th birthday (!!!) to Brooklyn boy Harvey Keitel, born May 13, 1939 to Jewish immigrant parents (Romanian mother/Polish father) in Brighton Beach. A lot of tough guy roles, but Harvey has played every type in parts great and small and done it all well. Very much looking forward to seeing him back with Martin …
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Congrats, Knowledge Unlatched and its partners on this major achievement. Great to see that there is a smart way to bring the world’s Open Access book content in one place. And, as usual, it takes a village. _____________________________________________________________________ Major news from Knowledge Unlatched: Free access to scientific content is often limited due to the fragile …
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In an effort to draw attention to quality self-published literature and in agreement with BlueInk Review, NSR highlights reviews published on BIR’s site each week, including a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. This week’s pick: A science fiction-powered, epic reimagining of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, the fourth installment in the pseudonymous Joseph’s This Generation saga …
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Below is the full introduction to the new No Shelf Required book, published by the American Library Association in Spring 2019. The book may be ordered via ALA Store or Amazon. When discussing the focus of this book—the third in the series of No Shelf Required books published by the American Library Association—we agreed immediately …
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May 6, 1915: George Orson Welles is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A bit of a rough childhood, but he did okay for himself. Alas, he was great at starting projects, but terrible at finishing them. May 6, 1940: John Steinbeck wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath. May 7, 1895: Henry Holt (U.S.) …
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Happy 65th birthday to Jerry Seinfeld, born April 29, 1954 in Brooklyn. Happy birthday to the man from Planet Zigzag, Willie Nelson, born April 30 (or 29), 1933 in Abbott, Texas. To celebrate, he’s probably blazing up a doobie the size of the Washington Monument! Old stoners never die! May 1, 1941: Amidst a war …
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From De Gruyter: To celebrate the 270th anniversary of the De Gruyter publishing house, the company is providing permanent open access to 270 selected treasures from the De Gruyter Book Archive (DGBA). Over the space of 10 months, 27 titles per month will be made available to anyone, anywhere at any time that might be …
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In an effort to draw attention to quality self-published literature and in agreement with BlueInk Review, NSR highlights reviews published on BIR’s site each week, including a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. This week’s pick: In a fast-paced world often dominated by the chaotic ebb and flow of social media, it’s easy to lose our values …
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This NSR original three-part series on ebooks in K-12 or school libraries (written and researched by Peyton Stafford, an expert on school library-oriented publishing ) is intended for school librarians who want a basic understanding of how ebook business models work in their world and how to make them work as much as possible to the …
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Is the ebook a dead format? How eBooks lost their shine. The Reason Actual Books Are So Much More Memorable Than Ebooks. US Ebook Sales Decline. These are some of the headlines I’ve seen recently perpetuating the (suddenly popular) notion that ebooks are not ‘in’ anymore. That they have somehow failed us. That nothing compares …
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