Plans for a Mary Shelley/Frankenstein Museum in Bath Approved


The link below is to an article reporting on the approval for a museum to be built in Bath, England, for a Mary Shelley/Frankenstein Museum.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-52923492

PEN America’s 2020 winner of the Barbey/Freedom To Write Award


The link below is to an article reporting on PEN America’s 2020 winner of the Barbey/Freedom To Write Award.

For more visit:
https://publishingperspectives.com/2020/06/pen-america-chinese-essayist-xu-zhiyong-wins-freedom-to-write-award-covid19/

Finished Reading: The Iron Queen – A Novel of Boudica by L. D. Goffigan


The Iron Queen: A Novel of BoudicaThe Iron Queen: A Novel of Boudica by L.D. Goffigan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Rare Texts from Islamic World to Go Online


The link below is to an article reporting on a large number of texts from the Islamic world being placed online in Israel.

For more visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/08/2500-rare-islamic-texts-go-online-free

2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Shortlists


The link below is to an article reporting on the shortlists for the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/06/05/151609/nz-book-awards-for-children-and-young-adults-2020-finalists-announced/

Google and Ebook Piracy


The link below is to an article that reports on issues of ebook piracy and the role Google allegedly plays in it. Readers will obviously have their own view on this matter, but in my opinion it seems like an industry seeking to blame someone else for their own woes, of which many are of their own making.

For more visit:
https://torrentfreak.com/google-promotes-pirate-book-sales-authors-guild-says-200605/