Jane Austen http://nwpr.org en It Was The Best Of Sentences ... http://nwpr.org/post/it-was-best-sentences Have you ever had a sentence stop you in your tracks? Editors at<em> The American Scholar</em> magazine<em> </em>have put out their list of the "<a href="http://theamericanscholar.org/ten-best-sentences/#.UzRwxKhdXTo" target="_blank">Ten Best Sentences</a>" in fiction and nonfiction. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:38:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43429 at http://nwpr.org It Was The Best Of Sentences ... Book News: Booksellers' Lawsuit Against Amazon, Publishers Dismissed http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-booksellers-lawsuit-against-amazon-publishers-dismissed <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Federal Judge Jed Rakoff has <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/60313-judge-tosses-booksellers-suit-against-publishers-amazon.html">dismissed</a> an antitrust class-action against Amazon and six major publishing houses. The suit brought by independent booksellers claimed the companies conspired to restrict trade through the use of DRM (or digital rights management, which limits the sharing and copying of ebooks). Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:25:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38566 at http://nwpr.org Don't Call It Fanfic: Writers Rework Their Favorite Stories http://nwpr.org/post/dont-call-it-fanfic-writers-rework-their-favorite-stories When writers finish a book, they may think they've had the last word. But sometimes another writer will decide there's more to the story. The madwoman Bertha from <em>Jane Eyre</em> and the father in <em>Little Women</em> are just two examples of secondary characters who have been given a fuller life in a new work of fiction based on a classic novel.<p>Many writers are attracted to the world of Jane Austen. Jo Baker is a big fan of <em>Pride and Prejudice</em>, but there was something about the book that bothered her: the servants. Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 38360 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Captain Underpants' Tops List Of Most-Challenged Books http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-captain-underpants-tops-list-most-challenged-books <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Three novels for young people — <em>Captain Underpants</em>, <em>The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian</em> and <em>Thirteen Reasons Why </em>-- lead the American Library Association's annual <a href="http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10">list</a> of the "most frequently challenged books" of the past year. The list also includes such novels as Khaled Hosseini's <em>The Kite Runner</em>, Toni Morrison's <em>Beloved</em>, and — perhaps unsurprisingly — E.L. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:45:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 34795 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Captain Underpants' Tops List Of Most-Challenged Books Book News: Museum, Kelly Clarkson Vie For Jane Austen's Ring http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-museum-kelly-clarkson-vie-jane-austens-ring <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>An anonymous donor <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/12/anonymous-donor-100000-jane-austen-ring">has given £100,000</a> (about $155,000) to Jane Austen's House Museum in its effort to buy back the author's gold and turquoise ring from <em>American Idol </em>winner Kelly Clarkson, who got it at auction for £152,450 (about $235,700) last year. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:13:00 +0000 editor 32469 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Museum, Kelly Clarkson Vie For Jane Austen's Ring Book News: 'Hunger Games'-Themed Camp Opens In Florida http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-hunger-games-themed-camp-opens-florida <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A <em>Hunger Games</em>-themed summer camp that culminates in a tournament at which children fight to the "death" (not literally, of course) has opened in Florida. The camp hosted by the Country Day School in Largo is inspired by Suzanne Collins' popular novel in which officials in the brutal and repressive "Capitol" force young people from the nation's 12 districts to kill one another in a televised tournament. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:16:00 +0000 editor 32153 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Hunger Games'-Themed Camp Opens In Florida Book News: Battle Rages On In Amazon Vs. Overstock Price War http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-battle-rages-amazon-vs-overstock-price-war <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A price war between Amazon.com and Overstock.com will stretch into a second week, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/58491-overstock-extends-pricing-war.html">told</a> <em>Publisher's Weekly</em>. Overstock started it last week when it priced 360,000 books 10 percent lower than what Amazon was charging, and Amazon responded by dropping prices on many of its most popular books. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:15:00 +0000 editor 31910 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Campaigner For Jane Austen Banknote Deluged With Threats http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-campaigner-jane-austen-banknote-deluged-threats <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Caroline Criado-Perez, the feminist activist who successfully campaigned to make Jane Austen the new face of Britain's 10-pound note, has been inundated with hundreds of death and rape threats on Twitter after the banknote news broke last week. Criado-Perez responded by retweeting the threats to her followers. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:24:00 +0000 editor 31746 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Jane Austen To Replace Darwin On The 10-Pound Note http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-jane-austen-replace-darwin-10-pound-note <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Jane Austen will be the new face of the <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/24/jane-austen-appear-10-note">10-pound banknote</a>, replacing Charles Darwin, the Bank of England announced Wednesday. That follows an uproar after the bank said it would replace Elizabeth Fry — the only woman to appear on a banknote other than the queen — with Winston Churchill on the 5-pound note. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:27:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 31500 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Jane Austen To Replace Darwin On The 10-Pound Note Book News: Authors Lose Class-Action Status In Google Books Case http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-authors-lose-class-action-status-google-books-case <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Google scored a victory this week when an <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-01/google-books-plaintiffs-lose-class-status-over-fair-use.html">appeals court ruled</a> that the <a href="http://www.authorsguild.org/">Authors Guild</a> and other organizations couldn't collectively sue the tech giant over its digital library project. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:21:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 30353 at http://nwpr.org