The 12 best children's books to give this Christmas

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The 12 best children's books to give this Christmas

Guinness World Records Amazing Animals is the first book from the famed reference-book publishers to focus just on animals. It is colourful, packed full of photographs and information about record-breaking animals, peculiar pets, and notable animals, including heroic dogs, surfing pigs and a rabbit that
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Why German publishers aren't worried about the GDPR

While the majority of the U.K. market is awaiting final direction on how to obtain consent and share data from the Information Commissioner's Office, German publishers are conducting business as if the law is already being enforced. Some U.K. data specialists at publishers have already pointed out that
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Heyman wins 2017 Copyright Agency Fellowship

Kathryn Heyman has won the Copyright Agency's 2017 fellowship for mid-to-late career authors, worth $80,000. Heyman received the fellowship for her forthcoming memoir Words to Live By. The memoir explores how Heyman 'ran away from her life and ended up lost in the middle of the Timor Sea with
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Dropbox acquires publishing platform Verst

Dropbox has acquired New York-based publishing platform Verst that helped web publishers and creators make money through features like paywalls. Notably, the acquisition only includes the Verst team, not its assets or intellectual property. Verst's service will be shutting down on December 21.
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Friday Fly: Nordy's Place

Maggie primarily writes creative nonfiction and about student life for The Pitt News. Write to her at mmk93@pitt.edu. The Pitt News is looking for students interested in creative writing, including creative nonfiction, poetry and short stories to write for the Opinions section. If interested, please contact
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Inside Kobalt's finances: President Laurent Hubert on the 'path to profitability'

Other publishers maintain that, in a profitable sector such as music publishing, such figures show an imbalance at the heart of Kobalt's business model. So Music Week sat down with Kobalt president and chief revenue officer Laurent Hubert to get to grips with the figures… Where will the future growth in
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An open letter to my high school

I expected they obtained the same study habits and writing skills from difficult courses at their schools as well. While many students did come from comparable backgrounds, I encountered freshmen who were not as fortunate. Their high schools had fewer resources and held lower expectations. As one
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Author discusses passion, relationship with mortality

“With print, it's a different kind of creativity, and it's all about the language. You have more of a blank canvas. I think that audio — podcasting and the audio radio — can be very creative, but it's a sonic creativity.” Sweeney said she loves writing creative nonfiction as opposed to straight journalism because
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Helping you recognize the media you can trust for real news

News organizations, McClatchy included, willingly turned over our content to the technology giants in exchange for readership many times larger than a decade ago. Only now are publishers thinking in earnest about what readers need to navigate this chaotic environment. An ambitious project called the
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Hofwyl-Broadfield's happy campers a big help to historic site

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Hofwyl-Broadfield's happy campers a big help to historic site

While Brumbaugh is happy to lend a hand any way he can, those talented hands are best-suited to woodcrafting. Make a visit to the Hofwyl-Broadfield site sometime and see for yourself. The stylishly-smooth, swirlingly-curved walking staffs Brumbaugh makes are his best-sellers, moving steadily from the
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UVA creative writing professor accused of harassment will not teach in the spring

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Eisenberg and other former students at U.Va. and the Sewanee Writer's Conference, where Casey also taught, said he would inappropriately touch female students, comment on their clothing, use profanity to refer to women in readings and rank female students based on their attractiveness.
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UVa Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment Will Not Teach in the Spring

A University of Virginia professor who is the subject of at least three Title IX complaints will not teach in the Spring 2018 semester, according to a letter dated Thursday from the university's Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights. The professor, John Casey, an award-winning creative-writing
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Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers

Now the company has pivoted, and it is poised to formally announce its own online courseware that will compete head-to-head with those publishing giants. The move marks a major turn for Knewton, which has raised more than $157 million in venture capital based largely on a promise to provide the
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'Not for the faint of heart': Publishers scramble to make their annual sales numbers

For some, the holidays is a time to feel gratitude and reflect on the blessings of the season. For sellers of media, it's a mad scramble to do their utmost by Dec. 31 to maximize their bonus if they're lucky — or make up for lost revenue ground if they're not. “It's not for the faint of heart,” said Tom Morrissy,
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Radio broadcaster Global is using news publishers' data to target audio ads

Radio broadcaster Global is tapping traditional news publishers' first-party data to provide better targeted audio ad campaigns for its advertisers. Over the last year, Global has paid publishers, including ESI Media, Dennis Publishing, MailOnline and Haymarket, to overlay their first-party data into
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Publishers see traction in branded podcasts

Branded content renewals are generally a tough sell, with renewal rates historically hovering below 40 percent. But branded podcasts appear to be bucking that trend, as advertisers continue to hunt for ways to spend uninterrupted time with audiences. On Thursday, the second season of “DTR,” a
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FTII course on 'writing for TV' comes to an end

A 20-day foundation course on fiction writing for television, conducted in Delhi by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and the Delhi-based Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), came to an end on November 30. FTII alumnus and cinematographer B P Singh, known for his work in TV
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Making fantasy writing a reality

I guess it comes from that.” But it's been a long journey from housewife to published author for Marks, who credits her success to “never giving up. … In 2011, no closer to publishing her work than when she started, Marks self-published a digital novella, “Winter Rose,” on Kindle. By then, she already had
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Unimpressed with revenue, publishers want to sell their own ads on Facebook video shows

Sources at four companies that have sold shows to Facebook, including one major media conglomerate and three digital publishers, said they have pushed Facebook to make it easier for them to sell mid-roll ads. They've also pushed Facebook on being able to sell sponsorships for Facebook Watch
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Navy Direct Short Service Course 25 test holds tomorrow

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Navy Direct Short Service Course 25 test holds tomorrow

THE Nigerian Navy (NN) says the aptitude test for the Direct Short Service Course 25 Enlistment Exercise is scheduled to hold in eight centres … They are also to bring acknowledgment form, photocopies of certificates, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Discharge Certificate and writing materials.
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boys best sellers

abercrombie kids stands for quality clothing and on-trend style. shop jeans, tees, dresses, skirts, sweaters, outerwear, sweats, fragrance & accessories.
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Book Signings Add a Touch of History to First Friday

With book signings scheduled here Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, interested readers can meet the authors in informal settings to learn more about their new works. Books that explore local and regional history – always of interest – should enjoy even greater audiences as San Antonio moves into
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Drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll on display; NEA grants for local writers

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Drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll on display; NEA grants for local writers

The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced the recipients of 2018's creative writing and translation fellowships, which amount to $25,000 grants for prose and $12,500 or $25,000 for translation. Out of 36 creative writing fellowships, four recipients come from Massachusetts, as do one of the
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Sonoma Valley Museum hosts final pairings event

The writers, selected and introduced by poet Tess Taylor, include author Hollie Hardy, poet Iris Jamahl Dunkle and author Tongo Eisen-Martin. Hardy is the author of “How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems” and winner of the 2016 Annual Poetry Center Book Award. She teaches at the San
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International Socialist Organization hosts rally against Trump's tax plan

Claire Eder, the secretary of the Graduate Employee Organization who is a graduate student studying creative writing, attended the rally because she believes Trump's tax plan will hurt graduate students. Eder said she is scared that if the tax plan passes, graduate tuition waivers will become taxable
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Monroe resident's new book tackles bad writing epidemic

MONROE — Bad writing stifles careers and damages organizations. To help working professionals meet the growing demand to write effective mobile-friendly emails, engaging social media posts and other messages that break through the clutter, ATD Press has released the second edition of “10 Steps
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Homelessness and children

of Creative Writing,. University of Limerick. Sir, – The passing of a supplementary budget to cover the cost of Garda overtime would suggest that the nation's coffers are by no means drained. If such is the case, would it not be appropriate now to introduce a far less costly budgetary supplement to provide
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Consider These 3 Books to Beef Up Your Writing Game

King also makes a point to address the notion that musicians and artists need drugs to fuel their creative prowess: “Substance abusing writers are just substance abusers—common garden-variety drunks and druggies, in other words. Any claims that the drugs and alcohol are necessary to dull a finer
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Adding a pen to the holster

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The coach will continue working with the students during the second year of the program when they take traditional criminal justice classes. Alicia Richardson, who will teach literature and writing, said literature is a wonderful way to get people “to fill in those blanks they're not quite sure of” to empathize
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Time Inc. sells Sunset magazine to LA-based private equity firm

The buyer, Regent, is a global private equity firm which owns some publishing titles including Military Times, Army Times, Navy Times and Defense News. It also has investments in Lillian Vernon, Regis Salons and Supercuts UK. Last year it acquired Sightline Media Group from Tegna (formerly Gannett)
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AWS Serverless Application Repository

Consume and publish serverless applications through the AWS Serverless Application Repository.
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ASU book group dives deep into literary works

The Valley is rich in book clubs for all types of readers. The ASU Book Group, located on the Tempe campus, is the most convenient example for the ASU community. The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU hosts the ASU Book Group once a month, which is open to students, faculty and
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RMIT professional writing staff awarded $20000 teaching prize

The teaching team for the Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing at Victoria's RMIT University has won the university's Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. The team, which comprises Penny Johnson, Stephanie Holt, Liz Steele, Clare Strahan, Dzintra Boyd, Ania Walwicz,
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Sync/Publishing/Marketing Freelancer

Liaising with our record label and publishing company and obtaining new syncs for feature films, TV programs, radio and advertising. – Previous background in music synchronisation for feature films, either from a label/ publisher or film company is an advantage as well as already having established
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Melissa Michal Slocum

Melissa Michal Slocum is of Seneca descent and teaches and writes about creative writing and literature. Her work focuses on representation of Indigenous histories and literatures in education, including how her community's Good Mind serves as a way to not just incorporate Indigenous issues in the
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RS Payne Elementary students prepare for state Lego robotics competition

First Lego League is a national competition that involves writing code to direct a robot to complete tasks in response to a problem and building a skit around the … “If your child is not into robotics, then that's OK, because there's also that science aspect, there's the creative writing, the drama element, the
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Learning never stops

… plays netball for the Hong Kong national team and Gary Wong, an Olympic swimmer for Hong Kong. ESL also offers courses designed specifically to give children distinct advantages in the future, such as creative writing, CV and resume polishing, journalism and media and advertising and marketing.
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South Delta students' letters bring a piece of home to soldiers overseas

What started out as a simple creative writing exercise has morphed into a letter writing campaign that is bringing a little bit of home to soldiers oversees. … so basically I did some research and found that there were places that we could send letters to, so I thought why not have the students actually write
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Creative writing professor Alexandra Kleeman on intersection of creative writing and modern world

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Kleeman has been teaching creative writing workshops at Columbia since 2015, three years after receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction writing from the School of the Arts. Her undergraduate courses have ranged from advanced fiction workshops to an upcoming class on apocalyptic
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Creative KNOCK DOWN

The panelist Madhuri Maitri teaches Creative Writing and Film Appreciation and is a writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. … The three speakers will speak on themes as diverse as representation of, and discrimination against, women involved in creative pursuits, ways to create a safe and secure
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Little Island Press celebrates a decade of publishing Pacific books

An Auckland based Pacific publishing house celebrates a decade of its business operation this month and is already looking towards the future. Its business model takes profits from commercial and public vendor work which is then used to produce Pacific books and other content such as videos.
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BuzzFeed is losing website traffic as readers head for more traditional news sites

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BuzzFeed is losing website traffic as readers head for more traditional news sites

Facebook is constantly readjusting its algorithms and publishers have lost out as a result of the latest changes. It caused traffic to viral sites like Upworthy and Distractify to plummet. BuzzFeed's site gets the biggest portion of its web traffic — 42 percent — from social media, according to SimilarWeb data
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In Brief: November 30, 2017

This week, Obama White House photographer Pete Souza visits a D.C.-area school; the Gingerbread Man is on the loose; and authors show up for a National Press Club Journalism Institute fundraiser. Dreaming Big. Pete Souza, the White House photographer for former President Barack Obama,
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WMC holds training course for wannabe journalists

However, training was divided into different segments included lectures, sessions and field work. Delivering the lecture on basic techniques of script writing of electronic media, Qazi Asif said that screen of television channel is based on journalistic language and particular terms like logo, timing and
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Nonfiction books coming in large print and CD formats

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Nonfiction books coming in large print and CD formats

Current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books are being added regularly to our free 3M Cloud Library. Access them by clicking on the … While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children's books, both bestsellers and classics in many genres. Downloadable films
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China guest of honor at Jeddah International Book Fair

There will be 187 book signings ,and readers will have the chance to meet Saudi Arabia's flourishing literary talent. … The main tent, hosting writers, publishers and performers, is 27,000 sq m, with an additional 25,000 sq m on the outside periphery facing the Obhur creek and filled with food trucks,
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Pro-bono publishers and Yass District and Historical Society launch 'Early Days in Yass' book

RECOUNTING HISTORY: Anthony MacQuillan, Maureen Collins and Peter Bindon with the Early Days of Yass by Mary Yeo at Yeo Crescent, which was named after the Yeo family. Photo: Toby Vue. Community and pro-bono publishers Peter Bindon and Anthony MacQuillan and the Yass and District
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Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Children's chapter books

'Toto the Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz' by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Chinchester Clark. (Harper Collins/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO). 1 Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark (Harper Collins, $17.99). Have you ever wondered what Toto thought about the wondrous
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Biltmore Estate Wines … Definitely Worth a Look!

A quick peek at two of their best sellers: Biltmore's sparkling wine program is one of the best in the country and one of just a few on the East Coast. The Biltmore Estate Brut, a fine sparkling wine, has been awarded 90 pts from Wine Spectator. With its mix of grapes (Chardonnay, 53% and Pinot Noir 47%)
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Filming starts on adaptation of Jensen's 'Acute Misfortune'

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Filming starts on adaptation of Jensen's 'Acute Misfortune'

A film adaptation of Erik Jensen's biography of painter Adam Cullen, Acute Misfortune (Black Inc.), has begun production in the Blue Mountains. The film will track the volatile relationship between the Archibald Prize-winning Cullen and his 19-year-old biographer Jensen. Director Thomas M Wright
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Florence Welch to publish debut book of lyrics and poetry

Florence Welch's debut book is coming in July. — AFP picLONDON, Dec 1 — Florence and the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch is planning the summer release of a book of lyrics, never-before-seen poetry and sketches titled Useless Magic. The full-colour hardcover book is to feature art from
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John Casey dropped from UVa spring course roster

A spokesman for the University of Virginia on Thursday said professor John Casey will not teach creative writing classes in the spring. … Eisenberg and other former students at UVa and Sewanee Writer's Conference, where Casey also taught, said he would inappropriately touch female students,
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Wagner awarded 2017 Dromkeen Medal

The State Library Victoria (SLV) has awarded the 2017 Dromkeen Medal to Erica Wagner, publisher of books for children and young adults at Allen & Unwin. Wagner has worked as an editor and publisher of children's and YA books for 30 years. She is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing
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Daily Mail publisher's shares slump 24% to a five-year low

Shares in the publisher of the Daily Mail fell by nearly a quarter yesterday after it warned that business would be “adversely affected” by challenging market conditions. The Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) sparked concern about the months ahead as it reported a 13 per cent fall in sales to £1.66
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ASU prof to host talk with 'game-changing' female minority writers

Their influence was felt by many who followed in their footsteps, including ASU Assistant Professor of English Natalie Diaz, who teaches courses in the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts program. “Sandra, Rita and Joy were part of a group of writers who put pressure on the traditional MFA structure,
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Local band Peter Joseph Burtt and The King Tide headline Crystal Bay Casino

Singer-songwriter Peter Joseph Burtt grew up playing the drums — and now, years down the road, the lifelong musician pulls inspiration from his time spent living in Africa and studying with the continent's master performers. “He was completing a master of arts degree in San Francisco in creative writing
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The Former LA Times Publishing Plant in Costa Mesa Hopes to Land a Food Hall

Food court fever keeps spreading, this time to Costa Mesa. The new owners of the former Los Angeles Times Plant have ambitious plans to convert the facility into a mixed-use space with offices, retail, and a food hall. First mentioned by the LA Times, SteelWave LLC and Investco Real Estate acquired
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'La Belle Sauvage' selected as Waterstones Book of the Year

UK bookselling chain Waterstones has selected Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (Penguin) as its Book of the Year for 2017. The title was chosen by a Waterstones panel from a shortlist of seven. 'This is a winner that is going to bring a lot of pleasure to an ever-widening
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