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Kasia Kowalczyk

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The Amazon Literary Partnership awards over $1 million to 66 nonprofit organizations

Honoring institutions focused on empowering writers, two new funds are being introduced: a Poetry Fund and a Literary Magazine Fund.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on May 21, 2019
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Reading levels of bestselling authors - fiction and nonfiction

What do reading level tests say about bestselling books?

This detailed reading level analysis proves that, when it comes to literature, simpler is better.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on May 20, 2019
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Early look at the worldwide audiobook report 2019

Take a look at early highlights of the worldwide audiobook report that’s being prepared by APA, Bookrepublic, and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on May 5, 2019
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UK’s first short story vending machines entertain London commuters

While commuting to the busy Canary Wharf financial area in London, one can notice a rather unusual scene – businessmen reading into receipt-like scrolls. They are not alarmingly long grocery bills – but action-packed short stories.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on April 30, 2019
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The first machine-learning-generated book is here… and it’s not exactly a page turner

Springer Nature released the first ever machine-generated book. It was compiled using a computer algorithm developed by Goethe University researchers in Frankfurt, Germany.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on April 17, 2019
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A children's books section of the Kikuchi City Central Library

River-inspired Japanese library becomes a favorite meeting point for kids

Kazunobu Nakamura’s brilliant library design changed the lives of the Kikuchi residents – it sparked a love for reading, a love for libraries, but most importantly – a love for the city.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on April 12, 2019
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Polish cities organize forbidden book exchange in response to public book burning

Forbidden book exchange: Polish cities respond to the public burning of books

In response to the public burning of books by Catholic priests, Polish cities Gdańsk and Szczecin organize a “forbidden book exchange.” Genres include literature on LGBT topics, fantasy and science-fiction.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on April 6, 2019
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Harry Potter and other talismans burned in Poland in front of a Catholic Church

Harry Potter and Twilight books burned by Catholic priests in Poland

Polish religious non-profit organization sets several books and other objects on fire in front of a Catholic Church in Gdańsk. According to priests, these talismans disturb living with God.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on April 2, 2019
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Online tool by Wordery lets you check out the best selling book of the year you were born

Use this fun tool to check out the best-selling book of the year you were born

Wordery’s fun web-based tool that will tell you which book topped the New York Times bestseller list the longest in your birth year.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on March 29, 2019
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Book Bot library robot returns books free of charge in Silicon Valley

End to overdue library books? A new mobile robot librarian drives around Mountain View and collects books that are due to be returned.

by Kasia Kowalczyk Published on March 18, 2019
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