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Weekly Roundup for 3/22/13


Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic publicist Kate Bogden and intern Deanna Hoffmann.


Around the Web

Protest over graphic novel, Persepolis, being banned in Chicago Public Schools continues.  It’s been over a week since news of the ban hit social media (3/14) & the ban has boosted Persepolis sales at Local Chicago Bookstores.

Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak is being honored in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by Macmillan in partnership with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

Why is there a general global decline in book sales?

Dumb Poetry on Tumblr…it’s exactly that.

Excellent Poetry: Kirill Medvedev’s It’s no Good (published by Ugly Duckling Presse & N+1) is reviewed in the New York Times.

Giles Harvey in the New Yorker on The Rise of the Failure Memoir.

Books That Made Us Cry on Reddit. What would you add to the list?


Around the Office

This day in history, March 22, 1765, the British passed the Stamp Act. While we realize the term “stamp” in this case wasn’t referring to postage stamps, per se…we still mark it as an important day to us in history…for example, this is what is going out today:



Posted: Mar 22, 2013

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