Free Expression

28 Jul

Stores Sought to Host Programs on Censorship

MLRC Institute, the sister organization of the Media Law Resource Center, will be working with ABFFE to provide speakers for bookstores that are interested in hosting a program about censorship during Banned Books Week (September 21 – 27, 2014).

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23 Jul

BTW News Briefs

HarperCollins in e-book bundling pilot program; S&S to sell, distribute Regan Arts; MIBA and GLIBA to honor Kate DiCamillo; Book Industry Charitable Foundation reveals survey results; John Green’s Looking for Alaska challenged; 2014 Man Booker longlist announced

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16 Jul

Browseabout Books Finds Tremendous Support for Teens’ Reading Rights

In response to the removal of Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from a high school reading list, Browseabout Books is giving away copies, which have been donated by community members, book industry partners, and readers of AfterEllen.

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10 Jul

BTW News Briefs

Amazon makes play to win over Hachette authors; HarperCollins launches new website; SIBA 2014 Book Award winners selected; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards announced; Macmillan donates to Kids’ Right to Read Project in memory of Nancy Garden; Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster partner with Omnific Publishing; Zest Books launches “Pulp” imprint for new adults

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19 Jun

Children’s Book Art Auction Raises Thousands to Support Free Speech

Two auctions of children’s book art held in conjunction with this year’s BookExpo America have raised more than $56,000 to help the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression defend the free speech rights of kids.

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17 Jun

Media Coalition, ABFFE Applaud Supreme Court Ruling

In a unanimous decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the court house door open to booksellers, publishers, and librarians to bring “pre-enforcement” challenges to censorship laws.

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12 Jun

BTW News Briefs

BISG Annual Industry Awards open; Florida school cancels summer reading assignment over content dispute; South Carolina budget proposal called academic interference; AAUP releases Books for Understanding: Brazil

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05 Jun

Freedom Act Is on the Move

With the House Judiciary Committee’s unanimous passage of bill a couple of weeks ago, for the first time in years there is a  chance for meaningful change in the laws to protect Americans’ right to privacy, says ABFFE President Chris Finan.

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04 Jun

Banned Books Week 2014 to Celebrate Graphic Novels

ABFFE and the national Banned Books Week planning committee have announced that this year’s celebration of the freedom to read will feature comics and graphic novels.

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02 Jun

Online Children’s Book Art Auction Underway Until June 9

An online auction to benefit the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression is now accepting bids on eBay on more than 65 pieces of art created for children’s books.

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21 May

Children’s Book Art Auction Tickets Still Available

Dozens of original works will be up for bidding at the 20th annual Children's Book Art Auction and Reception at BEA. Tickets for the event, which will feature a special tribute to Dr. Seuss, as well as a variety show, can be purchased online or at the door.

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16 May

Volunteers Needed for Children’s Art Auction

ABFFE and the ABC Children’s Group at ABA are seeking volunteers from the bookselling and publishing world to help out during the Children’s Book Art Auction and Reception at BEA.

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01 May

All-Star Cast to Headline Art Auction Variety Show at BEA

Leading authors and illustrators of children’s books will show off their hidden talents in a variety show to be held during the Children’s Book Art Auction and Reception at BookExpo America on Wednesday evening, May 28.

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21 Apr

Children’s Book Art Auction to Honor Dr. Seuss

The 20th Annual Children’s Book Art Auction and Reception, on May 28 at BEA, will feature a special section of original artwork created to honor Dr. Seuss. Artists can submit works honoring Dr. Seuss until May 15.

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17 Apr

BTW News Briefs

ABA president talks U.S. indies at London Book Fair; ABFFE’s Chris Finan wins Hefner award; Top 10 most frequently challenged books revealed; Pulitzer Prize winners announced; Los Angeles Times Book Prizes awarded; McNamee steps down as president of EBF; University presses look to Ingram’s CoreSource 

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