Dutch publisher Ambo Anthos has suspended printing of The Betrayal of Anne Frank after questions emerged about its research, Reuters reports. Published on January 18, the book named a Jewish man, Arnold van den Bergh, a relatively obscure figure, as the top suspect who informed the Nazis of Anne Frank and her family’s hiding place, leading to their capture in 1944. The research team behind the book was led by former FBI agent Vince Pankoke, who enlisted a group of said to include a psychologist, a criminologist, researchers and data specialists. But some outside researchers called the conclusions of the […]
Archives for January 2022
Minneapolis mystery and science fiction bookstore Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s, which burned down in 2020 during the George Floyd protests, has found a new location. Owner Don Blyly will close on purchasing the new building on March 24 and plans to reopen the stores in June.
Jenny Lu has joined Union Square Kids as senior publicist. She was previously at Simon & Schuster Children's.
Pearson has acquired Credly, a digital workforce certification company valued at approximately $200 million. Pearson already had a 20 percent stake in the company, and used available cash and liquidity to purchase the remainder, paying $140 million and a deferred consideration. Credly will be part of Pearson’s Workforce Skills division, following their 2021 acquisition of workforce AI platform Faethm. “The Credly acquisition is another important step in accelerating our strategy in the workforce skills market and in building connectivity across the entire Pearson portfolio…. Credly complements our other recent acquisition – Faethm – to address the full learner journey, enabling […]
You still have time to register for our second virtual Buzz Books Young Adult Editors Panel, convening on Wednesday, February 2 at noon Eastern. Once again, we are honored to have the American Booksellers Association join us as co-presenter, with Books of Wonder YA expert Zoe Detlaf as the host. You can register here — and the first 25 booksellers who enroll will get a package of galleys for the featured titles. Our just-released digital sampler, Buzz Books 2022: Spring/Summer includes substantial excerpts from the YA Editors Panel books, along with dozens of other not-yet-published breakout titles. The Young Adult […]
The AAP reinforced their case in asking for a temporary restraining order blocking Maryland’s new library ebook/digital law, replying on Friday to the state’s weak defense. As the AAP’s new brief underscores, Maryland’s own legal reply lays bare their ploy of insisting their law is just about consumer protection while rooting the justification in complaints about copyright: As they put it: “Maryland opens its brief by stating, ‘This case is not about copyright protection,’ but follows with an extensive discussion that proves the opposite.” As a result, “Maryland’s attempts to justify the Maryland Act make the case for why it […]