Category Archives: Book News

Bernie Sanders’ Book Reveal

After gaining a massive following during last year’s US Presidential election, Bernie Sanders has announced that he is now writing a book for the age group who rallied to his side: teenagers.

The book aims to encourage teenagers to not only think about voting but to consider other ways in which they can become politically involved, especially in between elections.

The book, which will be released August 29th, is titled The Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution.

Children’s Fiction Helps Reach Record Book Sales

The Publishers Association has said that a rise in the popularity of children’s fiction has helped set a new record for UK book sales.

UK book sales reached £3.5 billion in 2016 with the sales of children’s books contributing £365 million after a 16% increase in revenue.

Self help and fitness books were also popular genres of books however, general fiction had a decline in sales of 7%.

Bedtime stories without the princesses in new children’s book

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo is celebrating amazing women throughout history.

The book was funded by crowd funding website Kickstarter and raised £409,000 in May 2016.

It has 100 stories of women such as Frida Kahlo, Serena Williams, Elizabeth I and Malala Yousafzai and aims to inspire girls to go against gender norms and be strong.

source: BBC

British readers prefer dead white male authors, according to study

According to a study by the Royal Society of Literature, readers prefer the work of white authors to the work of black, Asian or minority ethnic authors.

Out of the 2,000 people that took part in the study only 7% of the authors mentioned were from a minority background.

In this survey, which is the first of its kind, 81% of the respondents said they liked literature that promoted empathy.

Poets and authors have said that readers are crying out for more diversity in literature.

source: The Guardian