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Court Refuses to Block Publication of Bolton Memoir

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A federal judge on Saturday swiftly rejected the Department of Justice's motion for a temporary restraining order blocking publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's memoir 'The Room Where it Happened,' but suggested that Bolton still faces stiff penalties for his "unilateral" decision to push ahead with publication without a formal release from government reviewers.

LMBPN Feeds “Whale Readers”

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After just a few years in business, LMBPN Publishing has more than 700 titles in its backlist and has expanded into new genres, formats, and languages—and its aggressive publishing model is keeping e-book readers happy.

NBCC Names Temporary President, Will Delay Awards Deliberations

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At a meeting yesterday, the remaining members of the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors named a new temporary president and decided to put deliberations for its annual awards on hold as the organization regroups following a week of infighting and the exodus of more than half of its board members.

Six Publishers Plan Indie Shindig

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The new program is aimed at promoting new books to independent booksellers in the absence of the numerous trade shows that have been postponed because of the coronavirus.

NBCC Board Gutted as Fallout Over Leaked Emails, Race Issues Widens

Publishers Weekly -

The turmoil that roiled the National Book Critics Circle last week continued throughout the weekend and into Monday morning as concerns over matters of race and privacy continue to split the organization's board of directors. As of press time, at least 13 members have resigned from the typically 24-member board.

Poetry Foundation Responds to Criticism, Pledges Action

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The staff and board of the Poetry Foundation said in an open letter that they are committed to "ongoing action in response to the call to dismantle white supremacy." The pledge came after an open letter highly critical of the Foundation's past treatment of marginalized was released and led to the resignations of the organization's president and board chair.

Turmoil Rocks NBCC Board

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A handful of members of the National Book Critics Circle's board of directors have resigned following the publication of an internal email sent by one of its members, former NBCC president Carlin Romano. The email was sent in response to the board's efforts to draft a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and pledging to support writers and critics of color.

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