Amazon Publishing Taps Famous Librarian To Curate Its New Series by Laura Hazard Owen
Amazon Publishing is launching a new series, “Book Lust Rediscoveries,” curated by librarian and NPR commentator Nancy Pearl. Pearl will select a handful of out-of-print books each year to be republished by Amazon in print and digital formats.
Each book in the will include an introduction by Pearl, reading group discussion questions and a list of recommended further reading.
Nancy Pearl is a well-known and popular literary figure who has received awards like Library Journal’s 2011 Librarian of the Year Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. Amazon Publishing is launching her line at a time when many people in her community—independent booksellers, librarians and some authors—are openly angry at Amazon for what they see as predatory business practices, relentless discounting and attacks on independent bookstores.
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Nancy Pearl has committed to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of books in the Book Lust Rediscoveries to the Nancy Pearl Endowment for Public Librarianship at the University of Washington’s Information School
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