The best of Bali: what it’s like to visit now

Editor’s Note – This CNN travel series is sponsored, or was sponsored by, the country it highlights. In accordance with our policy, CNN retains full editorial control over the topic, coverage and frequency of articles and videos covered by sponsorship. (CNN) — Like most of the world’s major tourist hotspots, Bali has suffered enormous economic … Read more

S&P 500, Nasdaq fall for 3rd day as investors assess China’s zero-COVID policy and await Powell speech, jobs data

Isabelle King and Andrew Kershner U.S. stocks ended choppy on Tuesday, mostly lower, as investors assessed the possibility that China might relax its zero-COVID policy, which sparked widespread protests over the weekend and heightened investor concerns about global growth. Wall Street also weighed downbeat data on U.S. consumer confidence and the housing market, while looking … Read more

Ask the Author | Jeff Deutsch

As director of the Chicago Theological Seminary Cooperative Bookstore, author Jeff Deutsch was inspired to write his new book, “In Praise of the Good Bookstore,” to reflect the importance of bookstores in the 21st century. Author and bookseller Jeff Deutsch is director of the Cooperative Bookstore at Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. The Seminary Co-op … Read more

YA Do YA at Annabelle’s Book Club LA

Teen books attract avid school-age readers, but real teens rarely open brick-and-mortar bookstores. Opening on Black Friday in Los Angeles’ Studio City neighborhood, Annabelle’s Book Club LA stands out for its pink exterior, teen-centric inventory, and 16-year-old owner Annabelle Chang. Despite his young age, Chang is no stranger to the publishing or entertainment industries. Chang’s … Read more

We need diverse books launch #BooksSaveLives initiative against censorship

We Need Diverse Books joins the fight against censorship. The organization, founded in 2014 to advocate for diversity and inclusion in the publishing industry, announced that it will launch its three-pronged #BooksSaveLives initiative on December 1. Books Save Lives will provide grants of up to $10,000 to schools and libraries in underserved communities so they … Read more

family of poets

The Gearen family – John, Ann and their daughter Cameron – are passionate about poetry. All three are published poets who edit each other’s work, share book recommendations and attend author readings together. Literary creativity is nurtured and encouraged in their home. “Each of us cares about words so much that stories and dinner-table conversations … Read more

Richard Osman, Mel Giedroyc…every celebrity wants to be a novelist. But can they crack it? | Books

noA long time ago, you couldn’t read celebrity memoirs. No matter how famous you are – TV host, pro football player, some vaguely identifiable reality TV jerk – at some point you’ll be writing an autobiography (or blah blah blah blah to an indifferent ghostwriter), give it A horrible title like As Thoughts or Unfiltered … Read more

Two thirds of Australian writers are women.They earn just $18,200 from writing, our new study finds

Image credit: Shutterstock Most Australian book authors do not earn enough from their creative practice to sustain themselves. They rely on other jobs and other supports, such as a partner’s income. In the 2020-21 financial year, the average personal income in Australia was approximately A$70,000. Only a third of authors earn this amount from all … Read more