Author Adrian Bailey has asked anyone who has bought a hardback copy of his debut novel Otherworld to contact him after discovering that pages of pornography were accidentally printed inside. Mr Bailey, 46, personally paid for the printing of 2,500 hardback copies of his book, with all proceeds going to children's hospice Rebecca House. At the book launch in 2011, 800 copies of Otherworld were bought, and some 3,000 books have been sold since. But it became clear that the books had not been proofread…
November is Jewish Book Month. Perhaps you have noticed or attended a Jewish Book Festival in your city or town; there are many across the country every November, from San Diego to St. Louis to Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Many of these events are coordinated by the Jewish Book Council, which annually auditions authors for the JBC Network at an event held in New York just before Book Expo. Those selected win coveted spots as readers at various national festivals.
Meanwhile, all year long, another organization is regularly seeking out Jewish authors and Jewish books, and sending them all across the country: a successful and growing non-profit called PJ Library.