The National Book Award for nonfiction longlist screams ‘USA, USA’ with 8 of the 10 titles covering American history, biography, cultural analysis, music, and religion.
Browsing by topic: nonfiction
Self-published BlueInk starred reviews this month include a novel about a wisecracking cat that investigates its owner’s death and a memoir of escaping Romania under Soviet rule.
This month’s starred self-published titles include a novel about lesbian nuns in pre-WWII Germany and a memoir from the daughter of 1960s cult leaders, among others.
Once an afterthought, children’s nonfiction publishing is experiencing a revolution, especially in the US, where the segment grew by 5% in 2012.
It comes as no surprise that Nielsen BookScan’s top-selling print book lists for 2012 are dominated by Fifty Shades and the Hunger Games. See what else is on the lists.
Neal Maillet, Editorial Director of Berrett-Koehler explains why it’s a publisher’s duty to take on books that challenge convention despite the risks.
David Krall wanted to write a book about the Brooklyn Dodgers, but had no platform. Defying conventional publishing wisdom, he wrote it anyway. Here’s how.
At 99 cents for a digital nonfiction short, it feels like an honest transaction, for a novel, 99 cents just feels cheap, like you’re shortchanging the writer.
Former print publisher Ivan R. Dee launched Now & Then press to publish digital essays, finding the same skills apply as books — and it’s far less frustrating.
At Berrett-Koehler Publishers foreign rights sales account for 10% of revenue, much of it from backlist, and are rewarding both financially and culturally.