‘Lazy publishing,’ says Canongate’s Jamie Byng, ‘is just a disservice to what books can be.’ The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and ‘Letters Live.’
Ahead of the annual Bloody Scotland festival in September, the William McIlvanney Prize shortlist for Scottish crime fiction has been announced.
Among the many partnerships being announced this week during BookExpo in New York City, many include international elements.
The Publishing Scotland translation fund sets a deadline of August 4 for applications, and Mark Allin departs after 16 years at Wiley.
‘All designed to move Scottish publishers into the international arena,’ Publishing Scotland’s program includes fellowships and a 2017 catalog.
What Margaret Atwood calls ‘an essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now’ announces a new publisher.
‘There’s always an element of surprise and unpredictability regarding what draws people to covers,’ says Canongate art director and Rising Star Rafaela Romaya.
When readers are wooed by ‘global entertainment,’ an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, can use ‘a little bit more traction.’
Zhejiang University Press has events at BIBF this week, as Japan’s Toto Serkan looks at Japan’s mobile gaming market, and Scotland’s Society of Young Publishers weighs the industry’s interest in new skills.
Despite the fact that he says, ‘I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
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