Porter Anderson’s curation of the best of the web for authors looks at next week’s TOC New York, concerns about B&N’s future, Faber’s new transmedia project and much, much more.
Hillary Mantel wins another book prize—the Costa this time—and the backlash has begun, raising the question: should book prize juries spread the love a little more?
McDonald’s in the UK are replacing Happy Meal toys with educational books to help boost literacy; they plan to distribute 15 million books by the end of 2014.
Michael Moorcock, grand master of the fantasy genre, has fallen in and out of favor and print. Publisher Victor Gollancz is banking on a digital revival.
Pushkin Press is launching a children’s imprint, Pushkin Children’s Books, for publishing works that have had success overseas but have not found a publisher in the UK.
Porter Anderson’s weekly curation of the best Web postings for authors takes in the UK’s growing consternation over 20p ebooks, Amazon’s untrustworthy reviews and more.
John O’Brien, founder of Dalkey Archive Press, shared some thoughts on, among other things, the challenges facing publishers of translated literature and the audience for translated works.
A tightly focused strategy on maintaining margins has enabled WHSmith to persist after than two centuries at the heart of UK bookselling, inspiring admiration and ire alike.
Publishing, if it’s to thrive in these turbulent times, requires capable leaders. Tell us who it is you admire. Or, if you’re feeling cheeky, who you don’t.
Several current projects from YA novels to television to our own year-long reading group are striving to make Shakespeare accessible to a contemporary audience.