The 100 books being voted on by the public in PBS’ summer reading encouragement program, ‘The Great American Read,’ now are highlighted in a ‘book of books.’ And Unicorn’s latest art essay release runs on the mid-century American auto obsession.
Industry Notes: Amazon Prime Boxes Books for Children, Unicorn Acquires Ronquillo’s ‘Spellbound’
In subscriptions, Amazon’s Prime program announces a “Book Box” invitational offer in the United States, as the UK’s Unicorn art-book publisher names New Mexico’s Fatima Ronquillo to its retrospective club.
Open Road Acquires US Graham Greene Ebook Rights; Unicorn Announces Ali Cavanaugh Book
Open Road announces its acquisition of US ebook rights to iconic British journalist-novelist Graham Greene, as the UK’s Unicorn names artist Ali Cavanaugh for a 2019 retrospective.
Industry Notes: Unicorn Acquires Kershisnik Retrospective; Open Road Reports Record Revenue
UK-based Unicorn announces a new retrospective on American artist Brian Kershisnik; and US-based Open Road Media announces banner revenues in 2017 driven by its new ‘Ignition’ marketing offer.
China Notes: Cambridge’s Censorship Turnaround; Unicorn’s China Art Book Deal
Cambridge University Press swiftly restores censored ‘China Quarterly’ articles. The UK’s Unicorn announces a new series in Chinese contemporary art books.
Industry Notes: Unicorn Acquires Chambers Retrospective; IPR License Signs Peter Lang and ICE
London-based Unicorn announces a US photographic monograph. And the IPR License rights platform adds Switzerland’s Peter Lang and the UK’s ICE Publishing.
Publishing Partnership Notes: Unicorn and Royal Armouries; Reedsy and Blurb
One of the UK’s most prominent museum publishers gets new distribution; and one of the USA’ first publishing platforms gets a link-up with London.
Publishing in 2002 vs 2012: Better, Worse or a Stalemate?
Provocateur John Reed reflects on the decade in publishing based on his experience publishing his 9/11 Orwell satire Snowball’s Chance in 2002 and again in 2012.
British Book Awards: Trade and ‘Book of the Year’ Shortlists
The British Book Awards contenders for Book Trade and Book of the Year are announced, with the shortlists consisting of 29 categories.
The UK’s Society of Authors Names Winners of £100,000 in Awards
This tranche of honors administered by the society is cast this year as having to do with literature challenging inequality and includes several programs with age restrictions on eligible writers.
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