‘Midas had to quickly pivot our business model,’ says Jason Bartholomew in London, ‘to think of a new type of proposals that fit a rapidly changing economic landscape.’
UK’s 2020 Portico Prize Goes to Jessica Andrews’ Debut ‘Saltwater’
The Manchester-based Portico Library Prize for Literature–focused on the country’s North– finds its winner in a native of Sunderland.
Industry Notes: John Murray Press Launches US Basic Books Imprint in the UK
Hachette in London is creating a Basic Books nonfiction imprint for the UK in cooperation with the New York imprint of that name.
East of England: A Call for Under-Represented Writers
Norwich’s National Centre for Writing opens applications for its 2020 Escalator Talent Development Scheme for fiction writers in eastern England.
The UK’s CrimeFest Awards Shortlists Include Clinton, Patterson, King
The UK’s crime fiction convention, CrimeFest, announced the shortlists in six categories for its 11th annual awards program.
Industry Notes: Translator Susan Bernofsky Wins Ulfers Prize; Georgina Moore Joins Midas PR
The Festival Neue Literatur, scheduled for late March, names Susan Bernofsky its Friedrich Ulfers Prize winner, and Georgina Moore joins Midas in London.
London Book Fair Announces Programming for March’s Book and Screen Week
The London Book Fair’s annual London Book and Screen Week events include a cooking demonstration, films, and onstage discussions.
London Book Fair Names Its 2019 ‘Author of the Day’ Lineup
Recognizing the Brexit deadline that follows March’s London Book Fair, the Author of the Day events include three writers from the Continent.
A New Literary Agency’s Old Hands: ‘It’s Just Intoxicating’ in London
With decades of experience in the offices and cubicles of the business, three publishing veterans are now repping authors as literary agents who hold meetings at 6 a.m.
The UK’s National Book Awards Announce Holiday Season Shortlists
Designed ‘to find the best popular books of the year in the lead-up to Christmas,’ the UK’s Specsavers National Book Awards will end with a consumer vote.