UK’s “Fiction Uncovered” Promo Aims to Make Underappreciated Writers Famous

In What's the Buzz by Guest Contributor

By Sophie Rochester It’s been quite a year for the publishing industry — an industry still straddling the realms of both print and digital. This could not have been more highlighted through the course of building up to Fiction Uncovered, the major new promotion to support the UK’s best fiction writers, which announces its inaugural selection of eight titles today. The …

UK Library Supporters to Protest Over 400 Possible Closures

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The Guardian UK reports that library supporters have declared a “carnival of resistance” to protest library closures across the UK. The “carnival” will take place on February 5 with nationwide events and “read-ins” at over forty libraries. The Public Libraries News website currently counts 398 libraries and 40 mobile libraries that are under threat of closure. These …

Dedalus Saved by Fairy Godmothers: How the UK’s Esoteric Literary Publisher Survives Trying Times

In English Language by Daniel Kalder

“We exist to do the difficult things of publishing,” Eric Lane of Dedalus on life running “the most literary publishing house in Europe.” By Daniel Kalder CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK: I first encountered Dedalus Books’ esoteric literary catalogue in the old Science Fiction Bookshop in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was a strange place: upstairs they sold Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and French editions …

UK Launches “Fiction Uncovered” to Promote Eight Underappreciated Authors

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The Arts Council England has announced a major new initiative to support eight underappreciated writers in the UK with through major publicity, marketing and retail promotions with Waterstone’s, Foyles and The Book Depository. Dubbed, Fiction Uncovered, it is described as “a major new promotion to support our best fiction writers The promotion pledges to support those writers …