The Snow Girl by bestselling author Javier Castillo came out two days before Spain’s coronavirus lockdown. So his publisher Suma took his 30-city book tour online—where thousands of fans were waiting.
Authors Weigh in on US Politics: ‘Words Make a Difference’
Use ‘bribery’ or ‘extortion,’ not ‘quid pro quo,’ writes Roxana Robinson to the ‘Times,’ as the Authors Guild slams Justice’s letter to Hachette.
US Justice Department Gives Hachette ‘A Warning’ About Its Anonymous Author
The Justice Department has written to Hachette about ‘A Warning,’ asserting that its anonymous author may be in violation of nondisclosure agreements.
Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor Norway: Maja Lunde’s ‘Snow Sister’ Headed for Film
As the book’s international rights sales power on, Lunde–no stranger to film development–is in a second deal with Anonymous Content’s new Nordic unit.
Norway’s Demian Vitanza on ‘This Life or the Next’: Political Literature’s Darkest Nightmares
In a taut tale of radicalization and jihad, Norway’s Demian Vitanza contributes ‘This Life or the Next’ to a long season of top-notch political literature.
The Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlist Is Announced, as ‘Evolved’ Booker Debate Flares Again
In a contentious turn of events, the Rathbones Folio Prize shortlist announcement prompts criticism of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, while the Rathbones prize, itself, admits US entries, as the Booker does.
Canada’s Wattpad Launches New In-Story Ad Revenue for Writers
Adept at partnering with advertisers for product placement and auxiliary content, Toronto-based Wattpad now rolls out in-story ads to boost writer earnings.
‘I Have To Make It Happen’: Uganda’s Newest Publishing House
Nayana Kakoma has a daughter and ‘I cannot find her stuff to read that does not have ponies and long blonde hair.’ So she’s starting a publishing company in Uganda.
The Muse’s Town Hall: Jane Friedman on Literary in Digital Times
Porter Anderson previews the Grub Street Muse Conference Town Hall on literary fiction in digital times; Publishing Perspectives streams it Friday 1:30 p.m. ET.
Saying “Hi” and MIX-ing It Up: A Narrated World
Following up on Kate Pullinger’s report on the 2013 MIX Making Day, Porter Anderson looks at Craig Mod’s new way of saying Hi: narrative mapping.