The six-title Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist carries forward four of the eight debuts that were included in its late-July longlist.
Developing story: Leipzig Book Fair shutters its planned March 12 to 15 show; London Book Fair still hanging fire amid more cancellations.
Tramp Press, a small publisher in Ireland, found a winner with Mike McCormack’s ‘Solar Bones’. The book, passed over by larger publishers, has won the International Dublin Award.
Canongate flies in author Matt Haig to meet his international publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Haig’s previous titles sold into 22 countries.
In humor and praise, Nielsen Book’s Mo Siewcharran is remembered in London as someone ‘who always saw the bigger picture.’
‘Lazy publishing,’ says Canongate’s Jamie Byng, ‘is just a disservice to what books can be.’ The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and ‘Letters Live.’
Among the many partnerships being announced this week during BookExpo in New York City, many include international elements.
‘There’s always an element of surprise and unpredictability regarding what draws people to covers,’ says Canongate art director and Rising Star Rafaela Romaya.
Has book production outpaced readership and what can publishers do about it? Porter Anderson’s opening editorial for Publishing Perspectives explores this.
by Tolu Ogunlesi HAY-ON-WYE, WALES: While many in the publishing industry were in New York last week for BookExpo America, other book lovers gathered on the Welsh border for the annual literary extravaganza known as the Guardian Hay Festival. This year, amid the author presentations featuring figures as diverse as Desmond Tutu and Stephen Fry, a publishing panel entitled “Brave …
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