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 …
by Edward Nawotka British book publishing certainly knows how to self-celebrate: Each year they bestow upon themselves more than a dozen awards at the annual British Book Industry Awards. The fete, known colloquially as The Nibbies, was held Tuesday night in Cambridge, England with the top honor for Publisher of the Year going to Scottish house Canongate. It was cited …