Parallel to concerns and talks on sustainability during Frankfurter Buchmesse this week, HarperCollins has engaged London’s Brite Green.
Welbeck Preps England Football History; Harper Expands Rights With Jeffrey Archer
Industry Notes: HarperCollins announces new rights territories for Jeffrey Archer’s work; Welbeck has a license for England Football.
Summer Political Books: Bill Barr and Reviewing the Trump Years
A Justice Department veteran and author of ‘Hatchet Man,’ Elie Honig says, ‘I never wondered, Gee, is the attorney general telling the truth?’
NPD Books: US Sales of Social Justice and Race Books Soar in 2021
In the first five months of 2021, books on race and social justice sold 700,000 more units than in the same part of 2020.
USA: Louise Erdrich Wins the $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize
In its fourth year, the 2021 Aspen Words Prize goes to Louise Erdrich for her fiction on the Native American struggle for self-determination.
US Book Industry Charitable Foundation Raises $1 Million for Bookstores
Ingram Content Group seeds Binc’s ‘Survive to Thrive’ bookstore grant program, with additional major support from publishers and Bookshop.org.
News Corp’s Plan To Acquire Houghton Mifflin’s Trade Division
HarperCollins parent News Corp’s intended acquisition of HMH Books & Media raises, for some, new concern about consolidation.
Columbia University Press and Howard University: A Black Diaspora Series
The new partnership between two universities, Howard and Columbia, is another example of a diversity-driven program in publishing.
Aspen Words’ $35,000 Literary Prize Names Its 2021 Finalists
The shortlist for this year’s Aspen Words Literary Prize features three novels and two short story collections.
New Insights Emerge Into Bidders for Simon & Schuster
The chatter is getting louder around the Simon & Schuster sale story, with News Corp arriving as another name associated with the process.