Aspen asks, ‘Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?’
Riding high on the success of its niche-interest sites, Open Road announces a doubling of those sites and new marketing services for publishers.
In the long-running tension between pure entertainment and meaningful science-fiction and fantasy, anthologist John Joseph Adams says, ‘We can have both. It just takes more work.’
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is donating $15,000 to Water for South Sudan to mark the impact of the million-selling ‘A Long Walk to Water.’
With Linda Zecher, a former Microsoft executive, at the helm of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher is focused on its core competencies, notably education.
Will Evans on the of his Dallas-based publishing house, Deep Vellum Press, and his intention to turn American readers into a community of translation lovers.
New social media/reading site Libboo offers a free e-reader to influential readers each month as motivation for sharing books with friends. HMH is a pilot partner.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Editor Lauren Wein is a champion of international writers and looks for writers from unexpected sources.
In her introduction to The Best American Short Stories 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks notes a parochialism in American writing.
The German Book Office’s December Book of the Month is THE BOX by Günter Grass. Want to win a FREE copy? Send your name and mailing address to gregg (at) newyork (dot) gbo (dot) org. Every tenth entry will win a free copy, until our supply runs out. (Contest only open to residents of the continental United States.) Keep up-to-date …
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