Anniversary assessment; opening his own boutique press, Richard Charkin reveals that Mensch Publishing has grossed £16,389 (US20,688) before expenses.
Devoted to contemporary literature, the trio of publishers behind Paris’ Goutte d’Or are the team bringing out ‘Journal de L.’–a diary of Nabokov’s Lolita.
Stressing that Sourcebooks will retain its independence, Penguin Random House’s 45-percent stake in the American publisher may mean new international reach.
The British Book Awards, or ‘Nibbies’–which comprise both industry and book honors–today announce their books of the year shortlists.
Stephen Page and Morten Hesseldahl stressed the core values of publishing—author relationships, reading—at London Book Fair’s 2019 Quantum conference.
The chief of the UK’s 90-year-0ld Faber & Faber will tell the Quantum audience at the London Book Fair that however troubling Brexit’s confusions may be, publishing holds the world’s ‘editorial centrality’ in its hands: and that means it has a job to do.
The British Book Awards organizers report having ‘an incredibly strong list of more than 50 submissions’ for its new small-press category.
‘Time will tell whether Mensch has published its first triumph or its first turkey,’ writes Richard Charkin, small press publisher.
Winter moves among independent publishers: Nonfiction works are the focus in Europa Compass, and Chicago Review Press buys Oklahoma’s Council Oak Books.
With its ‘wonderfully argumentative’ attitude in play, the small-publisher awards program Republic of Consciousness names its roster of 13 titles. And gripes that it can be only 13.