A major move for women in book publishing leadership, Joanna Prior moves from Penguin Random House UK to helm Pan Macmillan in London.
Called ‘funny and angry,’ Raven Leilani’s ‘Luster’ wins the £20,000 Dylan Thomas, an internationally watched emerging-artist honor.
Eight titles from writers in the UK, Ireland, and the USA include both fiction and nonfiction, with a winner’s announcement March 24.
The six-title Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist carries forward four of the eight debuts that were included in its late-July longlist.
The winner of the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize for ‘The Long Take,’ Robin Robertson talks about acquiring world rights to ‘Trainspotting’ for Secker in 1992.
‘In five years’ time, I want to feel like I’m publishing the widest possible range of book,’ says this year’s ‘Shooting Star’ among The Bookseller’s UK Rising Stars. And she’d like to see the industry embrace diversity faster.
‘Always just a bit sexier and more exciting,’ Macmillan’s rights-powerhouse Pan Books celebrate their 70th anniversary with new Golden Pan honors.
Publishers are becoming ‘increasingly selective’ as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning.
Publishers need to become ‘genuine members of reading communities themselves,’ says Leena Normington, recently of Pan Macmillan’s ‘Book Break’ channel.
Interview with Michelle Young of Pan Macmillan who is credited with boosting the publisher’s rights and licensing business in children’s books.