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John Naisbitt, author of bestseller 'Megatrends,' dies at 92

The American author John Naisbitt, whose 1982 bestselling book Megatrends was published in dozens of countries, has died at 92 Continue reading at 'ABC News'

[ ABC News | 2021-04-10 13:18:30 UTC ]
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Joe Wicks reveals final Bluebird title, Joe's Family Food

Joe Wicks has revealed the cover and title for new recipe book Joe's Family Food, published by Bluebird on 10th June. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-10 04:58:41 UTC ]
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S&S wins auction for 'relatable' debut from Rebecca Ryan

Simon & Schuster UK has acquired My (Extra)Ordinary Life, a "funny, heart-warming and relatable" debut by author Rebecca Ryan, after winning a three-way auction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-10 01:19:05 UTC ]
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Granta and Dialogue claim multiple titles on Orwell Prize longlists

Titles from Dialogue Books and Granta have made the longlists for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing and Prize for Political Fiction. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-10 00:25:15 UTC ]
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Where are all the Black editors?

This piece was going to be about the art of editing and how vital this is for career progression. It was going to talk about the challenge faced by young editors to get editing hours under their belt. The day-to-day job of publishing books, all the marketing and the admin, means that editing... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 21:01:40 UTC ]
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Cheers to the new vanguard

The children’s books I was raised on, and decades later those I read with my own kids, spoke little to the world I knew—and that change must come.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 20:47:21 UTC ]
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Opinion: Reaching Black readers

The marketing of books to readers of colour is often restricted to titles by writers of similar backgrounds, but who ‘the reader’ is must be re-assessed Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 20:27:23 UTC ]
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Dearth of a Black salesman

For one of my final school essays, I chose to analyse a whisper of a book. Upon confirming my choice, I found out that my teacher hadn’t heard of A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood and would take the night to read it. Having already planned the essay, I returned to his office nervously the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 18:28:44 UTC ]
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What the Black Writers’ Guild did next

One of the things that Black people know to be true is that when we lift up our voices to celebrate our joy, share our pain, or warn of the injustices levelled against our communities, we are often silenced—either by being denied the necessary platforms to elevate our voices, or by wilful... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 17:56:08 UTC ]
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Time to rewatch this iconic performance of Where the Wild Things Are.

Today, April 9th, marks the fifty-eight publication anniversary of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. Perhaps the most beloved children’s book of the latter half of the 20th century, Sendak’s gorgeously-illustrated tale of a young boy in a wolf suit who, upon being sent to bed with no... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-09 16:58:23 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘On the House,’ by John Boehner

“On the House” is an anecdote-rich memoir by the former speaker of the House that fails to give readers the whole picture. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-04-09 13:05:40 UTC ]
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Book fair season - but not as we know it

It is as though ‘Bologna-time’ is hard-wired into children’s publishers; the smell of spring in the air makes us think of our new publishing, new potential deals and exciting times ahead. Travelling to Italy certainly helps the feeling, but it turns out that it still happens for us whilst at... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 12:58:39 UTC ]
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Irish Cultural Centre launches free literary interview series

The Irish Cultural Centre in London is launching a series of literary interviews, Northern Irish Voices, this weekend which will form part of its spring 2021 cultural programme.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 11:48:14 UTC ]
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A Potion Made of Stolen Gold to Achieve the Indian American Dream

Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel Gold Diggers is set in the Indian American suburbs of Atlanta—a world of competitive debate and spelling bees, of racing to get into the most prestigious academic summer camps, of Miss Teen India pageants—all roads leading to the promised land of America’s most... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-04-09 11:00:00 UTC ]
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7 Memoirs About Unraveling Family Secrets

There are as many different kinds of memoirs as there are novels, maybe more. The public-figure memoir. The witnessing-history memoir. The survivor’s memoir. The addiction memoir. The let-me-set-the-record-straight memoir. The travel memoir. The memoir about one specific family member. The... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-04-09 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Stop being ‘nice’, start doing good: 15 steps to doing better

Having collected views from Black people across the publishing industry for the past year, the Black Agents and Editors’ Group has outlined 15 steps for how those in the trade can do better. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 07:18:36 UTC ]
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Mateo Askaripour | 'The lines are intentionally blurred, which puts the responsibility on the reader to decide what’s what'

On publication in January, Iranian-Jamaican  Brooklynite Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck became an instant New York Times bestseller. Described as “a crackling, satirical début novel”, and informed by the author’s own experiences in the tech world, the book has been compared to The Great Gatsby... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 04:51:31 UTC ]
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Publisher catalogues show representation on the rise but patchy

There are over 200 books published this spring alone by British writers of colour, and 400-plus when including writers of colour from around the globe. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-09 04:13:16 UTC ]
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Middle Grade Snapshot: Spring 2021

We asked a number of editors to tell us more about the kinds of middle grade projects they are seeing and to share their insights on any shifts they perceive in the category. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Club Picks for April 2021

This month's selections range from B&N's choice of 'The Five Wounds' by Kirstin Valdez Quade to Oprah's Book Club selection of Marilynne Robinson's 'Gilead' novels. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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