50 years later, ‘The Monster at the End of This Book’ is still selling — and inspiring authors

The children’s book has influence out of proportion with its 24 pages and its cardboard cover devoid of medallions. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Welsh Book of the Year authors sell as few as 20 copies

Almost half the shortlisted authors for the Welsh Book of the Year awards have sold fewer than 100 copies. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Area man attempts to sell self-published book to 50 bookstores in 50 days, learns lesson along the way.

As reported in The Republic, Columbus, Ohio’s Mason Engel had already tried to get his self-published reboot of Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, into the hands of New York literary agents—like, right into their actual hands. After reaching number one in Amazon’s dystopian fiction category,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-25 15:11:55 UTC ]
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Go viral, score book deal. 'Cat Person' author sells her debut book in the U.K., with U.S. deal in the works

The debut book from Kristen Roupenian, whose New Yorker short story “Cat Person” went viral far beyond the scope of most short fiction when it was published earlier this month, has been sold to British publisher Jonathan Cape, the Guardian reports. Roupenian's short story collection, “You Know... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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These are the 50 best-selling books of all time (on Amazon).

Want to read what everyone else is reading? MarketWatch reports that in honor of World Book Day, Amazon has released a list of their 50 overall bestselling books in the U.S. (at least in the 27 years since their launch in 1994). Of course, not everyone buys their books on Amazon (may we suggest... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-23 16:45:58 UTC ]
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Wilson and Sharratt to end 30-year partnership with final book

Puffin has announced the final book in Jacqueline Wilson’s and Nick Sharratt’s 30-year-partnership, The Runaway Girls. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-29 00:56:46 UTC ]
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I'm the first black author to win book of the year. I'm proud, but not completely happy

Instead of celebrating myself, I’m going to celebrate the books by black authors that came before meI have a funny thing about winning. I find it overwhelming. I don’t know how to cope or act when things are meant to be “good”. What do I do? Should I be happy? What is that? How many ways can I... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-02 07:00:46 UTC ]
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Black Bookstore Selling Out of Books For First Time in 30 Years: Critical Linking, June 14, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

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With help from kids, a 90-year-old Sri Lankan author set a new world record for alternate endings.

If you thought the Choose Your Own Adventure books were magical, one Sri Lankan children’s book author might be up your alley. Sybil Wettasinghe, the 90-year-old author of The Umbrella Thief, a classic children’s book in Sri Lanka, set a new Guinness World Record yesterday with the publication... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-06 19:45:46 UTC ]
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British Book awards balance art and selling power to decide best writer in 30 years

Novelists rub shoulders with presidents, chefs, comedians and thriller megastars on longlist to define the title with the biggest impact on the book worldIt could be almost the setup for a joke, but a former president, a Booker winner and an erotic fiction superstar have walked on to the British... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-02-14 06:01:23 UTC ]
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Interview With Beth O’Leary, Author of WHSmith 2019 Fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations to Beth O'Leary! Her debut novel The Flatshare was recently announced as 2019 Fiction Book of the Year by the British retailer WHSmith—an honor previously bestowed on books such as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Girl on the Train by Paula... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-11-19 11:00:22 UTC ]
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Beacon Nabs New Book by Its Fastest-Selling Author

Beacon Press has announced plans to release a new work by Robin DiAngelo, whose 2018 book 'White Fragility' has become the fastest-selling book in the house's history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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8 books that inspired this year's Oscar-nominated films

If you're a movie buff, your list of films to watch probably increased dramatically Tuesday after the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced in Beverly Hills. But if you prefer spending an evening curled up on your couch with a good book, and not in a theater with an overly expensive... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2018: English author Maine scoops prize

Waterstones has named The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine as its Scottish Book of the Year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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More Books on Merton, 50 Years After his Death

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The English Patient' was voted the best book to win Booker Prize in 50 years

Michael Ondaatje's novel "The English Patient" won the Golden Man Booker Prize, a special award established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the prestigious British literary prize, on Sunday night. "The English Patient" beat out four other books to claim the award, which was voted on by the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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It's high time I retired: 94-year-old acclaimed author launches his final book

It's hard enough getting John Dunmore to stop and sit down; getting him to talk about himself is almost impossible. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-06-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rewarding Top-Selling Titles: 42 Titles on the ‘Nibbies’ Books of the Year Shortlist

The British Book Awards shortlist for the 2018 Books of the Year include top-selling titles and reader favorites across seven categories. Sales, literary merit, and publishing strategy will determine the final winners. The post Rewarding Top-Selling Titles: 42 Titles on the ‘Nibbies’ Books of... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sylvia Plath's bikini shot: it's time to stop sexualising a serious author to sell books | Cathleen Allyn Conway

The UK cover of a new collection of letters is only the latest to show the acclaimed poet as blond, beaming and in a skimpy outfit. But presenting female writers as mere sex symbols diminishes their literary achievementsOn the US cover of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Letters, a volume out this week... Continue reading at The Guardian

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"It's funny, as people ask me that all the time, and I just wish I was more interesting." Min Jin Lee is talking about the similarities between herself and the main character in her 2007 debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires. Published again this month after the success earlier this year of... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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