ACFW 2018 Sharpens Focus on Author Training and Support

Attendance at the 2018 American Christian Fiction Writers conference was up from last year, with the emphasis remaining on encouragement for both aspiring and established authors. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018

With its Authors' Awards not only for younger writers but also one for a first-time novelist older than 40, the Society of Authors releases shortlists for more than £98,000 in literary awards. The post The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bourne unites authors in bookshop support campaign

Author Holly Bourne has launched a campaign to support bookshops during lockdown, involving more than 300 writers so far.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-05 06:38:02 UTC ]
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Publishers and authors show support for Tsitsi Dangarembga

A growing number of publishers and prominent authors have added their voices of support for Booker Prize-shortlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was arrested in Harare in July.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 09:46:55 UTC ]
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‘That’s A Cult’: Bestselling Author Hits Trump-Supporting Coronavirus Deniers

Don Winslow calls out Trump for his botched coronavirus response, and his supporters for living in denial. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-09-16 09:43:06 UTC ]
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Ignore, focus or avoid? How authors are tackling COVID-19

Many of us enjoy getting lost in historical novels, often set in periods of history when great change was taking place. Contemporary fiction is usually less rooted in a specific time – often focusing on the miniate of human existence or the fallout from smaller, personal events. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-28 18:42:52 UTC ]
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Pan Mac virtual author tour to support bookshops

Pan Mac authors will embark on a 10-day virtual tour of high street bookshops this month with writers including Kate Mosse, Ann Cleeves and Prue Leith focusing on stores that mean something to them personally. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-17 12:59:10 UTC ]
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SHARJAH FOCUS: Which authors are coming to London Book Fair?

Khulood Al Mu’alla Khulood Al Mu’alla was chosen this year as an honorary member of the Costa Rica Poetry Foundation and advisor to the International Poetry Festival of Costa Rica. She was honoured along with three poets as part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Poets of... Continue reading at British Council global

[ British Council global | 2020-01-27 10:55:59 UTC ]
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Ebury to sharpen non-fiction focus as Gillian Green departs

Ebury fiction publishing director Gillian Green is departing after 12 years, as the dedicated fiction list on Ebury Press is wound down. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-06 00:12:10 UTC ]
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Authors Guild, AAR File Brief Supporting Publishers in Audible ‘Captions’ Case

The groups argue Audible should be required to "license the rights it seeks to exploit for its profit—just as others must—as required by copyright law and fundamental fairness.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Nearly half of all book reviews in Australia in 2018 were of works by female authors

Stella Count researchers say gender parity reached by most publicationsResearchers have praised most Australian publications for reaching gender parity in their book review sections last year.Of published book reviews in Australia in 2018 49% were for books written by women, according to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-18 18:00:08 UTC ]
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US Publishers Association and Authors Guild Renew Support for CASE Act

The US Senate Committee on the Judiciary has a markup session scheduled for the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act on Thursday (July 18). The post US Publishers Association and Authors Guild Renew Support for CASE Act appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-16 02:09:29 UTC ]
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SoA urges Johnson and Hunt to support authors

The Society of Authors is urging prime ministerial hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to support authors and the wider creative industries.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-26 23:32:54 UTC ]
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Waterstones says it can't pay living wage, as 1,300 authors support staff appeal

Managing director says book chain ‘simply not profitable enough’, as Sally Rooney, Val McDermid and other authors write to protestMore than 1,300 writers including Kerry Hudson, David Nicholls, Sally Rooney, Michael Rosen and Val McDermid have backed a campaign for Waterstones booksellers to be... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Bestselling 2018 Authors and Illustrators Feted at London’s ‘Nielsen Honors’

The UK's 2018 bestselling fiction, nonfiction and children's titles for 2018 are honored by Nielsen in its annual ceremony in London. The post The UK’s Bestselling 2018 Authors and Illustrators Feted at London’s ‘Nielsen Honors’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW's Top Authors Pick Their Favorite Books of 2018

We asked the authors of our top 10 books of 2018 to share their favorite titles published this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Croatia’s Pula Book Fair 2018: Focusing on Freedom

Just short of its 25th anniversary, Pula’s book fair in Croatia will draw some 50,000 people and 200 publishers to its program of debate and open discussion. By Olivia Snaije | @OliviaSnaije ‘We Wanted a Place for Freedom’ n a brilliantly sunny morning on the Istrian peninsula in Croatia, the... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-07 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

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MPIBA 2018: Authors and Their Politics Energize Bookseller 'Family Reunion'

The Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's trade show in Denver was a lively gathering of a close-knit community of booksellers, made more energetic by featured authors injecting politics into their presentations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie Focus: Sly surprises in 'Support The Girls,' 'Searching' and 'The Bookshop'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. Lately there has been lots of talk of a revival of rom-coms and coming-of-age movies, inspired in part by the likes of Susan Johnson’s “To All the Boys I Loved Before” on Netflix. But a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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