Alex Pheby | 'I like to try things. I like to see how they work and see whether I can do them'

Alex Pheby warns his readers, at the start of Mordew, about the “many unusual things” they are set to find within the forthcoming 600-odd pages. A cloud of bats made from diamonds. Clay figures animated by blood sacrifice. Hordes of feathered monsters, made of fire. Creatures that are born directly from the muck. The sheer exuberance of the list is a delight, and a dizzying introduction to one of the most darkly enjoyable fantasy novels I have read in ages; vast, gothic, Gormenghasty in the best way, and bursting with invention and joyous grotesquery. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-18 01:21:02 UTC ]
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10 things we learn about Ivanka Trump in her new book on working women

She's the daughter of a billionaire family who married into another billionaire family and she's made millions selling merchandise branded with her name. So what could Ivanka Trump teach America's millions of way-less-privileged working women? Trump's latest book, Women Who Work: Rewriting the... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Working Partners brings in Karen Ball to work with publishers

Karen Ball has joined Working Partners as the company's first head of UK sales.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-09 17:48:28 UTC ]
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They worked at Apple, Amazon and Lyft. Now they're working to get you stoned

One person suggested Amazon bookstores should replace public libraries. Readers disagreed. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Can ‘Deep Work’ Really Work for You?

Cal Newport’s recent book champions the virtues of dedicated time for uninterrupted thinking. But can the perpetually overtasked modern worker make “deep work” a reality? Continue reading at [email protected]

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Cat People, Riposte and Works that Work: the niche world of indie magazines

Mainstream mags may be shutting down, but specialist publishing has never been in healthier shape. So which magazines should you be subscribing to?While mainstream magazines are seeing sales fall, and long-standing titles such as Loaded are printing their final issues, the world of niche,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Mendez to judge W&A Working-Class Writers Prize

Author Paul Mendez is to judge this year's Writers & Artists Working-Class Writers’ Prize, which returns this summer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-08 05:21:08 UTC ]
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ALA Working Group Calls for Change in the Library E-book Market

In a paper released this week, the American Library Association’s Joint Digital Content Working Group offered a frank assessment of the state of the library e-book market and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sinéad O’Connor was a star, then a pariah. She says she wouldn’t change a thing.

“Rememberings,” the musician’s memoir, is an attempt to piece together her fragmented history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-02 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Harriet Evans | 'I want to write about things that interest me'

On the sunny spring morning that we speak, Harriet Evans has been going through the page proofs of her 12th novel, The Beloved Girls, with a forensic eye—long before she was a bestselling author, Evans was a highly regarded editor—and it has not met her exacting standards. “I’m actually... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-14 16:27:00 UTC ]
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Forget the bestseller list: These lesser-known works deserve your attention

“Yesterday’s Tomorrows,” by Mike Ashley and “Sphinxes and Obelisks,” by Mark Valentine bring together works of forgotten “genre” fiction. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-12 16:58:38 UTC ]
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‘Let’s Talk About Hard Things’ makes a compelling case that we should

Anna Sale’s book — an offshoot of her podcast — shows readers the value of opening up about death, sex, money and other subjects. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Maggie Shipstead’s ‘Great Circle’ is a soaring work of historical fiction and a perfect summer novel

The arresting tale of a “lady pilot” in the mid-20th century is interwoven with the story of a modern-day Hollywood actress. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-05-03 09:40:22 UTC ]
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Tanya Byrne | 'It gives the reader hope that things will be OK'

Six years after the release of For Holly, and after a period where she swore she would never write again, Tanya Byrne is publishing a new YA novel about love, death and what makes life worth living. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-30 08:35:56 UTC ]
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Former Washington Post editor Martin Baron is working on a book about Trump, Bezos and the future of journalism

“Collision of Power” will be part memoir and part investigation into what’s ahead for the free press. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-28 16:45:36 UTC ]
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Let’s face it, we all have the capacity to be mean. ‘Spite’ explores why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

In a new book, Simon McCarthy-Jones looks, for instance, at why some people voted for Trump Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-04-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Ewan Morrison | 'It was the trigger of the pandemic that made me reframe the whole thing'

Ewan Morrison shares how his pandemic prepping tale, How to Survive Everything (Saraband), taps into his past as well as the zeitgeist. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-25 14:10:51 UTC ]
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Could NFTs Work in Publishing?

There is no clear path yet for nonfungible tokens in the book world, explains Bill Rosenblatt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-16 04:00:00 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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B&N CEO Says Things Are 'Much Better Now'

Addressing the IBPA 's annual conference, Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt said the company was acting on several promises, including making individual stores more autonomous, improving e-commerce, and diversifying management, all of which make it a viable competitor to Amazon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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