Andrew McCarthy will make his fiction debut with a young adult novel

Good news for '80s kids who preferred Blane McDonough to Duckie Dale: "Pretty in Pink" star Andrew McCarthy, who went from Brat Pack actor to travel writer and television director, is coming out with his first novel. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rothschild's debut makes Baileys Prize shortlist

Writer and film-maker Hannah Rothschild is the only British author to have made the 2016 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, released tonight (11th April). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Graham Norton pens 'darkly funny' fiction debut

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Graham Norton's "darkly funny" fiction debut. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sky News editor pens non-fiction debut on British identity

Jonathan Cape is publishing BRIT(ish): Getting Under the Skin of Britain’s Race Problem by Afua Hirsch, social affairs editor for Sky News. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BISG Implements New Subject Headings for Young Adult Books

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) implemented new BISAC subject headings for young adult titles, providing new opportunities for sales, awards tracking, and understanding the audience for these titles. The post BISG Implements New Subject Headings for Young Adult Books appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Playboy Will Make Its NewFronts Debut in May Along With 5 Other Publishers

A 60-year-old publication will be one of the new kids on the NewFronts block in 2016. Playboy will be among the 37 presenters during the fifth Digital Content NewFronts, where publishers make their case for a slice of the $3 billion digital-video advertising pie. Joining Playboy as first-time... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2015-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sarah Waters, Ross Raisin, Adam Foulds, Andrew Cowan, Helen Simpson share writing tips, favourite books by young writers

Past winners of the The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writers of the Year Award share their writing tips and their favourite books written by writers aged 35 and under. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Colbert Chaplain James Martin Debuts in Fiction

Jesuit priest Martin, well known for his role on the Colbert Report and from his media work during the pope's recent visit, discusses his first novel 'The Abbey.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out with Andrew Richard Albanese: How To Make the Orphan Works Problem Worse

The U.S. Copyright Office is soliciting public comments on a massive 234-page report and legislative proposal dealing with one of copyright’s central problems—orphan works. But with a week left in the comment period, librarians and archivists—groups that once supported orphan works... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Adult Fiction Print Units Bouncing Back in 2015

Since ebook sales exploded in 2009–2010, the adult fiction category has seen the steepest drop in print units of all the major book segments as readers migrated to digital formats, particularly in such fiction genres as romance, mystery, and science fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Robots that write fiction? You couldn’t make it up

Computer-generated fiction might seem a tipping point for artificial intelligence, but it could help us to understand the world we live inIn 1983, William Chamberlain and Thomas Etter released a book called The Policeman’s Beard Is Half Constructed, described as the “early fiction” of a computer... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ursula Le Guin Debuts Online Fiction Workshop

The National Book Award lifetime achievement winner, who said she no longer has "the stamina" for classroom teaching, wants to guide aspiring writers via her Book View Cafe blog. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury buys ‘Pug’ young fiction series

Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired a three-book young fiction series about a pug dog from debut author Laura James. Ellen Holgate, editorial director at Bloomsbury Children’s Books, acquired world rights from Gill McLay at the Bath Literary Agency. The first book, Captain Pug, is about... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quiz and win with the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Last month the finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults were announced. Now we want to test little bookworms on what they know about New Zealand books for kids and their authors. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2015-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Challenges, Triumph, and Big Debuts at the Adult Buzz Panel

This year, editors presented an even split of noteworthy, forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Love Is In the Air at Young Adult Editors' Buzz Panel

The books featured at the Young Adult Editors' Buzz Panel had love as a common theme: first love, forbidden love, love from beyond the grave, and, not to be outdone, deadly love. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week 2015 will center on young adult titles

'These are the books that speak most immediately to young people, dealing with many of the difficult issues that arise in their own lives, or in the lives of their friends,' Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week national committee, said of challenged YA books. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s and Young Adult Drive Book Sales for 2014

The AAP reports book sales for 2014 rose 4.9% to $15.72 billion compared to 2013, driven by children’s and YA books, up 20.8% to $1.9 billion for the year. The post Children’s and Young Adult Drive Book Sales for 2014 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should the Young Adult Book Category Be Rebranded?

The book term 'young adult' is generally disliked by both teen readers and adult fans. But is there a better alternative? The post Should the Young Adult Book Category Be Rebranded? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mills & Boon signs women's fiction debut

Harlequin UK's Mills & Boon imprint has signed two novels by debut author Eva Woods. Commissioning editor Anna Baggaley signed UK and Commonwealth rights from Diana Beaumont at Rupert Heath Literary Agency. The first book in the deal, The Thirty List, follows a newly-divorced woman setting... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Award 2014 nominees for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature are announced

Works that were nominated include 'The Innovators' by Walter Isaacson and 'Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?' by Roz Chast for the nonfiction prize as well as 'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr and 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel for the fiction award. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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