Author of 'My Monticello' on Writing a Debut Book With Buzz

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, at 50, is not the average age of a debut author. But the public school teacher describes herself as a “literary debutante” with the October publication of “My Monticello.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-09-28 13:06:03 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: Debut From Joshua Ferris’s Wife Draws Buzz, Along With Co-Authored Iraq War Novel

Two more books drawing buzz at the fair include a debut novel by Joshua Ferris's wife, and a co-authored book about friendship and the Iraq war. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex writes debut children's book for PRH

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has written a children's book for Penguin Random House called The Bench, about the “special bond between father and son as seen through a mother’s eyes”.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-04 02:52:11 UTC ]
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Corvus strikes two-book deal with debut author Katy Cox

Atlantic's Corvus imprint has acquired two novels from debut author Katy Cox, including M is for Mummy, a "warm and witty" story about parenting an autistic child.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Welbeck signs three-book deal with debut author Ben Creed

Welbeck Publishing Group has signed a three-book deal with debut historical writer Ben Creed.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-17 20:25:57 UTC ]
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Serpent's Tail signs two-book deal with debut author Alice Ash

Serpent’s Tail has acquired an "irresistibly surreal" debut short story collection by Alice Ash. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-26 21:39:09 UTC ]
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Avon signs debut author Hannah Sunderland in two-book deal

HarperCollins has snapped up two women’s fiction books by debut author Hannah Sunderland. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-18 02:55:49 UTC ]
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Debut author triumphs with Children’s Books Ireland awards hat-trick

Debut author Kelly McCaughrain has won a trio of prizes at the Children’s Books Ireland awards—a first in the 29 year history of the prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-22 12:44:25 UTC ]
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Authors told to write under pseudonyms to fuel debut obsession, claims Harris

Authors are being told to write under pseudonyms to present themselves as debut writers and feed the publishing industry’s “obsession” with new, marketable voices, Joanne Harris has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Feminist Fairy Tales’: Authors Talk About Writing ‘Other Kinds of Books’

An interest in ‘how women reframe stories in a feminist framework’ and more was part of the discussion in a Market Focus Indonesia panel at the London Book Fair earlier this month. Editor’s Note: As we look today at comments from women authors, particularly in the Indonesian market, we’d like to... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Debut authors dominate Wellcome Book Prize longlist

The longlist has been revealed for the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize, with six debuts in line for the contest’s 10th anniversary award as memoirs dominate the non-fiction titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fight Club author left with 'no reserves to write the next book' after fraud

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk has said he may be forced to sell his house in order to stay afloat after an accountant at his literary agency was arrested for embezzling $3.4m (£2.5m) from the company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Debut author flyposts PRH offices to advertise own book

A debut author flyposted Penguin Random House's offices in London's Vauxhall as part of a guerrilla marketing stunt to promote his new book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is co-writing a book with 'The Game' author Neil Strauss

Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist, radio show host and publisher of the extremist right-wing website InfoWars, is co-writing a book with "The Game" author Neil Strauss, CNN reports. The network obtained a proposal sent to major publishers for a book to be titled “The Secret History of the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cat Person author's debut book sparks flurry of international publishing deals

Following her viral short story hit, Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This has been sold to Cape in the UK, with the US auction said to be topping $1mKristen Roupenian, whose short story about a relationship turned sour, Cat Person, set the internet on fire last week, has sold her debut... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Matthew Weiner of 'Mad Men' fame writes a novel; an edgy local debut; bestsellers and more

Hello! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, books editor of the L.A. Times. Let’s get to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY Matthew Weiner concluded “Mad Men,” the show he created, with a shelf of Emmys and the ability to do anything he wanted. It’s not as easy as it sounds, he told Meredith Blake, explaining... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Foundation Names Its ‘Five under 35’ Debut Fiction Authors

An all-female group of authors has been selected for the US' National Book Foundation's 'Five Under 35' program, honoring fiction debuts. The post National Book Foundation Names Its ‘Five under 35’ Debut Fiction Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Mitch Johnson on writing his debut children's book

Author and bookseller Mitch Johnson talks about writing his debut children's, Kick. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Game Change’ Authors Writing Book About ‘Trump the Man’ and His Campaign

Mark Halperin, left, and John Heilemann on a panel about their series on Showtime, “The Circus,” in January 2016. Continue reading at The New York Times

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