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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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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Slimming cookbook becomes fastest selling non-fiction book since records began

Pinch of Nom by Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone sold 210,000 copies in three days, toppling Jamie Oliver and Peter KayFrom cheesecake-stuffed strawberries to diet cola chicken, a collection of slimming recipes which started life as a food blog has toppled political tomes and celebrity memoirs... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bob Woodward's 'Fear' is the fastest-selling book in Simon & Schuster's history

Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House" has sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first week of release, making it the fastest-selling book in the history of its publisher, Simon & Schuster. The publisher has ordered a 10th printing of the book, which as of Wednesday morning was... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-20 00:00:00 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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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

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is fastest-selling UK book this decade

The script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child becomes the fastest-selling book in the UK this decade. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2016-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Festivals: Paying Authors, Selling Books, Building Readership

Many Canadian literary festivals match or exceed the Canada Council rate of CAD$250 for an author appearance. Fests are flourishing, coast to coast. The post Canadian Festivals: Paying Authors, Selling Books, Building Readership appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The 65-Storey Treehouse fastest selling book in a decade

Too many children's books are boring and do not treat their audience with respect, according to best-selling author Andy Griffiths. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

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Zoe Sugg's Girl Online is fastest selling book of the year

YouTube star Zoella’s first book sells 78,000 copies in its first week, the highest first week’s sales of a new author ever! Girl Online, the first novel by Zoe Sugg AKA “Zoella” has pushed Jeff Kinney’s newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul off the top of the chart as the fastest selling... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best-Selling Author Warns ‘You Might Not Want to Buy’ His Book

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Casual Vacancy 'fastest-selling book' in UK in three years

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Big Books the U.S. Agencies Are Selling at the Fair: Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

Prepare for the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair with our roundup of big projects that'll be making the rounds, among them books by Leslie Jamison, Richard Price, Amy Poehler, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book the Writer service brings authors to book clubs – for a fee

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Children's Book Authors Feted at Shanghai Children's Book Fair

On the last day of the inaugural China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), held from November 7-9, the winners of the Golden Pinwheel Awards were announced. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Kathleen Duey, a Mentoring Children’s Book Author, Dies at 69

A prolific writer, she published more than 75 books, including a Best Seller and a National Book Award finalist, all while encouraging aspiring authors. Continue reading at The New York Times

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How to promote books by black authors

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Author loses spot in Top 10 after buying 400 copies of his own book

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Author Mark Dawson has attracted criticism after bulk buying his own book gave him a high chart position. But that isn’t breaking any rulesFor any author, being able to describe yourself as a bona fide bestseller is key to conferring your career with a certain gravitas – and will often bring you... Continue reading at The Guardian

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