Best books of 2017: indie publishers on their favourite books of the year

India’s answer to Lear, a teen tale set amid the London riots and the first great book on grime. Experts pick 2017’s smartest, oddest and most overlooked readsCo-director, Tramp Press Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #favourite books #indie publishers #great book

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Best books of 2017: indie publishers on their favourite books of the year'


Best books of 2017: the hits and misses of the publishers’ year

The Man Booker winner, the diary of a junior doctor and the secret lives of cows ... Which books made their publishers proud – and which ones made them envious? Editor-in-chief, Bloomsbury Continue reading... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #secret lives #junior doctor #books made


Books: An indie publisher with a vision, Halloween in August and more book news

Welcome readers! I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY It’s not easy starting a publishing house; it’s even harder if you try to do it outside typical distribution channels, including Amazon. But that’s what J.C. Gabel has done with his L.A.-based... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #including amazon #publishing house #big story #book news #indie publisher


London Book Fair 2017: Cory Doctorow Unveils His Latest Publishing Experiment—Fair Trade E-Books

For his forthcoming book, Walkaway, out in April, the bestselling author has devised a novel approach to selling the digital edition. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #digital edition #bestselling author #forthcoming book


Short Books + Fast Books (and Diet) = Indie Publishing Success

With The Fast Diet, UK publisher Short Books has the biggest hit in its history. Co-founder Rebecca Nicolson reflects on why, and the role of independent publishers today. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #biggest hit #fast diet


Strong year for Children's publishing as W H Smith unveils Books of the Year

W H Smith has unveiled its Books of the Year, with the retailer recognising two children's books for the first time.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 15:22:56 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #children's publishing #w h smith #strong year


Publishing for the future: how children’s books have changed in 20 years

Looking back and charting changes in a business as multi-faceted and all-encompassing as children’s books is a tricky business. Given that the peak titles from the past last a very long time while most titles fade away fairly fast and the least successful disappear surprisingly completely it is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-29 19:37:34 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #long time #tricky business


Harry Potter named favourite Blue Peter Book Award winner of last 20 years

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Bloomsbury) has been voted viewers’ favourite Blue Peter Book Award winner of the last 20 years, while Amanda Li’s Rise Up (Buster) and Vashti Hardy’s Wildspark (Scholastic) have also won prizes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 02:44:21 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book award #harry potter


The NYPL was founded 125 years ago. Here are their 125 favorite books published since then.

The New York Public Library is marking its 125th birthday this year—in part with this list of their favorite books written for adults from the past 125 years, which they hope will “inspire a lifelong love of reading.” The list is full of classics, of course, but it’s also got a few refreshing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-14 14:59:09 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #books published #books written #lifelong love


Read Harder: Read A Horror Book Published By An Indie Press

You will scare yourself silly with these chilling horror books published by an indie press. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-10 11:33:18 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book published #books published #indie press #read harder


‘Do black people read?’ What my years in publishing have taught me about diversity in books | Natalie Jerome

Malorie Blackman laments the lack of BAME children’s characters. I know – it’s a real battle to get writers of colour publishedMy daughter, like me, is of mixed heritage. She has wildly curly hair, as have I. When she was born four years ago I was given five copies of the same kids’ picture book... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-17 07:00:41 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #picture book #bookshop #bame children


Book Expo 2019: State of Indie Publishing 'Great, but Sucks'

As Book Expo kicked off Wednesday, Independent Book Publishers Association CEO Angela Bole pointed out during a session on the state of indie publishing that while it presents many opportunities for entrepreneurs, there remain many obstacles to success. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #indie publishing


The Book People and Save the Children to publish 7-year-old Tom Burlison

Tom Burlison from Epsom, who is seven years old, has won this year’s Bedtime Story Competition, ran by Save the Children and The Book People. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-28 01:00:26 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book people


Hodder & Stoughton Marks 150 Years in Book Publishing

At 150 and now owned by Hachette, the UK's Hodder & Stoughton has a huge list of hits to its name and was ahead of the Penguin paperback revolution with pocket-size hardcovers in the 1920s. The post Hodder & Stoughton Marks 150 Years in Book Publishing appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hodder stoughton #book publishing


U.K. Reports 2017 As Record Year for Publishing

The U.K. publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017, with income up 5% to £5.7 billion, according to figures released by the Publishers Association in its annual Yearbook. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishers association #figures released #record year #publishing industry


Church Publishing Looks Back on 100 Years of Books

Celebrating 100 years in the book business, Church Publishing Incorporated is honoring its Episcopal roots while also adapting to a broad and changing audience. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #changing audience #book business #church publishing


US Publishers’ StatShot 2017 Report: Fifth Year of Double-Digit Audiobooks Growth

The Association of American Pubslishers StatShot program cites 29.7-percent growth over 2016 in downloaded audiobook revenue, despite overall flat performance in publisher revenue in 2017. The post US Publishers’ StatShot 2017 Report: Fifth Year of Double-Digit Audiobooks Growth appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


‘Best Children’s Publishers of the Year’ Named at Bologna Book Fair

Named in six parts of the world, Bologna's six annual cohort of 'Best Children's Publishers of the Year' is named on the first evening of the book fair. The post ‘Best Children’s Publishers of the Year’ Named at Bologna Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book fair


Frankfurt Book Fair 2017: Catalonia Independence Vote Rattles Publishing

Publishers and agents in Barcelona share their views on the future of the city as the home of global Spanish-language publishing in the wake of Catalonia's vote to become independent of Spain. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Academic Publishing in China 2017: The Academic Book Market in China

When Shanghai Jiaotong University hosted a fourth forum of China’s academic publishers last month, however, the consensus among the speakers was that the sector’s “Going Out” strategy is now entering its 2.0 era. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #academic publishers #academic publishing