BookExpo 2018: Ten Years In, a Successful Experiment

Ten years ago Matthew Lore, who had been v-p and executive editor at Da Capo Press, teamed up with his business partner, Peter Burri, to found the Experiment. The press’s mission is to have a list in which “every book is a test of new ideas.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: Ten Years In, a Successful Experiment

Ten years ago Matthew Lore, who had been v-p and executive editor at Da Capo Press, teamed up with his business partner, Peter Burri, to found the Experiment. The press’s mission is to have a list in which “every book is a test of new ideas.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reidy Touts 2018 as S&S's 'Most Successful Year'

In addition to a string of bestsellers, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy cited strong gains in digital audio and backlist sales as keys to the “most successful year in Simon & Schuster's history.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: This Year's Show In Review

After a confusing opening day at the trade show, publishers and booksellers settled into discussing industry issues and getting ready for the fall season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2018: Reed Primes a “Reimagined” BookExpo

This year, the show organizer has instituted a number of changes to increase the interaction between book buyers and authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Five Years with a Predatory Vanity Press Taught Me About Art and Success

Every few months, I receive an email or phone call from someone who claims to work for a literary agency or publishing entity. In the lengthy messages variegated with bold-faced sentences, or voicemails in which the speaker mispronounces my maiden name, I’m promised six-figure book deals with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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With failed experiments and bizarre successes, evolution marches on

The history of life is a tale of constant change, science writer Henry Gee explains. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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New in TikTok trends: A ten-year-old self-help book?

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400 years of the African American experience, told by a ‘choir’ of Black voices

Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain gather activists and scholars to write a group history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Ross reigns for sixth successive year as Paker, Parsons and Abbott make gains

The chart of the top children’s illustrators of 2020 has a familiar feel at the top, however some new faces made inroads further down the ranking. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Did a Revolution in Latin American Publishing Make One Hundred Years of Solitude the Success It Is Today?

When One Hundred Years of Solitude hit the market in 1967, the book industry in Spanish was booming. This situation was unimaginable for most writers and critics just a few years before. “How can literature exist,” writer Mario Vargas Llosa asked, “in countries where there are no publishing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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BookExpo Declares Its Virtual ‘Library Day’ a Success

BookExpo officials told PW there have been more than 20,000 views of BookExpo Online's library programming alone, and that the engagement in the comments section "has been overwhelmingly positive.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Dohle hails 'successful' 2019 for PRH in year end letter to staff

Penguin Random House c.e.o. Markus Dohle has hailed the company's acquisitions and investments and called on the firm to leverage its "unique role in the world as a force for good", in a year end letter to staff.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-12 04:25:11 UTC ]
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Ten year library tour for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will embark on a ten-year tour of libraries across the UK, starting in 2020.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 08:57:35 UTC ]
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Haynes hails third successive year of growth as turnover increases 7%

Car manual publisher Haynes saw turnover of £36.2m in the 12 months to 31st May 2019, a 7% increase on the previous year, alongside an adjusted profit boost of 24% in its third successive year of growth, the company has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-12 01:52:26 UTC ]
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Canongate hails 'rewarding year' in 2018 as turnover increases

Canongate and Severn House have announced consolidated turnover increased 24% to £11.9m in 2018 from £9.6m in 2017, with pre-tax profits of £966,272. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-09 05:38:45 UTC ]
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Dublin-based independent Lilliput Press celebrates 35 years of success

Lilliput Press founder Antony Farrell has launched a commemorative social media campaign to mark 35 years in business, and discusses his plans for the future of the publisher.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-19 07:42:14 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Star Watch Celebrates Five Years

This year marks the fifth anniversary of PW Star Watch, a partnership between 'Publishers Weekly' and Frankfurter Buchmesse. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Experience ‘Blowout’ with Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow, host of the Emmy Award–winning eponymous show on MSNBC, will host at a different venue, today’s breakfast. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Still Sexy After All These Years

If you think sex isn’t part of life for women in their 50s and 60s, think again. Candace Bushnell ('Is There Still Sex in the City?' Grove, Aug.) decided to write about a part of life that she believes isn’t given enough attention. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: LeUyen Pham Reflects on a Whirlwind Year

Author and illustrator LeUyen Pham, who lives in L.A., has a busy few days planned while she’s in town, starting with tonight’s ABC/CBC Children’s Book Art Silent Auction, where she will serve as honorary host. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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