Booknet Canada and Rakuten Kobo Award 2018 Ebook Coding Prize

Getting 'aesthetically pleasing and accessible content' out of what the judges gave her as a mashup of sci-fi and Lewis Carroll, Katy Mastrocola beats the competition.  The post Booknet Canada and Rakuten Kobo Award 2018 Ebook Coding Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rakuten Kobo’s 2018 Bestselling Ebooks and Reading Trends

They're reading an average 73 hours per year, says Canada's big ebook and audiobook service, and Rakuten Kobo sees a lot of US politics on its most-read lists in 2018. The post Rakuten Kobo’s 2018 Bestselling Ebooks and Reading Trends appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada’s Rakuten Kobo Arrives in America at Walmart: Ebooks and Audiobooks

Touting 6 million ebooks and a $9.99 audiobook subscription, the new Walmart partnership with Rakuten Kobo gives the Canadian retailer what it hasn't had in the US market: brand recognition. The post Canada’s Rakuten Kobo Arrives in America at Walmart: Ebooks and Audiobooks appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Awards 2018 Longlists: Young People’s Literature and the New Translation Prize

Ten books have been named by the National Book Awards to its 2018 longlist in young people's literature, as the National Book Foundation begins several days of longlist announcements. The post National Book Awards 2018 Longlists: Young People’s Literature and the New Translation Prize appeared... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada’s $75,000 Cundill Prize 2018 Jurors: Five Historians in Search of Contemporary Insights

Among the most deeply credentialed juries in the literary award year, the Cundill History Prize's panel for 2018 goes to work at a time when history's lessons are badly needed. Chair Mark Gilbert quotes LP Hartley: 'The past is another country: they do things differently there.' The post... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2018

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2018 for her "refusal to be deterred or detained by the categories of others".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookNet Canada: Digital Revenue Up in 2016, Ebook Sales Down

Toronto-based Kobo and Seattle's Amazon are neck-and-neck in Canadian publishers' use of ebook retailers, BookNet Canada finds, in a new 2016 survey. The post BookNet Canada: Digital Revenue Up in 2016, Ebook Sales Down appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: BookExpo’s Audio ‘Tea,’ Canada’s BookNet-Kobo Contest, and the UK’s ‘Media Medic’

In the USA, BookExpo includes audiobook events. In Canada, ebook design is stressed in a competition. And in the UK, a bookseller features a self-published novel. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Audiobook ‘Tea’: Alda, Patterson, Meyer, Older eedPOP, which is producing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kobo and Bol.com Open ‘Kobo Plus’ €9.99 Ebook Subscription

Entering a sector with a checkered track record, Canada's Kobo and The Netherlands' bol.com are talking sustainability in an ebook subscription model. The post Kobo and Bol.com Open ‘Kobo Plus’ €9.99 Ebook Subscription appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kobo and Bol.com Launch ‘Kobo Plus’ Ebook Subscription

Entering a sector with a checkered track record, Canada's Kobo and The Netherlands' bol.com start an ebook subscription model for 9.99 euros a month. The post Kobo and Bol.com Launch ‘Kobo Plus’ Ebook Subscription appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The L.A. Times announces its 2019 Book Prize finalists and a new award for science fiction.

It’s an exciting year for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes! This will be its 40th year of celebrating the literary community. The Times announced their 2019 Book Prize finalists today; the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 17th. Additionally, bestselling crime... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-19 17:41:26 UTC ]
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New Literary Prize Will Award $150,000 to a Female Novelist

The Carol Shields Prize is an effort to raise the visibility of women writers, in part with a sum that far exceeds many other book awards. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-07 10:00:17 UTC ]
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John le Carré awarded $100,000 Olof Palme Prize

John le Carré has been awarded the $100,000 Olof Palme Prize, an honour awarded to outstanding achievement in the spirit of assassinated Swedish politician Olof Palme.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-09 18:12:09 UTC ]
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BookNet: Canada’s Book Club Memberhips Have Doubled This Year

In its new report on Canadians and book clubs, BookNet reports that celebrity and the search for 'the new Oprah' is not as strong as many might expect. The post BookNet: Canada’s Book Club Memberhips Have Doubled This Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-25 06:00:25 UTC ]
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CrimeFest launches new prizes for 2020 awards

CrimeFest has launched two new prizes for debut crime novel and best TV crime drama for the 2020 awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-20 12:25:24 UTC ]
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Ian Williams wins Canada’s prestigious Giller Prize for his debut novel.

Ian Williams, winner of this year’s $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction, began his acceptance speech Monday night with an emotional tribute. “Margaret Atwood over there is the first book I bought with my own money at a bookstore in Brampton,” he told the audience.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-19 20:30:03 UTC ]
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Entries open for the British Book Award for Export as prize returns for second year

The British Book Award for Export is open for entries as it returns for a second year, recognising publishers that excel in export sales.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-14 02:02:29 UTC ]
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Ellman and Barr make Saltire Literary Awards shortlist as new prizes introduced

Booker nominated Lucy Ellman and journalist Damian Barr have made the shortlist for the 2019 Saltire Literary Awards, which this year will feature two brand new prizes.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-25 15:48:05 UTC ]
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Benefits of The Booker Prize and Other Literary Awards for Writers (Besides the Money)

It's the height of literary award season and WD senior editor Amy Jones considers what prizes like The Booker Prize have to offer readers and writers. The post Benefits of The Booker Prize and Other Literary Awards for Writers (Besides the Money) by Amy Jones appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-10-14 19:33:33 UTC ]
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Tokarczuk, Handke Win 2018, 2019 Nobel Prizes

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, and Austrian author Peter Handke has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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