Books: Leslie Jamison, Meg Wolitzer, 'Russian Roulette’ and more in books

Hello readers! I’m L.A. Times books editor Carolyn Kellogg — welcome to this week’s newsletter. THE BIG STORY With her last book “The Empathy Exams,” Leslie Jamison proved herself to be one of our most interesting thinkers. Now she turns to a familiar topic in “The Recovering: Intoxication and... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Growing Russian Book Market Looks to Educational and Children’s Books in 2017

With book production down 40 percent in Russia, the country's publishers are looking to favorable book pricing as a source of revenue growth in 2017. The post Growing Russian Book Market Looks to Educational and Children’s Books in 2017 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian Book Market: Paper Shortages and Prices Challenge Recovery

Despite having more than 20 percent of the world's forests, Russia is market with a paper shortage that means higher book prices. The post Russian Book Market: Paper Shortages and Prices Challenge Recovery appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-06-29 15:08:58 UTC ]
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Report: Russian Book Market Down 20 Percent in 2020

Publishers in Russia talk of little hope of a turnaround in 2021, describing a book market that was sliding before the pandemic. The post Report: Russian Book Market Down 20 Percent in 2020 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-04-13 16:54:20 UTC ]
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Russian Market Looks to Children’s Books for 2021 Growth

Some children's book publishers in Russia forecast growth in 2021, but another publisher cautions that 'oversupply' and 'low-quality books' are problematic. The post Russian Market Looks to Children’s Books for 2021 Growth appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-03-04 17:10:20 UTC ]
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Coronavirus Impact: Russian Book Market Struggling Despite Reopenings

Eased restrictions in Russia have yet to result in a return of sales for the publishing industry. Some 40 percent of bookstores remain closed. The post Coronavirus Impact: Russian Book Market Struggling Despite Reopenings appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-20 15:49:57 UTC ]
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Leslie Jamison: ‘I Was So Glad I Was Crying Over Something That Wasn’t a Man’

This week on The Maris Review, Leslie Jamison joins Maris Kreizman to discuss her latest collection, Make It Scream, Make It Burn, now available in paperback from Little, Brown. On how it’s okay to be obsessed with yourself: Leslie Jamison: I love how serious and passionate that my students are... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-09 09:48:36 UTC ]
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Top Russian Titles and Highlights at Moscow’s 2019 Non/Fiction Book Fair

A new location for the Non/Fiction Book Fair in Moscow brings higher book sales, international contacts, and a look at the top Russian books of 2019. The post Top Russian Titles and Highlights at Moscow’s 2019 Non/Fiction Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-12-16 06:30:12 UTC ]
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Animating Tension: A Conversation with Leslie Jamison

LESLIE JAMISON IS NO STRANGER to tough questions. In fact, she’s undyingly attracted to them. Her three previous works — the novel The Gin Closet (2010), the essay collection The Empathy Exams (2014), and the memoir The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath (2018) — all deal explicitly with... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-10-03 12:30:39 UTC ]
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Russian Book Market Players Explore Digital Serialization

The growing popularity of ebooks in Russia is prompting some publishers to look at online serialization as an option for distribution and sales, both as an offer to consumers and to writers of works in progress. The post Russian Book Market Players Explore Digital Serialization appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-20 05:30:42 UTC ]
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Nonfiction Sales Growth in the Russian Book Market Expected to Continue This Year

Credited by some to a growing post-Soviet interest in authoritative information, the Russian book business reportedly sees substantial gains for nonfiction. The post Nonfiction Sales Growth in the Russian Book Market Expected to Continue This Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Interview: Leonid Palko of the Russian Book Union on ‘Distinctive Market Trends’

Talking with the Russian Book Union's Leonid Palko, we learn that the three-point shape of the national book market appears to be shifting, and publishers are looking to adapt. The post Interview: Leonid Palko of the Russian Book Union on ‘Distinctive Market Trends’ appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian Book Publishers Say Paper Costs, High Inventories, Are Limiting Production

In Russia's book market, high bookstore inventory levels and rising paper prices are prompting publishers to consider cutting back on book production in 2019. The post Russian Book Publishers Say Paper Costs, High Inventories, Are Limiting Production appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian Market Book Sales Channels: Proponents of Both Online Retail and Off

Something of a debate is underway in the Russian market, where some see online retail as a key to future sales growth, while major chains are also showing good numbers in physical stores. Editor’s note: Following our pre-Frankfurt interview with Eksmo CEO Evgney Kapyev, reports from Moscow are... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reports Indicate the World Cup Boosted Book Sales for Traditional Russian Titles

For all the excitement, tourism, and politically tinged analysis that FIFA's 21st World Cup brought to Moscow, the books market seems to have come out cheering, too, with international visitors said to be asking for Russian reads. The post Reports Indicate the World Cup Boosted Book Sales for... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trump is a 'Russian asset', claims new Transworld book

Transworld is publishing a book suggesting Donald Trump was "successfully targeted" by Russian operatives affiliated with the Russian Mafia over a number of decades in order to implant a Russian asset in the White House. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin claims two spots on Pushkin House Russian Book Prize shortlist

Penguin has scored two books on the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize shortlist, one about Stalin’s metereologist and another about an eight-year journey across “forgotten Russia”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: 'Russian Roulette' Is #1

David Corn and Michael Isikoff's book on the Russian impact on the 2016 election, 'Russian Roulette,' beat Kristin Hannah's 'The Great Alone' to the #1 slot on the Apple iBooks store's bestseller list this week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nick Clegg to chair Russian Book Prize judging panel

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will chair the judging panel for the 2018 Russian Book Prize run by Pushkin House. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Moscow, Ministry Looks To Raise International Visibility for Russian Books

Education and science minister Olga Vasilieva says the collapse of the Soviet Union ended the work of international promotion agencies for Russian books. The post In Moscow, Ministry Looks To Raise International Visibility for Russian Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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