Carpenter wins Big Idea contest with primary school story

Jack Martin, a 23-year-old carpenter from Devon, has won this year’s Big Idea Competition with an idea based on a story he wrote in primary school. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Schools reading contest: ebooks win

Nearly half the titles read by children in a national reading competition were consumed online, according to the charity Booktrust. Continue reading at BBC News

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Is the Next Big Idea Club the Next Big Thing?

Although serial entrepreneur Rufus Griscom has a background in books, he had no intention of getting into the book business when he launched a new venture, Heleo, in 2015. With the Next Big Idea Club, that's changed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British writers can’t win the big US prizes, so why can Americans win the Booker? | Tibor Fischer

Opening the prize to global competition has been good for its profile, good for US writers - and a problem for novelists here and from the CommonwealthTonight the five judges of the Man Booker prize will announce this year’s winner. It was also the votes of five judges that chose the winners at... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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NLT and PRH form alliance to address lack of primary school library investment

The National Literacy Trust (NLT) is partnering with Penguin Random House (PRH) to form a national alliance addressing "the chronic lack" of investment in primary school libraries in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-02 10:42:55 UTC ]
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Third time lucky as Caldwell wins BBC National Short Story Award

Lucy Caldwell has won the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University, a prize she has been nominated for three times.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-20 02:07:31 UTC ]
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Inkitt wins $59m in funding and big-name backing

Inkitt, a data-driven publishing house, has scooped $59m (£42m) in funding from investors including the owner of Macmillan, Stefan von Holtzbrinck, and former c.e.o. of Penguin Michael Lynton, to accelerate the company's continued global expansion, with sights set on San Francisco for a new... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-06 12:10:03 UTC ]
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Baschir wins White Review Short Story Prize

R Z Baschir has won this year’s £2,500 White Review Short Story Prize, for her modern fable "The Chicken". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Primary schools to receive Knights Of Black British anthology

Every primary school in England is to receive a free copy of Happy Here (Knights Of), a new anthology by 20 Black British writers and illustrators, as part of an initiative to improve teaching practices and improve representation in children's literature and publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-08 17:52:35 UTC ]
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Why O. Henry is so much more than those short stories you had to read in school

A new collection, ‘O. Henry: 100 Stories,’ demonstrates the allure of this masterful story writer Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Choi wins £30k Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

American author Susan Choi has won the 2021 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award with her "luminous" story "Flashlight". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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D'Almeida wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize with 'captivating' tale

Kanya D’Almeida has been declared the overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, for a "captivating" tale set in a Sri Lankan "sanctuary for the forsaken". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘The big guys are winning’: Digital media budgets prioritize Walmart, Amazon despite a glut of retail media inventory

Despite ample inventory available on other retail media platforms, brands still mostly turn to Walmart and Amazon. The post ‘The big guys are winning’: Digital media budgets prioritize Walmart, Amazon despite a glut of retail media inventory appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Hogan wins Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize

Edward Hogan has won the 2020/21 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize for his submission "Single Sit".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Netflix wins big at Golden Globes as ‘Queen’s Gambit’ keeps fueling chess sales: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Netflix wins big at Globes Streaming platforms dominated the winners at last... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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In ‘The Committed,’ Viet Thanh Nguyen continues his Pulitzer Prize-winning story

The follow-up to “The Sympathizer” finds a former Vietnamese spy working as a drug dealer in Paris. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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When Can I Go Back to School? Self-published lockdown story lands major publisher

‘Gentle, honest’ book, written by Anna Friend in response to her seven-year-old son’s worries, wins five-figure deal with ScholasticA self-published children’s picture book that was written to help the author’s son deal with being kept home from school during lockdown has been snapped up by a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-02-20 07:00:25 UTC ]
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Yellow Kite wins eight-way auction for Aldo Kane's story

Yellow Kite has acquired Aldo Kane's "inspirational" memoir Lessons From the Edge, following an eight-way auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Macmillan Learning Announces Winners of First Annual “Black History, Black Stories” Contest

The contest was created by Macmillan Learning "to elevate Black voices in education and in recognition of the fight for social justice inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Sarah Hall wins BBC National Short Story Award for second time

Sarah Hall has become the first author to win the BBC National Short Story Award twice in its 15-year history.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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