Chapter and verse: Faber founder’s grandson looks at 90 years of publishing

The only one of six siblings to work at the family firm, Toby Faber stresses that long-term commitment, but not nepotism, lies at the heart of indie list Faber & Faber’s successful history.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Faber to celebrate 90 years with special publishing

Faber is launching a special publishing programme to mark its 90th anniversary in 2019 as a "publisher of distinctive literature", featuring short stories, poetry and new branding. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber CEO speaks out after winning indie trade publisher of the year

Head of venerable press says his sector has important role in the defence of free speech and champions the revival of literary fiction and traditional booksFaber & Faber’s chief executive has called for publishers to oppose crackdowns on free speech and the rise of so-called fake news.... Continue reading at The Guardian

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JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings author's version of epic Anglo-Saxon poem fleshes out heroes' past, says son who edited manuscriptHwæt! Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings author's version of the epic story is to be published for the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Faber & Faber: by Toby Faber review – the untold story of a publishing giant

They turned down Ulysses and Animal Farm, but still shaped 20th‑century literatureAll publishing houses have archives, but for anyone interested in 20th-century literature the archive of Faber & Faber is a fabled treasure house. This is the firm that was, as Toby Faber puts it, “midwife at... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Publishers Association hails ‘biggest year ever for UK publishing’ in latest report

The PA’s annual yearbook has found across-the-board growth for the book trade, with total invoiced sales up 3.5% on its last report—but Brexit and Covid-19 could endanger the recent gains Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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Publisher Matthew Evans, former Faber and Faber boss, dies aged 74

Evans was one of the literary scene’s leading figures for decades, working with writers including Ted Hughes and Hanif Kureishi Matthew Evans, one of the most important figures in British publishing and the man who led Faber and Faber for several decades, has died aged 74.Evans, or Baron Evans... Continue reading at The Guardian

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IPA’s Africa Publishing Innovation Fund Pivots to Accessibility in Fourth Year

In its fourth and final year, IPA’s Africa Publishing Innovation Fund will support publishers in accessibility. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Opening the Literary World to Everyone’ ur readers will recall that at mid-June, we had the announcement of the Africa... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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8 Year Old Published Book About How A Turtle Got Its Shell

In San Diego, an 8-year-old published a book about a courageous turtle and plans to donate the proceeds for art and music supplies. Continue reading at Book Riot

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White House Historical Association Marks 60 Years of Publishing

This year, 'The White House: An Historic Guide,' coedited by first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, celebrates its 60th year in print and, with it, the WHHA’s 60th year in publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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After publisher pulls book by white professor on 'trap feminism,' founder speaks out

A Christian publishing house pulled a book after an online backlash questioned why a white academic was discussing Black feminism. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Bologna 2022: Publisher of the Year Winners

The Bologna Children's Book Fair announced the winners of its 10th annual BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children's Publishers of the Year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Elliot Page’s memoir, Pageboy, will be published next year.

Now here’s a celebrity memoir to get excited about. Elliot Page, the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated star of Juno, Inception, and The Umbrella Academy, is currently working on his first memoir, which is due to be published by Flatiron in 2023. According to the publisher’s announcement, the memoir... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Lagardère Publishing Has Record Year

Total revenue rose 9.4% at Hachette Book Group parent Lagardère Publishing in 2021, and profits jumped 42.7% over 2020. HBG sales rose 3.7%, excluding the impact of its Workman Publishing acquisition. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Faber signs fantasy 'middle-grade debut of the year' from FAB winner McCurdy

Faber has acquired The Umbra Tales, a "magical, bold" new middle-grade fantasy series from debut writer and FAB Prize-winner Janelle McCurdy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Year-End Russian Book Publishing Industry Assessment: ‘Seriously Difficult’

The downturn in print book sales in Russia may have been as deep as between 50 and 70 percent, according to editor Svetlana Zorin. The post Year-End Russian Book Publishing Industry Assessment: ‘Seriously Difficult’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Goth-rock queen PJ Harvey is publishing a book-length narrative poem that took six years to write.

PJ Harvey is trying her hand at poetry again. In April 2022, Picador Poetry in the UK will publish the hardcover edition of Orlam, Harvey’s book-length narrative poem. A special collector’s edition featuring the musician’s original artwork will follow in October 2022. The long-form poem, which... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Publishers test hybrid working as Faber extends transition to April 2022

Publishers are settling into hybrid models of working this winter with many still reluctant to “mandate set days” while Faber has delayed a full return until April 2022. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Final Inspector Montalbano novel, finished years ago, is published in UK

Andrea Camilleri was determined that his crime series could not be continued by another writer, leaving concluding novel with his publisher long before his death in 2019The final novel in Andrea Camilleri’s beloved Inspector Montalbano mystery series is was published on Thursday – but the late... Continue reading at The Guardian

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