Debut fiction did well in pandemic-hit 2020

Debut novelists performed solidly last year, despite widespread fears that they would lose out to more established authors due to 2020's pandemic-hit publishing schedules.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-14 13:16:53 UTC ]
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S&S global sales hit 'record year' in 2020 at $901m

Sales at Simon & Schuster came in at an all time high in 2020 at $901m, ViacomCBS has reported. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-26 10:10:34 UTC ]
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International markets showed mixed response to pandemic in 2020

While the pandemic sent shockwaves across the world’s publishing industry in 2020, some international markets reported strong performances with the US posting record-breaking sales while Australia also saw a major boost. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-25 01:03:16 UTC ]
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Coronet hits the high notes with Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s debut

Coronet will publish Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s debut Spinning Plates, offering “part memoir, part musings” and “how to navigate life in the face of failure and imperfection”.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-22 06:15:14 UTC ]
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Astronaut Hadfield to launch fiction debut with Quercus

Quercus is getting ready to launch the debut of astronaut Chris Hadfield, The Apollo Murders, branded "an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race", this October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-09 16:29:44 UTC ]
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Goulding's 'empowering' non-fiction debut to Seven Dials

Seven Dials has acquired the non-fiction debut of pop star and fitness role model Ellie Goulding at auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 02:46:29 UTC ]
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France's bookshops report 3.3% sales dip in Covid-hit 2020

France's bricks-and-mortar booksellers have reported a year-on-year fall in sales of only 3.3% in 2020, despite a total of three months closure across two lockdowns, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-06 14:21:18 UTC ]
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10 Under-the-Radar Fantasy and Science Fiction Books From 2020

From talking tigers to automaton dragons and UFOs, find some of the best 2020 under the radar SFF books you may have missed, including Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-12-21 11:37:00 UTC ]
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Bite-size book reviews: Fiction our readers loved in 2020

Need a new novel? Classic adventures, satire, and dystopian science fiction top this year's round-up of reader book recommendations for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-12-18 22:08:27 UTC ]
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Bite-size book reviews: Fiction our readers loved in 2020

Need a new novel? Classic adventures, satire, and dystopian science fiction top this year's round-up of reader book recommendations for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-12-18 22:08:27 UTC ]
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Bite-size book reviews: Fiction our readers loved in 2020

Need a new novel? Classic adventures, satire, and dystopian science fiction top this year's round-up of reader book recommendations for fiction. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-12-18 22:08:27 UTC ]
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The best journalism of 2020: Covering the pandemic

A year has passed since the novel coronavirus first emerged. Even with mass inoculation efforts underway, it continues to rage on, with little sign of abating.  Throughout this year, we’ve relied on journalism to make sense of it all—especially as the virus’s spread frequently outpaced our... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-12-15 13:02:41 UTC ]
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Best science fiction, fantasy and horror books of 2020

Dystopias, adventures and new worlds in books by Stephen Graham Jones, Zen Cho and more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-19 13:30:00 UTC ]
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50 notable works of fiction in 2020

The novels that captivated us include James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” and Hilary Mantel’s “The Mirror and the Light.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-19 13:30:00 UTC ]
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In praise of pandemic fiction

With social media feeds and news sites reading like a dystopian novel, it’s hardly surprising that many readers have lost their appetite for post-apocalyptic books and developed a taste for compelling escapist fiction as a means of escape. But, at a time when our familiar world has been turned... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-15 23:17:41 UTC ]
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Center for Fiction Debuts Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers

The Center for Fiction announced the establishment of the Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers, a new award to honor the memory and influence of the late Kamil, who was former executive v-p and publisher of the Random House imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the Center for Fiction’s 2020 First Novel Prize.

Today the Center for Fiction announced the shortlist for its 2020 First Novel Prize. The prize, first awarded in 2006, recognizes the best debut fiction of the year, and it comes with $15,000; each finalist receives $1,000. Previous winners include De’Shawn Charles Winslow, Tommy Orange, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-01 15:05:06 UTC ]
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Here’s the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction.

Last but certainly not least: it’s the time for fiction! The National Book Foundation has announced the ten books contending for this year’s National Book Award for Fiction. The award, created in 1950, is the most prestigious literary prize in the United States, rewarding bold and cogent... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-18 14:15:26 UTC ]
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Viking snaps up 'riveting' historical fiction debut

Viking has acquired a historical debut by Annie Garthwaite, reimagining the story of Cecily Neville, the Duchess of York and mother to two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 20:07:38 UTC ]
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Pandemic-hit Brontë Parsonage seeks to raise funds

The future of the Brontë Parsonage Museum is at risk following an estimated loss of £500,000 during lockdown, the Brontë Society has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-01 03:33:28 UTC ]
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