Graphic memoir 'Arab of the Future' takes a look back to the author's childhood in Libya and Syria

The French cartoonist Riad Sattouf spent the earliest years of his life in three dictatorships. One dictator was Col. Moammar Kadafi, the "supreme leader" of Libya, where Sattouf and his parents moved when he was 2. Another was President Hafez Assad of Syria, where they relocated when he was 4.... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Ahmed Khaled Towfik on the Outlook for Arabic Sci-Fi

Better times are ahead, says writer Ahmed Khaled Towfik, who recently appeared at Dubai’s festival: the Arab world is readier for science fiction, he says. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘Looking Good for Science Fiction’ t The National, Hala Khalaf asserts that “Arab readers don’t like... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editorial restructure for Hodder as Webb takes 'step back'

Hodder & Stoughton is restructuring, dividing both its fiction and non-fiction publishing teams into two publishing units each, because non-fiction publishing director Rowena Webb is taking a "step back from management to focus on acquiring and publishing the books she loves." Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney goes back to school to celebrate his latest book

Jeff Kinney wears his pants properly now, not with the waistband high, up near his belly button. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2016-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Back to the future: were newspaper publishers wrong to go digital?

Leading US commentator asks: what if the entire industry made a business blunder by putting news up online for free while ignoring their print product? “What if”, asks Jack Shafer, “almost the entire newspaper industry got it wrong? What if, in the mad dash to put up editorial content on to the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More Authors and Back-to-Basics Programming Energize NEIBA 2016

Children's authors and illustrators along with children's programming were deeply woven into the fabric of the 43rd annual New England Independent Booksellers Association fall conference. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pay-back time for publishers: authors forced to return their advances

This week, it emerged that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith was being sued by his publisher to return his advance. From Julian Assange to Amy Schumer, he isn’t alone...Though he’s fallen out spectacularly with his publisher, Seth Grahame-Smith at least has the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Akashic Goes Back to Press After Author Wins Olympic Gold

The indie publisher has high hopes for a recently released memoir by U.S. Olympic swimmer Anthony Ervin after he unexpectedly became the oldest individual swimmer to win a gold medal in Rio. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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July Religion Bestsellers: Self-Published Authors Take Over, Wanda Brunstetter Stays #1

For the first time, a pair of self-published authors, Aaron and Jennifer Smith, took two spots on PW’s Religion Nonfiction Bestsellers list. Plus, Wanda Brunstetter topped the fiction list with the latest installment of her Amish Milionaire series. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nick Clegg memoir pushed back for Brexit analysis

Nick Clegg’s memoir with The Bodley Head has been pushed back to include a "full Brexit analysis". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Backs 'Small Claims' Copyright Bill

The bill seeks to help copyright owners who do not have the resources to pursue federal copyright claims. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Controversial Africa memoir draws fire for Louise Linton, actress, self-published author and Trump dining companion

Until last week, Louise Linton was a little-known Scottish actress living in California, whose most prominent roles were guest spots in the television shows "CSI: NY" and "Cold Case" and the movies "Intruder" and "Cabin Fever." Now, thanks to a self-published memoir she wrote about her... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Future Shock author Toffler dies

Amercian writer and futurist Alvin Toffler, the celebrated author of prophetic 1970 bestseller Future Shock (Bantam), has died, aged 87. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon 2016: YA Authors Take Center Stage at Literary Fan Fest

YA authors who were most feted at the annual mashup of literature and popular culture, which took place in Chicago on May 14. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mitchell and Smith among 220 authors and illustrators backing Carnegie occupiers

Writers David Mitchell, Ali Smith, Cathy Cassidy, Nick Hornby and David Nicholls are among the top names who have signed an open letter supporting the occupiers of Carnegie Library and condemning the proposed changes to the Lambeth library service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author launches literary prize for 'risk-taking' indie publishers

Award-winning novelist Neil Griffiths is launching a new literary prize to celebrate “small presses producing brilliant and brave literary fiction” in the UK and Ireland - in part because he believes the publishing business model is "terrible". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French Readers Put Arab Authors on the Bestseller List

After years of writing about radicalization and terrorism in the Middle East, Arab authors are now in the spotlight in France as readers try to understand the recent Paris attacks. The post French Readers Put Arab Authors on the Bestseller List appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Charlie Hebdo contributor's graphic memoir to Two Roads

Two Roads has acquired the international bestselling graphic memoir The Arab of the Future, by former Charlie Hebdo contributor and cartoonist Riad Sattouf. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pietsch Goes Back to the Publishing Future in WSJ Op-ED

Print ain't dead, says Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch in an op-ed in this morning's 'Wall Street Journal.' Far from it. The Big Five executive claims publishing has not only survived, it hasn't really changed all that much. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Amicus Brief, Authors Guild, ABA, B&N Back Apple

A coalition of authors groups and booksellers is urging the Supreme Court to reverse the verdict in Apple's ebook price-fixing case. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Forty authors back call for school system change

Over 40 authors including Alan Gibbons, Cathy Cassidy and Michael Rosen have backed a protest against the current UK school system following the "deeply disturbing" findings of a poll which suggested more than half of teachers are thinking of quitting. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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