HC's Killer Reads makes 'open submission' buys

Killer Reads, HarperFiction’s new digital-first crime and thriller list, has made its first acquisitions through an open submission process it held last summer. Sarah Hodgson, deputy publishing director and Kate Stephenson, editor, have acquired three new titles from the hundreds of submissions, as well as a further three titles through literary agents.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival: ‘Making Reading a Lifelong Habit’

Devised as a highly participatory hub of more than 2,500 events, the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival opens in the coming UNESCO World Book Capital. The post Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival: ‘Making Reading a Lifelong Habit’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Industry Notes: Richard Charkin Opens Mensch Publishing; LBF Opens Award Submissions

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Fairlight acquires 1920s tale through open submissions programme

Fairlight Books has acquired Richard Smyth’s novel The Woodcock, a literary period drama set on the north-east coast of England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Angry Robot extends Black Voices Matter open submissions window

Independent publisher Angry Robot Books has extended indefinitely its open submission window for sci-fi and fantasy novels by black authors, following a positive response to the initiative.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Penguin Random House Extends Open License for Online Readings Through 2020

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HC buys former NHS doctor's 'hopeful' illustrations, poetry and fables

HarperNonFiction has signed a book of illustrations by artist and former NHS doctor Amber Fossey, whose Instagram posts are followed by 18,000 fans. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In the weeks since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, books about anti-racism have consistently topped bestseller lists. Many of these books have been purchased from the likes of Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To try and funnel some of these sales to Black-owned bookstores... Continue reading at AdWeek

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