Humble Bundle, Open Road Launch Sci-Fi Bundle

The pay-what-you-wish digital bundle includes sci-fi autbors Greg Bear, Barbara Hambly and, to mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, a novel by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah Publishing City Opens, 'PW' in Arabic Launches

The 40-acre site which houses offices, an auditorium and a library (among other things), opened on October 30. Coinciding with the opening of the site, was the launch of an Arabic-language edition of 'Publishers Weekly.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IGN acquires pay-what-you-want game and book retailer Humble Bundle

Media conglomerate IGN has acquired Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want gaming, book and software collection retailer that raises money for charitable causes. In a blog post, Humble Bundle cofounder and CEO Jeffrey Rosen noted that his company will... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Murder and sci-fi hit rights spot at Frankfurt

S K Vaughn’s blockbuster space-set survival thriller Across the Void (Sphere) and Stuart Turton’s murder mystery The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle are among the titles bagging numerous foreign-rights deals at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy' series editor John Joseph Adams shares how sci-fi is evolving

'Trying to achieve change through something like science fiction seems like a pipe dream,' Adams says. 'But it also feels like the only thing that writers can hope to do.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2017-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Sci-Fi Novels Are the New Comic Books For Streaming TV

TV creators are raiding the sci-fi section like never before—for some obvious, and not-so-obvious, reasons. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2017-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Road signs US rights to Adrian Mole ebooks

Open Road Integrated Media has acquired the US rights to the digital editions of the Adrian Mole series by late British author Sue Townsend, including the "iconic" The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How sci-fi from China became a global proposition

Nicolas Cheetham looks at how Chinese science-fiction made its way to the West, with the help of some celebrity backers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Segel's sci-fi series sells to Oneworld for six figures

Oneworld has paid six figures for a YA trilogy by US actor and screenwriter Jason Segel and his writing partner Kirsten Miller. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seminal sci-fi magazine 'Galaxy' is now free online

The next time you watch a big blockbuster sci-fi film like Alien: Covenant, you can thank the original pulp magazines. The written form of the popular genre got its start in comic book-sized magazines like Amazing Stories, Astounding Science Fiction,... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Humble Bundle, Some Growth to Brag About

The promotional site that lets consumers pay what they wish for bundles of ebook content reports a nearly $5 million increase in sales since last year—and a boost in charity donations to boot. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kings Road launches 'leftfield' non-fiction imprint 535

Kings Road Publishing is launching a new non-fiction imprint this autumn called 535, hoping to turn "leftfield ideas" into bestsellers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HoZ signs four books in sci-fi series

Head of Zeus has signed Ada Palmer’s science fiction debut Too Like the Lightning, book one of four in the Terra Ignota Quartet. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At the Huntington, see the inspirational note black sci-fi writer Octavia Butler wrote to herself

Before her first novel sold in 1975, before she won her MacArthur grant, sci-fi writer Octavia Butler fought years of rejection by writing inspirational notes to herself. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-05-13 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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Friedman Steps Down as Chair, Executive Publisher of Open Road

Jane Friedman, the former CEO of HarperCollins who cofounded Open Road Integrated Media in 2009, has stepped down as chairman and executive publisher of the company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Road CEO Hails ‘Tremendous’ Performance in 2016

In a year-end letter, Open Road Integrated Media CEO Paul Slavin praised ORIM employees for a year of “consistent and continuous revenue growth." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Industry Notes: A Teen Takeover of Libraries, a Timely Release from Open Road

As teens in the UK prepare to 'take over' their community libraries, Open Road media begins releasing Gerald Durrell's books in the States, as 'The Durrells' comes to PBS. The post International Industry Notes: A Teen Takeover of Libraries, a Timely Release from Open Road appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WIRED Book Club: OK, Let’s Get Weird With Some Future-Paleo Sci-Fi

Relying on nothing but our sense of adventure and reckless spirit, we announce the August pick. The post WIRED Book Club: OK, Let's Get Weird With Some Future-Paleo Sci-Fi appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2016-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Manga at Comic-Con 2016: Pokemon, Titans, Sci-Fi Take Charge

Manga and anime aren't the main focus of Comic-Con, but the show featured an abundance of Japanese pop culture for manga and anime fans including a visit by the Pokemon manga creators. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With new venture capital funding, Loot Crate looks beyond comics and sci-fi

Loot Crate has built a business supplying comic book and sci-fi fans with monthly shipments of goodies typically only found at specialty shops or conventions. Soon, Loot Crate could apply the same formula to sports, music and more corners of entertainment -- getting fans to purchase merchandise... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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