Inkitt wins $59m in funding and big-name backing

Inkitt, a data-driven publishing house, has scooped $59m (£42m) in funding from investors including the owner of Macmillan, Stefan von Holtzbrinck, and former c.e.o. of Penguin Michael Lynton, to accelerate the company's continued global expansion, with sights set on San Francisco for a new business hub. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-06 12:10:03 UTC ]
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British writers can’t win the big US prizes, so why can Americans win the Booker? | Tibor Fischer

Opening the prize to global competition has been good for its profile, good for US writers - and a problem for novelists here and from the CommonwealthTonight the five judges of the Man Booker prize will announce this year’s winner. It was also the votes of five judges that chose the winners at... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hay and Women's Prize win Culture Recovery Fund cash

The Hay Festival and the Women's Prize are some of the literature organisations to have benefitted from the latest round of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund administered through Arts Council England.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-22 05:55:21 UTC ]
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‘The big guys are winning’: Digital media budgets prioritize Walmart, Amazon despite a glut of retail media inventory

Despite ample inventory available on other retail media platforms, brands still mostly turn to Walmart and Amazon. The post ‘The big guys are winning’: Digital media budgets prioritize Walmart, Amazon despite a glut of retail media inventory appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-03-23 04:01:00 UTC ]
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Netflix wins big at Golden Globes as ‘Queen’s Gambit’ keeps fueling chess sales: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Netflix wins big at Globes Streaming platforms dominated the winners at last... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2021-03-01 11:07:04 UTC ]
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Screen legend Sophia Loren is back in an adaptation of a Goncourt Prize-winning novel.

The late French author Romain Gary is the only writer to have won France’s most prestigious literary award under two names: he received the Prix Goncourt for The Roots of Heaven (Les Racines du ciel; 1956) under his birth name and, more than 20 years later, “Émile Ajar” won the prize for The... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-29 17:36:47 UTC ]
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Richard Adams' estate wins back Watership Down rights

The estate and family of author Richard Adams has won back the rights to Watership Down, in a High Court case against American film producer Martin Rosen. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-01 14:49:56 UTC ]
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NYT Mag Wins Big at Virtual National Magazine Awards

The New York Times Magazine was the top winner at this year's National Magazine Awards (commonly referred to as the "Ellies"), which were held as a virtual ceremony Thursday evening after the annual gala, originally set for Brooklyn in mid-March, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-05-29 01:15:13 UTC ]
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Crossway Wins Big at Christian Book Awards

The publisher took home three 2020 Christian Book Awards, which were announced Tuesday during a live webcast, including the top Book of the Year award with ‘Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament' by Mark Vroegop. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Writers Li, Lok, de Waal Win Big at PEN Lit Awards

On March 2 at the PEN Literary Awards ceremony, more than $330,000 in prize money and fellowships were awarded to a host of winning writers of all kinds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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J.D. Vance has launched a VC fund named after a Tolkien artifact and backed by Peter Thiel.

As Bloomberg reports, J. D. Vance, bestselling author of Hillbilly Elegy, Yale graduate, and venture capitalist has teamed up with Peter Thiel, Eric Schmidt, and Marc Andreessen of Silicon Valley to establish a venture capital firm in Ohio called Narya Capital. If “Narya” sounds familiar to you,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-10 20:12:30 UTC ]
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Labour wins book trade’s backing as poll shows opinions hugely swayed by Brexit

The book trade has made its thoughts known in regards to which way it will likely be voting on 12th December in the coming general election, the fourth national vote in five years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-21 20:08:52 UTC ]
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Three smartphone writing projects win incubator funds

Creative writing incubator Paper Nations, led by Bath Spa University’s TRACE Centre, has awarded three funds of up to £5,000 to creative writing-based projects for smartphones. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-21 09:54:54 UTC ]
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Indies win funding to mark The Testaments publication day

Indie bookshops Red Lion and Rogan's Books have triumphed in a competition to win funding to celebrate the publication of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-20 08:36:31 UTC ]
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Northland Kiwi voice artist for Netflix, Facebook wins big at London awards

The British accent you hear on Netflix or Facebook could well be voiced by an award-winning Kiwi from Northland. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2019-05-31 01:14:56 UTC ]
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Sally Rooney's Normal People wins big at British Book Awards

The Irish writer's "exceptional" novel beat Michelle Obama to the top prize at The British Book Awards. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Europe backs new laws that clamp down on Facebook, Google, Big Tech: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app.What people are talking about todayEurope just pushed through another... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker International prize 2019 longlist sees small publishers win big

Judges praise the 13 finalists – all but two published by indie houses – for ‘enriching our idea of what fiction can do’The “finest works of translation from around the world” are almost exclusively published by independent presses – at least according to the Man Booker International prize,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gannett Rejects Hostile Bid From Hedge Fund-Backed Group

The newspaper publisher’s board said the $1.3 billion offer “is not in the best interests of Gannett and its shareholders.” But the fight for control is likely to go on. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Luath’s Safari continues on the back of prize-winning bestseller by rapper Loki

Edinburgh-based indie Luath Press' Gavin MacDougall talks about publishing prize-winner Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey, as well as an upcoming title from the artist whose project inspired the book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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