Jason Epstein, Legendary Editor and Book Biz Innovator, Dies at 93

The longtime Random House editor, who combined a deep passion for books with a shrewd business mind and, as a result, made multiple major contributions to 20th Century literary and publishing history, died on February 4. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Jason Epstein, publishing executive who shaped literary tastes, dies at 93

He founded Anchor Books, publishing high-quality paperbacks in the 1950s, then led Random House and helped launch the New York Review of Books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-02-05 02:25:43 UTC ]
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Petra Mayer, NPR books editor who championed fantasy and romance fiction, dies at 46

Known to legions of radio listeners for her exuberant coverage of literature and culture, she was a self-described “resident nerd” at NPR. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-16 04:21:16 UTC ]
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Petra Mayer, Books Editor for NPR and ‘Resident Nerd,’ Dies at 46

Ms. Mayer reported on Comic-Con and contributed to Book Concierge, NPR’s literary recommendation tool. She gravitated toward science fiction, romance and fantasy. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-11-14 18:40:04 UTC ]
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Maria Guarnaschelli, Book Editor Who Changed What We Cook, Dies at 79

She introduced Americans to new cuisines and helped transform cooking from a domestic chore to a cultural touchstone, inspiring her daughter, Alex, to be a chef. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-02-11 23:05:52 UTC ]
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Legendary Cookbook Editor Maria Guarnaschelli Dies at 79

The editor behind the 1997 revision of 'The Joy of Cooking' and many other influential cookbooks, as well as works of nonfiction and literature, died on Saturday on Long Island. She was 79. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Daniel Menaker, Book Editor Who Wrote With Wit, Dies at 79

After 26 years at The New Yorker, he became chief editor at Random House, overseeing works by a raft of luminaries. He wrote a half-dozen well-received books of his own. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-10-27 16:47:41 UTC ]
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James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers, Dies at 93

At Random House and elsewhere, including his own Summit imprint, he worked with James Baldwin, Marilyn French, Hunter S. Thompson and many others. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-01 18:32:40 UTC ]
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Susan Kamil, a Top Book Editor and Publisher, Dies at 69

Salman Rushdie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Strout, Gary Shteyngart and Prince were among the authors she nurtured. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-10 22:55:59 UTC ]
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New York Review of Books editor Robert B Silvers dies

The exacting editor of the high-brow magazine was a legend on the New York literary scene. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2017-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Karl Miller, founding editor of London Review of Books, dies at 83

Literary world praises Miller for his intelligence, wit and literary acumen, and lasting pride in his Scottish rootsKarl Miller, founding editor of the London Review of Books, critic and award-winning author, has died, aged 83.After stints as literary editor of both the Spectator and the New... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Fairs Show the Pulse of the Book Biz

Book fairs in the U.S. evolve alongside the industry, and while some have declined in the digital age, others have thrived through embracing regionality and technology, writes ‘PW’ Midwest correspondent Claire Kirch. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Daynes scoops SLA Information Book Award for 'gentle' book on why things die

Katie Daynes' Why Do Things Die? (Usborne), illustrated by Christine Pym, has been announced as the overall winner of the School Library Association (SLA) Information Book Award for its “gentle, non-judgemental” tone on "a rare topic" for young readers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-25 10:32:58 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show: 'PW' Editors' Picks, Picture Books

Kicking off the day of children’s editors' picks was a conversation between eight editors on forthcoming picture books moderated by 'PW' senior children’s reviews editor Amanda Bruns. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How One Book Biz Insider Is Getting Books to Prisoners

W.W. Norton's Liveright imprint publicity director Peter Miller moonlights as a bookstore owner in Brooklyn—and he's working with Books Through Bars to get books into the hands of the imprisoned. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: A Book Editor's Book Hits #1

Audiences have moved toward fun fiction and away from furious facts as Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' takes a tumble to #3 on the iBooks list, while 'The Woman in the Window' by A.J. Finn—a book editor who now writes thrillers under a pen name—takes the #1 slot. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: An editor with a vision, the late Denis Johnson and more book news

Hello, book lovers! I’m book editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s literary news. THE BIG STORY John Freeman’s name is in lights — literary lights, that is, on the cover of the journal Freeman’s. In it, he encourages some of our greatest writers — Mohsin Hamid, Valeria Luiselli, Dave Eggers —... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Radhika Jones, a Times Books Editor, Said to Be Next Vanity Fair Editor

Radhika Jones, an editor in the books department at The New York Times, is expected to be named the next editor of Vanity Fair. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-11-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tim Sale, Comic Book Artist Who Reimagined Batman, Dies at 66

Series like “Batman: The Long Halloween” influenced big-screen images of the hero, while “Superman for All Seasons” was another fan favorite. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-06-18 01:12:50 UTC ]
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Meet Linda Sunshine, Groundbreaking Book Trade Comics Editor

Linda Sunshine established comics reprint imprints at both Harmony Books and Fireside in the 1970s that produced some of the earliest hardcover and trade paperback comics collections in the book trade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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