Obituary: John Ziccardi, 78

John Ziccardi, who led national sales efforts at Bantam and Bantam Doubleday Dell, died September 27. He was 78. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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John Hitchin obituary

My father, John Hitchin, who has died aged 88, was a marketing and publicity specialist in the publishing industry who spent three decades with Penguin Books, where he was responsible for a number of innovations, including the first paperback gift set and the first display “dump” bin. As... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-28 19:33:32 UTC ]
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Obituary: John Hitchin

Former publisher and bookseller John Hitchin died in August, aged 88. He is remembered by Tim Godfray and Dotti Irving. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-02 19:38:30 UTC ]
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Obituary: John Adams

John Adams, national accounts manager for Penguin Random House, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack. He was 64. A veteran sales rep, he was with PRH and its predecessor companies for 34 years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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John Sansom obituary

My friend John Sansom, who has died aged 82, was a prolific art book publisher who made a huge contribution to the post-1970s culture boom, during which modern British art went from being overlooked and somewhat provincial to having high international standing.His Bristol-based Redcliffe Press,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-08-21 13:58:41 UTC ]
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Obituary: John Hamilton

Longtime Penguin art director John Hamilton passed away in February, at the age of 55. Eight colleagues and collaborators share their memories of him. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: John Vincent Neal Dies at 77

John “Jack” Vincent Neal, cofounder of Neal-Schuman Publishers and the Neal-Schuman Foundation died on February 20. He was 77. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Wilcock obituary

Journalist with a chaotic, creative career in the underground press, who was in at the launch of New York’s Village VoiceIn 1954, soon after he arrived in New York City as a jobbing Yorkshire-born journalist, John Wilcock put up a notice in a Greenwich Village bookshop. It invited people... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Calder obituary

Publisher and bookseller who championed some of the great avant-garde writers of the 20th centuryIn the 1950s the publisher and bookseller John Calder, who has died aged 91, introduced a British readership to some of the best writing from Europe, including the work of Samuel Beckett, Eugène... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Judith Appelbaum, 78

Judith Appelbaum, whose more than 50 years in the book world began soon after her graduation from Vassar, died July 25 at the age of 78. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Superagent Ed Victor Dies at 78

The Bronx-born and London-based literary agent, whose clients included a who's-who of bold-faced names from Eric Clapton to David Cameron, was known for bringing a touch of Hollywood flare to the business of author representation. He died of a heart attack on Wednesday night. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: John Davey

Ivon Asquith and Andrew Franklin pay tribute to John Davey - a prodigious talent in academic, trade and reference publishing.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Gaustad obituary

Bookseller who transformed the perception of sports writing and set up the William Hill Sports Book awardJohn Gaustad, who has died aged 68, was a quietly spoken New Zealander who revolutionised the British sports books industry. In 1985 he opened Sportspages, a small shop in Caxton Walk, off... Continue reading at The Guardian

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John Blake and Rosie Virgo leave John Blake Publishing

Founder John Blake and m.d. Rosie Virgo are stepping down from their roles at John Blake Publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Virgo memoir to John Blake Publishing

Snooker player John Virgo of BBC "Big Break" fame is publishing his memoir with John Blake Publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Smith adds York St John to its Aspire scheme

John Smith & Sons Group has done a new deal with York St John University for its Aspire Bursary Management scheme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Obituary: Big Apple Founder Luc H.M. Kwanten

Belgian scholar and the joint founder and executive director of the Big Apple Agency, Luc Kwanten,died November 22, at his home in Shanghai, China. He was 78. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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David Lacey obituary

Guardian sports writer whose wit and talent redefined what a football column could beIt is not customary to look forward to Monday mornings but, in the heyday of the Guardian’s print sales in the late 1970s and 80s, many readers relished Monday’s paper more than anything else.On a features page... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-11-19 17:41:00 UTC ]
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John Edgar Wideman’s Art of Storytelling

“Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone,” his latest collection, erodes the boundaries between fiction, memoir and essay. Continue reading at The New York Times

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John Lewis sued by self-published children’s author over Christmas ad

Fay Evans alleges a ‘striking similarity’ between the 2019 Excitable Edgar TV campaign and her 2017 book Fred the Fire-Sneezing DragonThe author of a self-published children’s book about a dragon that causes havoc with its fiery sneezes is suing John Lewis over its 2019 Christmas ad about a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-11-16 14:46:45 UTC ]
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