Obituary: Linda Cannon, Parson Weems' Co-Owner, Dies at 68

Linda Cannon, co-owner of Parson Weems’ Publisher Services and a longtime bookseller and sales rep, died on December 5 following a brief illness. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Lucky Spool Media Founder Susanne Woods, Dies at 47

Susanne Woods, founder and publisher of needle and sewing crafts publisher Lucky Spool Media, died February 19, 2020, of complications from metastatic breast cancer. She was 47. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Howard Cruse, Pioneering Queer Cartoonist, Dies at 75

The pioneering underground and queer cartoonist and author of the acclaimed queer/civil rights graphic novel 'Stuck Rubber Baby,' died November 26, from lymphoma. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Ernest J. Gaines, Novelist of the Black South, Dies at 86

Ernest J. Gaines, award-winning author of the acclaimed novel 'The Autobiography of Jane Pittman,' and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient, died of a heart attack at his home in Oscar, La. He was 86. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Literary Agent Irene Skolnick Dies at 80

Literary agent Irene Skolnick died June 27, 2019, after a long illness. She was 80 years old. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Andy Anderson, former drummer with the Cure, dies at 68

Veteran drummer Andy Anderson, who recorded and performed with the Cure and went on to do session work with Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel and others, has died after battling cancer. He was 68. Anderson announced on Facebook last week that he was battling Stage 4 cancer, saying, “There is no way of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-28 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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Obituary: Raincoast's Allan MacDougall Dies at 71

Allan MacDougall, cofounder and former CEO of Canada's largest book distributor and wholesaler, Raincoast Books, has died. He was 71. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Author Eugene H. Peterson Dies at 85

The bestselling author of ‘The Message’ Bible translation and several other works died at age 85 on October 22. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Steve Ditko, Co-creator of Spider-Man, Dies at 90

Ditko, who was best known as co-creator of the iconic superhero Spider-Man, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment June 29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Linda Kramer, Longtime Publisher, Dies at 81

Linda Kramer, the cofounder and former publisher of H.J. Kramer and longtime publishing industry mainstay, died at her home in Marin County, Calif., on December 24, 2017, after a brief illness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Parker B. Ladd, Retired Publishing Executive, Dies

The former executive at Charles Scribner's Sons, a director of the Association of American Publishers, and cofounder of Literacy Partners died on November 14. He was 89. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Roslyn Targ, Longtime Agent, Dies at 92

Roslyn Targ, a longtime Manhattan literary agent who worked with some of the biggest writers of her day and brought translated American works to Europe, died in her Greenwich Village apartment on October 29. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Indie Publisher Gibbs Smith Dies at 77

The cofounder of the Utah-based indie house, who died on October 28, was a longtime champion of independent publishing, as well as the publishing scene west of the Mississippi. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-30 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: George Braziller Dies at 101

George Braziller, a legendary independent publisher who began his career in the 1930s before going on to publish such international literary stars as Jean-Paul Sartre and Andre Malraux, died in Manhattan March 16. He was 101. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr., accordionist and leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, dies at 68

Accordionist, bandleader and New Orleans music icon Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. of Buckwheat Zydeco has died. He was 68. His death was confirmed by the band’s manager and frequent collaborator, Ted Fox, who wrote on the Buckwheat Zydeco’s Facebook page that Dural had died early Saturday... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Obituary: Frank Urbanowski, Former Director of MIT Press, Dies

The former MIT Press director who pioneered the strategy of focused disciplinary specialization, created the first university press website, and published the first interactive ebook died late last week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tomie dePaola, beloved children's author and illustrator of 'Strega Nona,' dies at 85

DePaola wrote or illustrated more than 270 children's books, sold nearly 25 million copies and had his books translated into more than 20 languages. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-31 18:51:09 UTC ]
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Obituary: Tomie dePaola

Award-winning author-illustrator Tomie dePaola, widely known for his stylized folk-art illustrations and vast catalogue of popular picture books, died March 30 of complications from surgery following a fall. He was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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