Obituary: Robert Kimmel Smith

Writer and children's book author Robert Kimmel Smith, widely known for such popular middle grade novels as 'Chocolate Fever' and 'The War with Grandpa,' died on April 18 at his home in Manhattan; he was 89. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Leslie Smith obituary

Writer, campaigner and passionate critic of austerity who found fame late in life with his bestselling book Harry’s Last StandIf proof were ever needed that it is never too late to make a major impact, Harry Leslie Smith, who has died aged 95, surely offers it. He was 91 when his bestselling... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-28 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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Robert Pirsig obituary

Author of the 1970s cult bestseller Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceWhen, in 1968, Robert Pirsig, who has died aged 88, sent a synopsis and sample of his novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance to 122 publishers, only one showed any interest, and James Landis, the editor who... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Former Wiley CEO, Steve Smith

Smith, the former president and CEO of John Wiley and Sons, died on July 10 following a long illness. He was 61. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Peter Janson-Smith

Writer Jeremy Lewis on the life of Peter Janson-Smith, a notable literary agent "of the old school". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Robert 'Bob' Gray

Bob Gray, publisher of Central Recovery Press, 57, died on October 15, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a long illness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Robert San Souci

Children’s book author Robert San Souci, known for his retellings of folktales and myths, died suddenly on December 19 at his San Francisco home. He was 68. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Redundancy consultation for 150 staff at W H Smith head offices

One hundred and fifty members of staff at W H Smith's head offices in London and Swindon have entered redundancy consultations, the retailer has confirmed to The Bookseller. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-02 04:43:21 UTC ]
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Author A G Smith launches project for marginalised voices writing on lockdown

Author A G Smith has launched Paperchains, a project that aims to publish a book of writing by prisoners, homeless people and members of the armed forces about the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 23:21:12 UTC ]
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Egmont scoops picture book of Roberts' hit pandemic poem

Egmont has snapped up a picture book of "The Great Realisation", Tomos Roberts' poem in response to Covid-19 that has been viewed more than 60 million times since it was posted online in April. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 12:53:30 UTC ]
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MCB scoops new Winston from Smith and signs screen rights deal

Macmillan Children’s Books has scooped a second Christmas "Winston" title from Alex T Smith and signed a deal for screen rights. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-25 10:20:45 UTC ]
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Obituary: U.K. Literary Agent Felicity Bryan

Felicity Bryan, founder of Felicity Bryan Associates and one of Britain’s most respected literary agents, died June 21 of cancer. She was 74. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins bags Smith's Not a Life Coach

HarperNonFiction has bagged Not a Life Coach, the second book from online personal training star James Smith. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-19 10:39:22 UTC ]
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A Robert Kirkman Surprise: A New Walking Dead Story

The comic book’s creators will return for a one-issue story focusing on Negan, one of the villains of the series, in hopes of aiding comic book retailers. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-18 16:00:10 UTC ]
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Robert Granfeldt Named General Manager of Hearst Texas Panhandle Properties, MRT

Robert Granfeldt has been named general manager of the Midland Reporter-Telegram and Texas Panhandle properties for Hearst Communications. The Panhandle Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-06-16 21:40:30 UTC ]
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Obituary: Stella Pevsner

Children's author Stella Pevsner, widely known for her middle grade and YA novels that often addressed difficult subjects, died on June 11 at age 98. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hamish Hamilton to publish lockdown essays from Zadie Smith

A collection of six essays written during lockdown by Zadie Smith, titled Intimations, will be published by Hamish Hamilton this summer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 18:45:56 UTC ]
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Obituary: India Cooper

Veteran book publishing copy editor and actor India Cooper died on May 17 in Madison, Ind., after a brief illness. She was 67. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Shortlist revealed for Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for unpublished work

The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation has announced the shortlist for the Best Unpublished Manuscript category in the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-28 03:59:23 UTC ]
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