Part 'Star Wars' homage, part unexpected coming-of-age novel: 'Black Star Renegades'

It’s easy to read Michael Moreci’s debut novel “Black Star Renegades” and compare it to “Star Wars.” After all, the story was inspired by that epic saga. But to characterize it as a retelling or a ripoff wouldn’t do justice to this complex, self-aware and fun romp through space. “Black Star Renegades”’... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nick Pettigrew | 'My default way of dealing with it all was in a blackly comic way'

In his début book, former comedian Nick Pettigrew reveals the lows and occasional highs of working as an anti-social behaviour officer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-08 14:15:31 UTC ]
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'Know your audience and be direct,' Black Girls Book Club founders urge M&P delegates

Marketers and publicists have been encouraged to know their audience and be "direct" and "transparent" in their approach, in a keynote at The Bookseller's marketing and publicity virtual conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-08 06:40:23 UTC ]
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There’s a new Trump tell-all memoir coming. Just what we need.

The dubious genre of Trump tell-all memoirs has a new member: Melania & Me, written by a previous advisor to Melania Trump, which will be published by the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books on September 1. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, once a confidante of the First Lady, fell out with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-07 18:28:06 UTC ]
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Guide to the classics: The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells helped pioneer science fiction with his 1898 book The War of the Worlds. Many iterations later, it still scares and fascinates us. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-07-06 19:54:21 UTC ]
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Hodder embarks on a Scottish road trip with 'Outlander' stars

Hodder & Stoughton will publish Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other, by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, stars of the historical drama series "Outlander". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-05 23:10:32 UTC ]
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What comes after we get rid of objectivity in journalism?

The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and the protests that followed, helped spark a debate in many newsrooms and journalism schools around the country about the time-honored principle of objectivity in journalism, and whether it serves any useful purpose. Former... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-07-02 11:57:40 UTC ]
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I'm the first black author to win book of the year. I'm proud, but not completely happy

Instead of celebrating myself, I’m going to celebrate the books by black authors that came before meI have a funny thing about winning. I find it overwhelming. I don’t know how to cope or act when things are meant to be “good”. What do I do? Should I be happy? What is that? How many ways can I... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-02 07:00:46 UTC ]
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Yale UP snaps up English translation of Lévy’s The Virus in the Age of Madness

Yale University Press will publish the English translation of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s The Virus in the Age of Madness.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-02 02:19:04 UTC ]
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'Sherlock' star Andrew Scott to narrate Bolinda audiobook

Irish actor Andrew Scott will narrate an audiobook of Emily Rodda's The Glimme, audio publisher Bolinda has announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-30 02:06:56 UTC ]
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Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo take book of the year and author of the year categories, as publishers face criticism for treatment of black authorsCandice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first black authors to win the top prizes at the British Book awards,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-29 17:45:42 UTC ]
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'Fleabag' star Clifford to narrate Gannon's Olive

“Fleabag” star Sian Clifford is narrating the audiobook of Olive, the debut novel by author and broadcaster Emma Gannon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 08:42:04 UTC ]
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Ten Speed to Publish Graphic History of Black Panther Party

Best known for his work on such Black superhero series as Luke Cage, Cyborg and Naomi, comics writer David Walker is teaming with artist Marcus Kwame Anderson to produce 'The Black Panther Party: A Graphic History', which will be published by Ten Speed Press in January 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Star guests to join British Book Awards virtual ceremony today

The best authors, publishers and retailers will be crowned at the British Book Awards in a virtual ceremony today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-28 17:13:02 UTC ]
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Assaulted at 15, a Writer Looks Back and Comes Forward

“I’m done with shame,” says Lacy Crawford, the author of the memoir “Notes on a Silencing.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-27 09:00:22 UTC ]
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Dear black publishers and creatives...

I have been writing children's books for over 10 years now. I have worked as an editor in children's publishing houses for 15. For the last 18 months, I have been mentoring writers and illustrators of colour, and doing my best to try and explain how publishing works. How to navigate this... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-26 10:43:21 UTC ]
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Small Presses Cope During Covid-19, Part II

Just like the companies in the New York City and Minneapolis publishing hubs, independent presses in other parts of the country said that sales are starting to rebound after two months of declines, a 'PW' survey has found. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Print Sales Enjoy an Unexpected High

Led by social justice and Father’s Day titles, unit sales had their best week in mid-June. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Meet Ed Vaughn, an understated Black Power icon and former bookstore owner.

It was my best case scenario. Not only did Edward Vaughn pick up the phone, but he was willing and eager to speak. At 85 years old, he had way more energy than me, 60 years his junior, when I called him earlier this week. (An unfortunate cocktail of technological failure and fanboyish... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-25 14:02:32 UTC ]
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Star Watch Deadline Extended

Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse have extended the 2020 Star Watch deadline for submission to July 15, 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Black and Asian people not seen as readers’: Bernardine Evaristo condemns books industry

In foreword to report into diversity in publishing, Booker prize-winning author rails against ‘ridiculous’ beliefsBernardine Evaristo, the first black woman to win the Booker prize, has hit out at “ridiculous” and “misguided” beliefs in the publishing industry, where “black and Asian people are... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-23 11:06:09 UTC ]
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