Poetry presses thrive as readers turn to verse in straitened economic times

Many thriving poetry publishers in the North have likened its recent boom to its popularity under Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, arguing the form offers a unique type of human connection.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-27 18:24:04 UTC ]
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In an Economic Crunch, South African Readers Turn to Used Book Stores

From the VOA: Amid tough economic times in South Africa, consumers are supporting a growing number of used book stores, avoiding new-book prices. The post In an Economic Crunch, South African Readers Turn to Used Book Stores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Lessons from Indie Poetry Presses: Poetry 2016

Here’s how six independent publishers make it work—and what the mainstream can learn from their efforts. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Verso, Feminist Press Turn 50

Two of the oldest and most respected radical English-language publishers have managed to be more relevant than ever by staying true to their roots. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Verso, Feminist Press Turns 50

Two of the oldest and most respected radical English-language publishers have managed to be more relevant than ever by staying true to their roots. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Oliver Jeffers answers readers pressing questions

Oliver Jeffers, children's author and illustrator answered readers questions, submitted via Twitter.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Dialogue rolls out virtual book club to connect readers in 'uncertain times'

As part of a new virtual book club, publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove will be in conversation with a Dialogue author about their book on Instagram live every Thursday at 8 p.m. for the next 10 weeks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 22:24:25 UTC ]
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Canadian publishers turn to e-book discounts to entice readers amid COVID-19

Some Canadian publishers are offering special deals on e-books in a bid to entertain readers and pay authors during the COVID-19 shutdown. Continue reading at CBC

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In a time of crisis, poetry can help focus our fears and transform ‘noise into music’

These days, many elegiac poems have an unwelcome resonance — and yet offer solace, too. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-10 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Elisa Gabbert, author of The Word Pretty, is the new Times poetry columnist.

The New York Times Book Review has announced that their poetry columnist of the last 15 years, David Orr, is stepping down to focus on his own writing, and will be replaced by Elisa Gabbert. Elisa Gabbert’s The Word Pretty (2018) was a New York Times Editors’ Pick, and The Self Unstable... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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'In 24 hours, people gave us £40,000': how readers rescued a small press

Galley Beggar Press was facing ruin after the collapse of The Book People, but the public has supplied Christmas magic of a kind I don’t usually buy intoIf a novelist had submitted a story to my publishing company about someone losing £40,000 one day and then regaining it the next, thanks to the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-12-19 17:31:08 UTC ]
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University presses launch new initiatives to reach readers with ‘experts’ in vogue

The boom in "smart non-fiction" has been a boon to university presses, with several publishers investing in new or ramped-up trade crossover lists. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-21 12:05:56 UTC ]
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Avid Reader Press Off to Quick Start

It would be hard for a new imprint to get off to a better start with its first book than the Simon & Schuster imprint did with Lisa Taddeo's 'Three Women.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Oasis Review: Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy an E-Reader

In an era of smartphone addiction, a single-purpose device like an e-reader may help you unplug and focus on content that will bring you joy. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-08-01 09:03:32 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for "The Library Book," Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Susan Orlean and readers share library stories at L.A. Times Book Club launch

In her research for “The Library Book,” Susan Orlean was surprised to learn how many people call the Los Angeles Library on a daily basis with outlandish questions. Some people want help cheating on crossword puzzles. Others have more personal queries. “There is a guy who calls the library... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-26 20:35:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Veteran Editors Launch Avid Reader Press

A bookseller once said that readers think they love writers, but without knowing it, they love editors just as much. That notion is at the foundation of Avid Reader Press, the newly announced Simon & Schuster imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Egypt Turns Back Veteran New York Times Reporter

David D. Kirkpatrick was Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times between 2011 and 2015, and is the author of a recent book on the country. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Authors Newman and Coe urge readers to turn to high street after stock delays at 'Scrooge' Amazon

Authors Cathy Newman and Jonathan Coe have urged customers to take their business to the high street this Christmas season after suffering stock shortages of their titles on Amazon.co.uk. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canada’s Kids Can Press Finds Rights Interest in Timely Titles at Frankfurt

Toronto-based Kids Can Press reports strong international interest at Frankfurter Buchmesse for the publisher's issue-driven list of upcoming titles. The post Canada’s Kids Can Press Finds Rights Interest in Timely Titles at Frankfurt appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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