Portico prize winner Benjamin Myers: 'Why bother chasing the big publishers?'

After being turned down by ‘every major publisher in London’ for his Portico winning novel Beastings, the author says landing the £10,000 prize ‘felt like a vindication’ Benjamin Myers, who has beaten Alan Garner to win the £10,000 Portico prize for literature for his novel Beastings, has spoken of how he was “turned down by every major publisher in London” before landing a book deal. Related: Beastings by Benjamin Myers review – austere and brilliantly shocking I have had so many rejections over the years that now it energises me Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker International prize 2019 longlist sees small publishers win big

Judges praise the 13 finalists – all but two published by indie houses – for ‘enriching our idea of what fiction can do’The “finest works of translation from around the world” are almost exclusively published by independent presses – at least according to the Man Booker International prize,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Crazy but fantastic': Man Booker prize pitches tiny publishers into big league

A year after Marlon James and his indie press Oneworld beat publishing giants to win the Man Booker, three independent publishers have made the 2016 longlist. But what effect does the ‘mother of all prizes’ have on tiny teams?Man Booker 2016 longlist – in picturesAlongside heavy hitters such as... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Nobel prize winners and stocking fillers – 65 years in the murky waters of London publishing

Ernest Hecht set up Souvenir Press from his bedroom in 1951. Now, following the death of Lord Weidenfeld, he is the last of the group of remarkable Jewish émigrés who transformed postwar British publishingA 65th birthday is a milestone but – now the official retirement age has been abolished –... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Myers and Benson win £10k Portico Literature Prize

Benjamin Myers has won the £10,000 Portico Literature Prize 2015 for Fiction while Richard Benson won the £10,000 Portico Prize for non-fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Canadian Publishing 2016: Big Books for a Big Country

Canadian publishing is dominated by some familiar names: Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Are small independent publishers doing the work for big publishers?

While the giant firms sink huge sums into fleeting fads, the commitment and passion of the smaller imprints leave a larger impression in the long termIndependent publishers pick the books they loved and wished they published in 2015Here’s an observation: it sometimes feels as though smaller... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-12-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publish Faster, Publish Less: Futurebook’s “Big Ideas”

Nine publishing pros at The Bookseller's Futurebook conference offered their big ideas for the industry, which included publishing faster and publishing less. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Metamarkets Raises $6 Million To Help Big Web Publishers Corral Big Data

A ad tech startup that promises to help Web publishers make sense of all the data their ad sales generate. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Publishers Have Big Aspirations to Further Diversify Their Revenue

Publishers will continue to look beyond their legacy business models in the coming years, and lean on technologies to not only improve their operations, but also their products. This idea was the thesis of a recent survey we conducted with a representative sample of leaders from across our... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Olga Tokarczuk - Nobel Prize Winner

To those familiar with Olga Tokarczuk’s work, it was not so much a matter of whether she would win the Nobel Prize, but when. For many years she has been Poland’s leading contemporary novelist, and her nine novels and three short-story collections have been translated worldwide. The... Continue reading at British Council global

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Six-strong Portico Prize shortlist channels 'spirit of the North'

Books from Fleet, Picador and Lightning Books are in the running for the £10,000 Portico Prize for Literature, an award "for outstanding literature that best evokes the spirit of the North". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Booker Prize is for readers first and publishers last', says Wood

Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, has said prizes like the Booker are for readers first and foremost, and that they should be treated as an investigation rather than an act of judgement shaping the canon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Soft Third Quarter for Big Publishers

All four of the large publicly held trade publishers saw sales fall in the period. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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LSU-Alabama game a big winner for CBS over the weekend

Nielsen says LSU-Alabama game had the highest ratings for any regular season college football game in eight years Continue reading at ABC News

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Peirene Stevns Translation Prize postponed after publisher objects

A prize for new translators run by indie Peirene Press has been delayed after a European publisher objected to a "beginner" working on its book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Ronan Farrow does goofy voices in his dead-serious MeToo audiobook

The audiobook version of “Catch and Kill” features first-rate reporting and some wince-worthy character work. (You do NOT want to hear him do Trump’s voice.) What: The least necessary vocal inflection in recent memory.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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David Fickling Books signs Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse

David Fickling Books has snapped up Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse’s new book, What Is Life?  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 11:15:36 UTC ]
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Here are the winners of this year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Another week, another prestigious literary prize announcement. This time, it’s the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which “celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, social justice, and global understanding.” The nonfiction winner was Rising Out of Hatred, by Eli Saslow, a book... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Indies and debuts make Portico Prize longlist

​The longlist for the 2019 Portico Prize has been revealed, with six debuts and ten independent publishers making the cut.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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