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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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... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Short Books to publish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mukwege

Short Books will publisher Nobel laureate Dr Denis Mukwege's The Power of Women in autumn 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-23 21:58:09 UTC ]
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Nobel literature prize winner Louise Glück to publish new poetry in 2021

The poet, whose acceptance speech will also be released on Monday, will publish Winter Recipes from the Collective in 2021Nobel laureate Louise Glück is set to publish her first poetry collection in seven years in 2021 – her first since becoming the 16th female winner of the literature... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-12-07 11:00:36 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

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Guardian | 2016-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winner, Winner: Announcing the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Get ready to celebrate: Here are the amazing 2021 winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the 105th year of the award! Continue reading at Book Riot

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The German Publishing Prize: 66 Publishers Honored, Three With €60,000 Each

With a total value of more than €1.6 million, the German Publishing Prize selects and honors socially engaged independent publishers. The post The German Publishing Prize: 66 Publishers Honored, Three With €60,000 Each appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-06-23 16:19:05 UTC ]
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Big Publishers Post Big Third- Quarter Gains

The easing of lockdowns and strong increases in digital sales led to double-digit sales gains for four trade publishers that reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30 over the same period in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Adichie named Women's Prize 'Winner of Winners'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been crowned the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ for her novel Half of a Yellow Sun (HarperCollins). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-11 09:24:21 UTC ]
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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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World Literature Today Announces 2024 Student Translation Prize Winners, by the Editors of WLT

World Literature Today Announces 2024 Student Translation Prize Winners, by the Editors of WLT News and Events [email protected] Tue, 05/14/2024 - 16:27 Lucy Coleman and Madeline Jones, winners of the 2024 Student Translation PrizesWorld Literature... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2024-05-14 21:27:38 UTC ]
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How Fall Became The Big Season in Book Publishing

How Fall Became The Big Season in Publishing, SHOGUN Season 2 news, a RED, WHITE, & ROYAL BLUE sequel, and Amazon's Big Book Sale is Live...and Good. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Here are this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners.

The winners and nominated finalists of the 2024 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today by administrator Marjorie Miller via remote video stream. The winners each take home $15,000 dollars and serious bragging rights, not to mention a ticket into a very illustrious club. The full list of winners... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-05-06 19:40:29 UTC ]
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'Night Watch,' 'A Day in the Life of Abed Salama,' 'King' Among 2024 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Novelist Jayne Anne Phillips, journalist Nathan Thrall, and biographer Jonathan Eig were among the winners of the 108th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism and in Arts and Letters, announced May 6. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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