PRH snaps up novel adaptation of Broadway 'phenomenon' Dear Evan Hansen

Penguin Random House is to publish Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, a "sharply funny and poignant" book which will expand upon the story and characters made famous by the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Horse Whisperer author Nicholas Evans dies at 72

Novel by writer, who lived in Devon until fatal heart attack, was made into a film starring Robert RedfordNicholas Evans, the bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer, has died at the age of 72. In a statement, United Agents said the “much-loved” writer had died following a heart attack on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-08-15 10:27:18 UTC ]
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DOJ v PRH: Agents Have Their Say

In a day dominated by testimony from some of publishing's leading agents, the overall theme was that the biggest advance is not the only thing that is important in reaching an agreement with a publisher, and that these agents believe that S&S authors would benefit from becoming part of PRH. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v. PRH: Agents, Publishers Move Center Stage

As attorneys for Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster took their turn to defend PRH's purchase of S&S, William Morris Endeavor's Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Gallery publisher Jennifer Bergstrom, and Norton's John Glusman found themselves in the witness chair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Richard Charkin: Dear Literary Agent

Richard Charkin offers 'a heartfelt apology,' writing that he now finds literary agents 'trusted go-betweens and understanding partners.' The post Richard Charkin: Dear Literary Agent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-08-10 17:00:17 UTC ]
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DOJ v PRH: Brian Murray Still Wants S&S at HarperCollins

HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray, testifying in the trial over whether the Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster sale will go through, said he was “shocked” by the price PRH offered for S&S. Later in the day, the defense cross-examined the government's economic witness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v. PRH: All Our Coverage

A compilation of PW's coverage of the DOJ's bid to block Penguin Random House's acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v. PRH: Markus Dohle's Silicon Valley of Media

In roughly five hours of testimony on Thursday, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle jousted with government lawyers over PRH's market share, his commitment to allow PRH and S&S editors to bid on the same books if the merger is completed, and other issues tied to what the impact of a... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v PRH: Karp's Second Day of Testimony

Simon & Schuster Jonathan Karp was again the featured witness as PRH attorneys pressed their case that the merger of the two companies would be good for S&S's authors. Morrow's Liate Stehlik and Michael Jacobs of Abrams also took the witness stand. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v PRH: Jonathan Karp and Stephen King Take the Stand

Day two of the DOJ's trial to block PRH from acquiring S&S featured a little star power: bestselling author Stephen King. In terms of the case before the court, however, the highlight of the day was the testimony of S&S CEO Jonathan Karp. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The PRH-S&S Acquisition Case Goes to Court

The United States' Department of Justice is suing to block the Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster merger deal struck in late 2020. The post The PRH-S&S Acquisition Case Goes to Court appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-08-01 13:55:05 UTC ]
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Eli Evans, ‘poet laureate’ of the Jews of the South, dies at 85

The memoirist and author was best known for his book “The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South." Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-07-29 02:26:02 UTC ]
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In Final Briefs, DOJ, PRH Flesh Out Arguments Ahead of Trial

Attorneys for both parties filed a host of final briefs on July 22, including their individual pre-trial statements and briefs on a handful of lingering (but potentially significant) evidentiary question likely to be settled early this week. Oral arguments in the case are set to begin on August 1. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Showdown: DOJ’s Bid to Block PRH Acquisition of S&S Is Heading to Trial

With oral arguments set to begin on August 1, the closely watched case holds major implications for a publishing industry grappling with consolidation and for government regulators facing growing calls for more vigilant antitrust enforcement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Announces Michelle Obama's New Book

Former First Lady and bestselling author Michelle Obama's next book, 'The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times,' will be released on November 15. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Stephen King, Andrew Solomon, and a bunch of agents are set to testify in the PRH antitrust trial.

The federal government’s civil suit to block the acquisition of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House is chugging along, with the trial set to begin on August 1. Exhibits to the joint pretrial motion, filed July 15, included lists of witnesses for both sides. Witnesses for both sides... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-20 16:13:34 UTC ]
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Fun fact: Zadie Smith’s younger brother is in the bad Austen adaptation.

Today in extremely niche literary world factoids: in case you didn’t know (I did not) Zadie Smith has a younger brother named Ben Bailey Smith, an actor and standup who goes by Doc Brown, admires Taylor Swift’s writing ability, and features in Netflix’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-07-20 16:07:31 UTC ]
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The new Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman features a Black Loman family.

Death of a Salesman is returning to Broadway! In 1949, Arthur Miller won the Pulitzer Prize for this play, a critique of the futility of chasing the American Dream. Willy Loman has spent so much of his life on the road as a traveling salesman; upon returning home, he comes to the shattering... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-01 15:31:43 UTC ]
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Some of the Best Recent Book Adaptations

Let’s take a deep dive into what makes book adaptations good and take a look at some of the best recent book adaptations you can watch! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-05-27 10:38:00 UTC ]
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Steve Paul and Henry Schvey on How Evan S. Connell and Tennessee Williams Never Really Left Missouri

Journalist and biographer Steve Paul and writer and Washington University professor Henry Schvey join host Whitney Terrell live from the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, to discuss their books on novelist Evan S. Connell and Tennessee Williams, respectively. Each of the old masters... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-05-19 08:51:27 UTC ]
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Adapting to Changes in Pay-per-Click Advertising

In this panel—scheduled for May 24, 3–4 p.m. ET, and moderated by Carlyn Robertson, marketing lead at BookBub—book marketing experts will discuss what’s changed in the world of digital advertising in the past year. Topics of discussion include how marketers can adapt as major ad platforms and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-05-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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