Retirement Community Residents Write Surprise WWII Hit

A last-minute addition to the University Press of New England list has become the fastest-selling book in the Hanover, N.H., university press consortium’s 42-year history and its first book to hit Amazon’s top 10. World War II Remembered isn’t even published by one of its regular distribution clients. Instead, UPNE took on the self-published book five days before Christmas to help its neighbors at the Kendal at Hanover retirement community. They had already sold through their thousand-copy first printing when they learned that Brian Williams was interested in airing a segment on NBC. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #fastest-selling book #self-published book #university press

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Retirement Community Residents Write Surprise WWII Hit'


Bloomsbury has transformed 'surprisingly well' despite severity of pandemic hit, says Newton

Bloomsbury chief executive Nigel Newton has said the beginning of the pandemic had a severely negative impact on Bloomsbury's sales, but that overall the company had "transformed surprisingly well". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-02 01:56:06 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bloomsbury


Big Black Chapters: Navigating Diversity Within the Indie Writing Community

Two authors build a unique writing space for African American #OwnVoices storytellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with:


PFD's Agora Books launches writing community and prize

Peters Fraser + Dunlop e-book imprint Agora Books has launched a prize to celebrate its new writers’ group, Lost the Plot, which offers "no-nonsense advice, industry insight, and community connection". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-26 18:08:57 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #no-nonsense advice


GP’s diary of the absurd set to be surprise festive hit

A Country Doctor’s Commonplace Book by Philip Rhys Evans is on its way to be this year’s novelty bestsellerAfter a long career as a Suffolk GP, Dr Philip Rhys Evans may well be astonished to find himself lined up as a surprise literary hit this winter. But a short book compiled by the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #long career


Community Writing Sites Draw Hollywood Attention

In their search for material, producers are forging new relationships with online platforms. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #online platforms


Fantagraphics Has Surprise Hit in Debut ‘My Favorite Thing is Monsters’

The Seattle-based indie comics press has ordered the largest second printing in its 40-year history for Emil Ferris' literary graphic novel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #emil ferris #favorite thing #surprise hit


The Upstart Pub Behind the Surprise Hit, 'Calendar Girl'

Waterhouse Press, which published the bestselling 12-book erotica series that 'USA Today' just touted as the next Fifty Shades of Grey, is taking a numbers-driven approach to cracking the bestseller list. So far, it seems to be working. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bestseller list #fifty shades #usa today #waterhouse press #calendar girl #surprise hit


Patterson tops chart as Ehrlin scores surprise hit

James Patterson has jumped to the top of the UK Top 50 chart this week with 14th Deadly Sin (Arrow)—his 21st individual title to reach the summit since Nielsen BookScan’s records began. However, Swedish author Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin has scored a surprise hit with his picture book The Rabbit... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #createspace platform #fall asleep #surprise hit #records began #nielsen bookscan #james patterson


Authonomy writing community closed by HarperCollins

The peer-review site for budding authors, which generated publishing contracts for some of its members, is to close at the end of SeptemberAuthors are mourning the closure of Authonomy, the online community for would-be writers set up by HarperCollins seven years ago as a way to source new... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #kat french #steven dunne #miranda dickinson #including works #cory doctorow #online community


Can digital community support writing, really?

Not unlike climate change, it's something that digital-age writers worry about, but can't nail down. I'm not sure what effect the accepting warmth of digital communities has on our literature. I don't think encouraging people can make bad writing suddenly appeal to the masses. Are the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Godine Has Surprise Hit

The Boston publisher has gone back to press for a second printing of a book by furniture maker Peter Korn that combines the personal with creative practice. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #boston publisher #surprise hit


Random House Launches SF/Fantasy Writing Community

Suvudu, Random House's online destination for science fiction and fantasy fans, launched Suvudu Universe, an online community for SF and fantasy bloggers. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #online community #science fiction #random house


To Grow Consumer Revenue, Publishers Tap Into Communities Within Communities

Innovative paid content programs and direct-to-consumer strategies are reshaping sustainable revenue models. What can publishers learn from marketers of personalized dog food, Merino wool sneakers or vegan meal subscriptions? The lesson is clear: find niche passions, eliminate middlemen and get... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-12-10 21:05:05 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hearst #natural extension #product development


How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-09-25 16:27:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #yellow house


How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write

Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House is a feat—a memoir and historical narrative created amid governmental bureaucracy and resistance from some of her subjects. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2019-09-25 16:27:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #yellow house


New Writing North offers TV writing placements

New Writing North, working with Channel 4, Northumbria University and Lime Pictures, is offering aspiring TV writers from the North of England 12-month placements in either soap or children’s drama production companies. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #lime pictures #northumbria university #writing north


Struggling as an author? Stop writing only what you want to write

Earning a living as a writer is as likely as winning the lottery. Instead of writing books and persuading others to buy them, find out what people want to write, then do it for themPhilip Pullman: professional writers set to become ‘an endangered species’ due to low wagesI left school with a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #rejection slip


How to write a book – top tips for National Novel Writing Month

Welcome to NaNoWriMo! MG Leonard (who wrote her first book Beetle Boy in six months, one hour a day) has tips on how to do it. And it starts with writing EVERY SINGLE DAY NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and takes place every November. It’s for anyone thinking about writing a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #books site #guardian children #jennifer niven #ya books #rainbow rowell #erin morgenstern


Helen Macdonald | 'When I start writing [an essay], it always feels like a kind of puzzle'

Helen Macdonald follows her acclaimed début with an eclectic anthology, one which is overtly political Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-13 10:10:58 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #helen macdonald