The 15th-Century Wool Worker’s Son Who Made Books for Princes and Popes

“The Bookseller of Florence,” by Ross King, tells the history of Renaissance bookmaking through the story of Vespasiano da Bisticci, who rose from humble roots to dominate the trade. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

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'Why can we come up with fantasy stories that are like dragons and mythical creatures,' asks Swedish manga artist Natalia Batista, 'but we can’t come up with a story with women as the ruling gender?' She answers her own question with 'Sword Princess Amaltea.' The post Damsels Rescuing Princes in... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Weekly E-Book Ranking: Gail prevails for 15th number one

While Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine vacated its print number one in the week this chart covers, Gail Honeyman is nowhere near done in the Weekly E-Book Ranking: The British Book Awards’ Book of the Year notched up a 15th week as the ebook number one. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Ian McEwan admits to only earning C-grade after helping son with essay on one of his books

Ian McEwan, the award-winning author, has admitted feeling "a little dubious" about people being compelled to study his books, after helping his son with an essay about his own novel and receiving a C. Continue reading at Stuff

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Macmillan Buys US Rights to Cao Wenxuan’s Latest Book from 21st Century Publishing Group

At a special ceremony during the Bologna Book Fair, Macmillan and 21st Century Publishing Group celebrated a new rights deal for Chinese author Cao Wenxuan's book, 'Summer'. The post Macmillan Buys US Rights to Cao Wenxuan’s Latest Book from 21st Century Publishing Group appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bluebird wins auction for Pope's 'timely' next book

Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird has signed a "revealing" new book on politics and society by His Holiness Pope Francis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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St. Martin's Acquires Book by Pope Francis

'A Future of Faith: The Path of Change in Politics and Society' by Pope Francis and French sociologist Dominique Wolton, based on a series of talks the two had last spring, will be published in North America in August. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Guangdong New Century Publishing House

This is the Chinese home of the Wimpy Kid series, which made its first appearance in China in 2009 and has since sold more than 9.2 million copies. The decision to ignore market skepticism (this comics-style series with American humor and school culture was initially deemed unworkable in China)... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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David Bowie's son launches book club in his honour

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Bluebird acquires book on happiness by Pope Francis

Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird has acquired a new book by Pope Francis, a rumination on happiness called Happiness in this Life. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Agent Mackenzie Smith made S&S picture book editorial director

Helen Mackenzie Smith is leaving the Bell Lomax Moreton Agency to become editorial director for children’s picture books and novelties at Simon & Schuster UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Random House to Publish New Pope Francis Book

The publisher won North American and audio rights, at auction, to ‘Happiness In This Life,’ a collection of Pope Francis’s short speeches and homilies, slated for publication in December. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Antifa: the Anti-fascist Handbook – 'What Trump said made the book seem even more urgent'

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Children’s Books in China 2017: 21st Century Publishing Group

Voted Best Children’s Publisher in Asia at the 2015 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, 21st Century Publishing Group has come a long way in its 32 years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Gottwals Books Turns 10, Adds 15th Store

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[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Michael Palin book on doomed 19th-century British expedition

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Prince Charles pens climate change book for new Ladybird Expert series

Prince Charles has written a book on climate change as part of a new Ladybird Expert series, set to be published later this month. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has written The Ladybird Expert Book on Climate Change, outlining its challenges and possible solutions, along with former... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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