The 20 Best Debuts of the Second Half of 2019

It is next to impossible to read every debut book that comes out in a single year. Even for me, a person who has dedicated the year to reading as many debuts as humanly possible and interviewing newly-published authors for my website Debutiful. Every month, my to-be-read pile grows larger and larger, teetering precariously on my […] The post The 20 Best Debuts of the Second Half of 2019 appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Lit Hub Daily: November 20, 2019

Ahead of tonight’s ceremony, we looked back at every National Book Award for Fiction and Nonfiction winner of the 21st century. | Book Marks “A closeness comes from an every-day giving of attention.” Nina McLaughlin on finding the natural world in Ovid. | Lit Hub What does the debutante ball... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Ian Williams wins the 2019 Scotiabank Giller prize for debut novel

Ian Williams has won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's richest literary award for fiction, for his novel Reproduction.  Continue reading at CBC

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Debuts compete for 2019 JCB Prize for Literature

Two debut novelists, Roshan Ali and Madhuri Vijay, are in the running for India's richest literary award, the 2019 JCB Prize for Literature, alongside three other writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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NYCC 2019: Events at Javits, NYPL; Abrams Debuts New LGBTQ Graphic Imprint

New York Comic Con, which will run from Oct. 3-6 at the Javits Center, kicked off its 2019 show at another venue, the New York Public Library, and with a flurry of announcements that included a new LGBTQ imprint at Abrams, and news about Lion Forge and its Magnetic Press imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Here are the seven shortlisted debut novels for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Lit Hub is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. This year’s judging panel included Tommy Orange, Emma Straub, Monique Truong, Maaza Mengiste, and Claire Messud. They are: De’Shawn Charles Winslow, In West Mills Chia-Chia Lin, The Unpassing Julia... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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The Week in Libraries: September 20, 2019

Among the week's headlines: As Banned Books Week kicks off, the DoJ sues Edward Snowden over his just-published memoir; NPR reports on how a Colorado library is seeking to help its local town's news operation; and rave reviews for a new Queens Public Library building, which opens next week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Open Road Revenue Up 36% in First Half of 2019

Open Road said revenue in the first six months of 2019 rose 36% over the comparable period in 2018, while earnings jumped 72%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Big Pubs Have Mixed First Half of 2019

The first six months of 2019 were something of a mixed bag for trade publishers whose financial results are publicly reported. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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China’s Book Market in the First Half of 2019: Up 10.82 Percent

In another period of double-digit growth for China's book market, children's books are the largest category by sales and online retail is still growing. The post China’s Book Market in the First Half of 2019: Up 10.82 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Print Units Fell 1.9% in the First Half of 2019

With print unit sales of adult fiction falling 5.1% in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, overall units dropped 1.9% in the period. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2019 Book Preview

More than 100 books. New novels from Margaret Atwood, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Colson Whitehead. Zadie Smith short stories. What more could you want? (Except to have them all RIGHT NOW.) The post Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2019 Book Preview appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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BookExpo 2019: Julie Murphy Makes Her Middle Grade Debut

Murphy says that she was inspired to write for a younger age group because of the reception she received for 'Dumplin' ', which is about what it’s like to exist in a fatter body. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: Polis Debuts Diverse Imprint, Agora Books

Last December, Polis Books founder and publisher Jason Pinter announced that the press would add a new imprint devoted to crime writers with diverse voices, Agora Books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo 2019: A Robert Jordan Book Debuts, Four Decades Late

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, his wife and longtime editor, Harriet McDougal, wanted to shepherd his multivolume Wheel of Time series to completion, with Brandon Sanderson co-writing the final three books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW Picks: Books of the Week, May 20, 2019

This week: a scientist’s race to save her husband from a deadly superbug, plus a shiver-inducing Icelandic thriller. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Deals: Week of May 20, 2019

S&S lays down six figures for a YA debut, Dutton buys four new titles, Abrams goes for a graphic depiction of Guantanamo, and more in this week's notable book deals. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Verso to Debut New Fiction Line in Fall 2019

Verso Books, an independent publisher of works on radical politics, is launching Verso Fiction, a new imprint focused on translated fiction that will release its first two titles in the fall of 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Apple Books Category Bestsellers, January 20, 2019

The bestselling Apple Books in fiction and literature, mysteries and thrillers, health, mind & body, and more for the week ended January 20, 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The UK’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists: Half Debuts, £35,000 in Prize Money

The Costa Book Awards for 2018 drew a record 641 entries across the program's five categories. In January, the five category winners will be announced, followed  by the overall winner's ceremony. The post The UK’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists: Half Debuts, £35,000 in Prize Money appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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