Virago aims for 'major reappraisal' of Ann Petry's work with 2020 reissues

Virago Modern Classics is publishing two novels by Ann Petry next year, The Street and The Narrows, in a bid to spark "a major reappraisal" of the author's work.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-22 08:24:55 UTC ]
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Tayari Jones on the Necessary American History of Ann Petry’s The Street

The Street is a groundbreaking work of American literature that is as relevant today as when it was published in 1946. When it won Ann Petry the Houghton Mifflin Prize for Debut Writers, the literary world was put on notice. Everyone agreed that the novel was brilliant, but, as is the case with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-06 09:47:44 UTC ]
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New Anne Enright novel on fame and sexual power set for 2020

Man Booker-winning author Anne Enright’s next novel, Actress, about sexual power and celebrity, will be published by Jonathan Cape in February 2020. Jonathan Cape publisher Robin Robertson acquired UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Peter Straus of Rogers, Coleridge & White... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-27 08:38:57 UTC ]
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Working class writers' festival planned for 2020

Authors, publishers and trade professionals are joining together to launch a working class writers’ festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bloomsbury signs 'major' cultural history of work

Bloomsbury has acquired a "major work of non-fiction" that examines how work has shaped human civilisation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Green Tree signs 'major' new work on happiness

Bloomsbury imprint Green Tree has sign a "major" new work from journalist Jonathan Rauch. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Major' new work from William Keegan to Biteback

Biteback Publishing is to release a "major" new work by veteran journalist William Keegan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Facebook Aims to Promote Better Journalism, Fight Hoaxes and Work With Local News Outlets

In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook laid out a fairly elaborate plan to promote better media reporting and consumption. Called the Facebook Journalism Project, it includes a local news initiative, new storytelling formats and fighting hoaxes, among other items. With the current debate about... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Staff walk out of major French publishing house over working conditions

More than 100 staff of the La Martinière group walked out for an hour in protest over working conditions in the children and young adults book division, according to the French trade publication Livres Hebdo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Endless buys majority stake in The Works

Endless has acquired a larger stake in The Works, after buying executive chairman Anthony Solomon's stake, and is to open 30 new stores this year as part of its growth programme for 2015. Endless, a venture capitalist company which also owns a stake in The Book People, is now a majority... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Works plans major expansion

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 08:45 Discount retailer The Works has said it hopes to expand its stores in the UK by nearly 150, as well as growing its e-commerce business with the sale of ebooks. The retailer has opened 43 new stores this year—bringing its total... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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They worked at Apple, Amazon and Lyft. Now they're working to get you stoned

One person suggested Amazon bookstores should replace public libraries. Readers disagreed. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Can ‘Deep Work’ Really Work for You?

Cal Newport’s recent book champions the virtues of dedicated time for uninterrupted thinking. But can the perpetually overtasked modern worker make “deep work” a reality? Continue reading at [email protected]

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Cat People, Riposte and Works that Work: the niche world of indie magazines

Mainstream mags may be shutting down, but specialist publishing has never been in healthier shape. So which magazines should you be subscribing to?While mainstream magazines are seeing sales fall, and long-standing titles such as Loaded are printing their final issues, the world of niche,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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CILIP moves celebrations for 2020's Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners

CILIP is postponing the winners' ceremony for the 2020 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals and extending its Shadowing Scheme until October, taking into account the government's advice concerning the ongoing pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Goldsboro Books announces 2020 Glass Bell Award longlist

Bernardine Evaristo's Booker-winning Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) and Robert Harris' The Second Sleep (Cornerstone) both feature on the 12-strong longlist for the 2020 Glass Bell Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-05 17:10:42 UTC ]
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Submissions Open for 2020 PW Star Watch

Nominations are now open for the sixth annual PW Star Watch program, organized by Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Deals: Week of April 6, 2020

Among the big books that sold this week are a memoir by actor Billy Dee Williams and Elizabeth George’s 21st Inspector Lynley mystery. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New Works by Writers with Disabilities Hit Publisher Lists

For the first time, a spate of new and forthcoming titles written by people with disabilities across the United States suggests that the publishing industry may finally be amplifying their voices and stories. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2020

Mango Publishing tops the list for the second year in a row, while other presses are finding their own paths to move ahead. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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