When ‘red lines’ work, and when they fail

Obama’s unfulfilled threat to Assad is among the episodes David Andelman explores. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-31 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Does Twitter pitching work?

As this week’s FutureBook20 conference has shown, this is a year where change is at the top of the agenda for the publishing industry. And when it comes to changing the sort of books that get published and the sort of authors whose voices are heard, broadening the acquisition process is crucial. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-20 22:39:15 UTC ]
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50 notable works of fiction in 2020

The novels that captivated us include James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” and Hilary Mantel’s “The Mirror and the Light.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-19 13:30:00 UTC ]
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'Much work to do': pay transparency and hiring processes must change now, FutureBook hears

Ensuring transparency around pay, demystifying the hiring process and giving illustrators the recognition they deserve are among the most fundamental changes the industry needs to make now, delegates at The Bookseller's FutureBook conference heard. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 02:31:32 UTC ]
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How Steve Martin and illustrator Harry Bliss ended up working on the ‘upbeat book’ we all need right now

The actor-writer-musician and illustrator teamed up on the new book “A Wealth of Pigeons.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-16 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Kamala Harris added to line-up for Little People, Big Dreams series

The Quarto Group's Frances Lincoln Children’s Books imprint has added US vice-president-elect Kamala Harris to its Little People, Big Dreams list for 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-15 14:59:22 UTC ]
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The Bookseller survey: working during a second lockdown

With most of the British Isles going back into lockdown over the past few weeks, The Bookseller is inviting people from across the trade to share their thoughts and experiences. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-09 01:38:36 UTC ]
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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate: PW Talks with Peter Bagge

This month, cartoonist Peter Bagge returns to his indie comics roots and to Buddy Bradley, one of his most enduring characters, when Fantagraphics publishes 'The Complete Hate', a three-volume collection of Bagge’s fictional chronicle of the gruff, heading nowhere fast 1990s slacker. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Nobrow lines up three further Hilda adventures as Netflix adaptation enters second series

​Nobrow will next month release three further Hilda books to tie in with the release of the second TV series starring the character on Netflix.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-29 22:16:04 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Works by C. S. Lewis

Although Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) – known as ‘Jack’ to his friends and family – is best-known for his seven children’s fantasy novels set in the land of Narnia, C. S. Lewis wrote a number of other works – fiction and non-fiction, science fiction and literary criticism – which have […] Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-10-29 15:00:09 UTC ]
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Heather Clark’s ‘Red Comet’ is an exhaustively researched, often brilliant biography of Sylvia Plath

“Red Comet” is a prizeworthy contribution to literary scholarship and biographical journalism. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-28 13:21:04 UTC ]
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Jones, Trollope and Reichs in Richard & Judy Christmas line-up

Tayari Jones, Joanna Trollope and Kathy Reichs are among the authors selected for Richard & Judy's Christmas Book Club, which this year is dominated by thrillers.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-22 09:21:24 UTC ]
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Getting an MLIS While Working Full Time

Getting an MLIS to work in libraries while working a full time job can be challenging, and this librarian shares her experience. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-12 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Government must pressure Amazon over working conditions, unions say

Unions are calling on the UK government to exert pressure on Amazon over its working conditions after a report by the TUC claimed the retail giant had been awarded government and local authority contracts worth £630m since 2015. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-12 09:51:08 UTC ]
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Monday line-up for virtual Futurebook announced

FutureBook, The Bookseller's publishing conference, has announced the first speakers for its five-day virtual event. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-07 09:00:31 UTC ]
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Fox News Is Launching a Book Line

Fox News has created Fox News Books and signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins, whose Broadside Books will oversee the imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘Fauci,’ a Doctor Whose Work and Mission Have Been Shaped by Politics

Michael Specter’s audiobook biography shapes the story of Anthony Fauci into a stirring, and very American, morality play. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-10-06 20:52:57 UTC ]
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Douglas Stuart | 'Representation of the working-class is essential for diversity in literature'

Scottish author Douglas Stuart talks to us about his Booker Prize 2020-shortlisted début novel, Shuggie Bain.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-15 13:46:50 UTC ]
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Climate activists accused of ‘attacking free press’ by blockading print works

Extinction Rebellion protests at News Corp sites condemned by Society of Editors as ‘attempt to silence other voices’Ministers and MPs from all parts of the political spectrum have condemned Extinction Rebellion for blocking the delivery of newspapers across the UK on Saturday.Four national... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-05 17:00:00 UTC ]
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Tayari Jones and Marlon James among Aké Festival line-up

Authors including Tayari Jones, Marlon James, Esi Edugyan and Derek Owusu are attending the digital Aké Festival this October, showcasing African creative voices in a celebration of black excellence, resilience and resistance. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-24 03:44:25 UTC ]
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A friendship ‘too big to fail’

Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow on the joy, and the work, of their deep relationship. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-14 12:00:00 UTC ]
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