Trade

Freight Books: liquidator takes control of award-winning Scottish publisher
October 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Former Scottish publisher of the year wrote to its authors at the beginning of October, encouraging them to buy back their own booksA liquidator has been appointed for the troubled publisher Freight Books, a one-time star of the Scottish publishing scene that was named Scottish publisher of the year in 2015.According to documents filed at…

Press Release: Jon Fine Joins Open Road Integrated Media as SVP and Publisher
October 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm

New York, NY (October 27, 2017): Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) announced today that Jon Fine, a legal and business strategist for digital media startups and traditional publishers, will join OR/M as Senior Vice President and Publisher effective Monday October 30. Previously Fine spent nine years at Amazon as General Counsel, Vice President Business Development…

Paul Hollywood’s new baking book expected to sell like you-know-what
October 24, 2017 at 8:06 am

Bloomsbury to publish Great British Bake Off judge’s A Baker’s Life, accompanied by new four-part TV series, in NovemberBloomsbury, the publisher of Paul Hollywood’s new book, A Baker’s Life, is predicting it will be one of the bestsellers this Christmas, thanks in part to the successful reinvention of The Great British Bake Off.Hollywood’s latest book…

The persuasive art of the dust jacket
October 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Book covers have long been a source of artistic quality and, in the age of Kindle, are reintroducing more and more of us to the pleasures of traditional reading• Click here to view of gallery of of images from The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970When the essayist and caricaturist Sir Max Beerbohm learned in 1949 that…

Male writers still dominate book reviews and critic jobs, Vida study finds
October 19, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The annual Vida count of authors across the world suggests about two-thirds of those published, and the critics who review them, are men – but their intersectionality survey is less conclusiveThe 2016 Vida count has been released and it demonstrates yet again that the media can’t seem to locate enough female writers. Every year Vida…

Philip Pullman launches La Belle Sauvage and says sequel is finished
October 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Author reveals that first book in new trilogy, The Book of Dust, is bleaker than previous books and could be known as ‘His Darker Materials’Review of La Belle Sauvage – worth the waitAfter waiting 17 years for his follow-up to the His Dark Materials trilogy, fans of Philip Pullman won’t have to wait as long…

Proud to have published Audre Lorde in the UK | Letters
October 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm

At Sheba Feminist Press we published Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, The Cancer Journals, Our Dead Behind Us, and A Burst of Light: and Other Essays, writes Sue O’SullivanRO Kwon’s review of a welcome new collection of Audre Lorde’s work (4 October) rightly highlights the late American writer’s relevance for today. But…

How do you win the Man Booker prize? Move to New York or London | Lucy Diver
October 16, 2017 at 11:10 am

The prize used to champion unknowns and outsiders. But a 2014 rule change has cemented the neo-colonial cultural dominance of the US and the UKThe upstairs room of an indie bookstore. A book launch for a local author. Crisps and wine are being handed out, a buzz is in the air, congratulations are showered upon…

Good Gaul: Asterix illustration sells for record €1.4m in Paris
October 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

The drawing for Asterix and the Banquet, signed by its creators, was only expected to sell for between €180,000 and €200,000An original illustration for the cover of one of the early Asterix comic books has sold for a record €1.4m (£1.25m) at auction , more than seven times its expected price, an auction house announced.The…