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Self-published archaeological thriller takes £20,000 Amazon award
July 28, 2017 at 10:07 am

The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater is inaugural winner of online retailer’s DIY publishing prizeThe writer David Leadbeater has struck gold with his self-published archaeological thriller, The Relic Hunters, scooping up the first Amazon Kindle Storyteller award.Leadbeater pronounced it “a dream come true” to win the £20,000 award, which is open to writers who produce…

The Commuter Pig Keeper triumphs at oddest book title award
July 28, 2017 at 6:17 am

Fresh from a win at the Weald and Downland rare breed show, author Michaela Giles ‘beyond excited’ to have taken the annual Diagram prize as wellIn good news for readers who struggle to find space in their busy schedules to look after their pigs, The Commuter Pig Keeper has won the Bookseller magazine’s Diagram prize…

‘Touchstone Texts’: On Translating a Nordic Prize-Winner from Iceland
July 28, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Conversational Reading: 'To be nationally international' is a lesson, says Lytton Smith, of translating 'Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller.' The post ‘Touchstone Texts’: On Translating a Nordic Prize-Winner from Iceland appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Hillary Clinton to 'let her guard down' in candid 2016 election memoir
July 27, 2017 at 8:33 am

What Happened, due out in September, will tell her story of the electoral battle with Donald Trump in ‘a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation’Hillary Clinton has promised that she will be “letting [her] guard down” in the most personal book she has yet written: a memoir due out in September…

‘Man Booker Dozen’ Revealed: The Prize Announces Its 2017 Longlist
July 26, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Last year's winner, Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout,' has sold rights into 26 foreign languages, 19 since he won the Man Booker Prize, say organizers. The post ‘Man Booker Dozen’ Revealed: The Prize Announces Its 2017 Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Urvashi Butalia, Goethe Medal Winner, on Literature and Success
July 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Scroll.in: Indian feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia has 'a constant feeling that there is so much more to do...I hope it never leaves me.' The post Urvashi Butalia, Goethe Medal Winner, on Literature and Success appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

International Publishers Association Monitors Cumhuriyet Trial in Turkey
July 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

Representatives from the International Publishers Association are in Istanbul to support 17 journalists who are on trial in Turkey on charges of aiding terrorists. The post International Publishers Association Monitors Cumhuriyet Trial in Turkey appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A New Zealand Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript: Submissions Open
July 25, 2017 at 2:30 am

Created in memory of the late New Zealand literary community figure Michael Gifkins, the new award provides a publishing contract and advance. The post A New Zealand Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript: Submissions Open appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.