Ernest Hemingway

A just ever so slightly surprising headline has appeared in The Bookseller, bible of the UK book trade. “Hemingway’s work goes digital for the first time,” it claims. And for one anxiety-inducing moment, I rushed to Amazon to check if it was true. After all, my old Microsoft Reader copy of A Moveable Feast is […]

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Ernest Hemingway's collected works will be made available in e-book for the first time in a global project by Simon & Schuster.
Twenty-eight titles will feature in The Hemingway Collection, to be published in digital in the UK on 22nd May in a "fresh and modern" style. Designer Tom Poland was commissioned to create "bold, clean, bright images" that "stand apart from the classic designs previously seen on bookshelves and illuminate screens with the same vigour as Hemingway's work."

As First World Problems go, the awfulness of the author’s book tour is hardly a novel one.  Yet a recent column in Salon by “Go The F*** To Sleep” writer Adam Mansbach on the horror that is the under-attended bookstore appearance provoked a notably strong response, both among those who sympathized with his plight, or at least found his description of it worth a chuckle, and among those who were less than amused.

To the latter, many of whom work in the book industry, Mansbach displayed a lack of graciousness…

Michael Pietsch is Executive Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company. On April 1 he will step into the role of CEO of the Hachette Book Group. Here Pietsch shares some thoughts about his career with Book Business.

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