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Trade Association SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), a non-profit trade group for digital and screen printing professionals, announced today that it has acquired NAPCO Media, the parent company of Book Business and publisher of multiple brands serving the printing, promotional products, retail, non-profit, media, and marketing industries.

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The Far Side trails 'new online era' for Gary Larson's beloved cartoons
September 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Immediate excitement has greeted one of the first sign of life from the hugely popular franchise since the publicity-shy artist retired it in 1995Fans of the surreal, the bizarre and sardonic anthropomorphic cows are in a fervour after The Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson’s website was updated this weekend with promises of “a new online…

Words Without Borders September: Norway Carries Dreams to Frankfurt
September 16, 2019 at 1:30 am

Ahead of the Frankfurter Buchmesse's Guest of Honor Norway programming, 'Words Without Borders' offers a layered, contemporary take on Norwegian literature. The post Words Without Borders September: Norway Carries Dreams to Frankfurt appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The UK’s Nonfiction Baillie Gifford Prize Announces a 2019 Longlist
September 16, 2019 at 12:30 am

The £50,000 Baillie Gifford Prize–formerly the Samuel Johnson–features themes running from modern-day piracy to Turkish imprisonment and housing crises. The post The UK’s Nonfiction Baillie Gifford Prize Announces a 2019 Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Chicago Review Press Acquires Amberjack Publishing
September 16, 2019

In a deal that closed September 13, Chicago Review Press acquired Amberjack Publishing. Based in Eagle, Idaho, Amberjack has a backlist of 63 titles, including 'Girl Boner' (2017).

After Caroline Calloway: should ghostwriters speak out against their subjects?
September 13, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Natalie Beach’s tell-all about the controversial influencer wasn’t the first case of a ghost exposing their subject, following Julian Assange and Donald TrumpThirty years after ghostwriting Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal, Tony Schwartz described the experience as like putting lipstick on a pig. He felt a “deep sense of remorse” at helping bring…

For the Record: signs of trouble before David Cameron book hits shelves
September 13, 2019 at 8:01 am

Preorders appear sluggish and some shops in remain-voting areas say they won’t stock memoirCameron suspected Cummings of ‘dripping poison’ into Gove’s earIt is the fruit of three years’ work, at least some of which is presumed to have taken place inside a £25,000 shepherd’s hut. The much-anticipated publication next week of For the Record, David…

At Frankfurter Buchmesse: The Gypsy Pavilion Stages Romani Culture
September 13, 2019 at 1:31 am

In a series of events at the Hall 5.0 Gypsy Pavilion and on other stages, Roma literature and artistry will make an inaugural appearance as an organized presence this year. The post At Frankfurter Buchmesse: The Gypsy Pavilion Stages Romani Culture appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Something for Everyone at DBW
September 13, 2019

A thousand people turned up for the revamped Digital Book World, which ran last week in Nashville.

Maya Author Sol Ceh Moo Wins Guadalajara Fair’s Indigenous Literature Award
September 12, 2019 at 11:35 pm

In prizes announced for the 2019 Guadalajara International Book Fair, Sol Ceh Moo, David Huerta, and María Baranda are listed for this year's top honors. The post Maya Author Sol Ceh Moo Wins Guadalajara Fair’s Indigenous Literature Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Edmund White Is National Book Awards’ Distinguished Contribution Medalist
September 12, 2019 at 10:51 pm

The iconic fiction and nonfiction writer of 20th-century American gay life, Edmund White, receives the medal from film director John Waters on November 20. The post Edmund White Is National Book Awards’ Distinguished Contribution Medalist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Ian McEwan announces surprise Brexit satire, The Cockroach
September 12, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Out this month, the Kafkaesque novella sees a man wake up as prime minister and is described by the author as a ‘therapeutic response’ to Brexit turmoilIn Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa awoke to discover that he had been transformed into a monstrous beetle. Now, in Ian McEwan’s unexpected new project, Jim Sams wakes and finds…

Canada’s Greystone Books Announces Issue-Driven Kids’ List in the UK
September 12, 2019 at 9:50 am

'Topics of inclusion, global issues, science, the environment, and nature themes' are the focus of Greystone's new line of books for children. The post Canada’s Greystone Books Announces Issue-Driven Kids’ List in the UK appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: AAP Flags Declining US Student Spending on Textbooks
September 12, 2019 at 3:55 am

Two studies from campus research programs indicate that 'students are taking full advantage of the new, cost-effective options' from publishers. The post Industry Notes: AAP Flags Declining US Student Spending on Textbooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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