Here are five areas of strategic impact that both publishers and printers need to look at and plan to work with.
Africa is 'one of the most under-represented regions in global literature,' Bodour Al Qasimi tells IPA's Nairobi seminar. 'We want you to reverse these facts.' The post IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi to IPA’s Africa Seminar: ‘Everyone Is Equally Responsible’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Authors who write about marginalised communities are facing abuse, boycotts and even death threats. What is cancel culture doing to young adult fiction?Earlier this month, the author and screenwriter Gareth Roberts announced that his story was being removed from a forthcoming Doctor Who anthology. Having been shown Roberts’s past tweets about transgender people, BBC Books…
Hamish Hamilton will publish The School of Life: An Emotional Education from Alain de Botton’s The School of Life in September.
Trapeze has snapped up a “sweeping” love story by Michelle Adams, marking a change in direction for the suspense author and scientist, as the Cornwall-based tale also attracts auctions and pre-empts from across the world.
George R R Martin is making a UK visit and appearing in a Waterstones event to discuss his latest book, Fire and Blood (HarperCollins).
African publishers should publish more books in indigenous languages to stop their disappearance and to increase the awareness of African writers in their own countries, the celebrated Kenyan writer and activist Ngugi wa Thiong’o told delegates at the second International Publishers Association conference on African publishing.
John Blake Publishing has bagged the true story behind Birmingham’s Peaky Blinders by Professor Carl Chinn.
William Collins has acquired writer and wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill’s debut, How to Speak Whale. Tom Killingbeck, commissioning editor at William Collins, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Kerry Glencorse at Susanna Lea Associates in a competitive auction. Publication will be Spring 2021.
US distribution giant Readerlink LLC has missed the midnight deadline for a rival bid to Waterstones owner Elliott Advisors Ltd for Barnes & Noble, but could still propose a counter-offer.
As the International Publishers Association’s Africa Seminar in Nairobi moves into its second day, priority issues come into focus, and the trends appear. The post ‘Africa Rising’ Day Two: Indigenous Languages, Copyright, Youth, Education and Action appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had said it would stand by Outrages after row in UK over its historical accuracy, but has now recalled copies from storesNaomi Wolf’s US publisher has postponed the release of her new book and is recalling copies from booksellers, saying that new questions have arisen over the book’s content.Outrages, which argues that…
In opening the second International Publishers Association Africa Seminar event in Kenya, IPA president Hugo Setzer quotes Desmond Tutu on ubuntu: 'You can’t exist as a human being in isolation.' The post IPA’s Hugo Setzer to Africa’s Publishers at Nairobi: ‘We Need You’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
In a warm welcome to the 'Africa Rising' conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya Publishers Association chair Lawrence Njagi warns that without more indigenous-language publishing, children could face losing some of their lingistic identity. The post Kenya Publishers Association’s Lawrence Njagi at Nairobi: ‘African Languages’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.