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Criminal stereotypes
December 2, 2021 at 1:45 am

I was 10 years old when I read my first crime fiction novel. A charity shop copy of Agatha Christie’s 1935 Death in the Clouds, gifted from my gran. For the 38 years since I have devoured crime fiction and thrillers. And I am not alone. In the UK in June 2020, the publishing industry…

Bookstat: Gabaldon buzzing with latest pole
December 2, 2021 at 1:45 am

Diana Gabaldon’s Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone (Cornerstone) has buzzed straight into the Bookstat e-book number one, topping the chart in the same week it debuted in the Original Fiction top two through the TCM. 

Pandemic had 'significant impact' on CUP's finances
December 2, 2021 at 1:45 am

The pandemic had a “significant impact” on Cambridge University Press’ financial results for 2020-21, but the publisher remains “robust” according to its latest annual report.  

Obituary: Stan Remington
December 2, 2021 at 1:45 am

From 1971 to 1987, the period of fastest growth, BCA was run by Stan Remington. Wilbur’s death prompted me to contact his daughter to ensure he had heard the bad news. It turns out that he died, largely unrecorded in the trade press, in February this year. 

McCartney's The Lyrics named Waterstones Book of the Year
December 2, 2021 at 1:45 am

Paul McCartney’s "magnificent" The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present (Allen Lane) has been named Waterstones Book of the Year for 2021, while Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston's Julia and the Shark (Orion Children's Books) took the Children's Gift of the Year title.

Debut novel by ‘Russian Proust’ to be published in English for the first time
December 1, 2021 at 9:12 am

The translation of Deceit by ‘groundbreaking’ author Yuri Felsen, who died in Auschwitz in 1943, is set to come out next MayThe debut novel by Yuri Felsen, an author once regarded as the “Russian Proust” whose work has been forgotten since he died in Auschwitz in 1943, is set to be published in English for…

Marcus Rashford to publish children’s novel The Breakfast Club Adventures
December 1, 2021 at 7:04 am

The footballer and campaigner is writing story with Alex Falase-Koya, drawing on his own memories of friendships made before starting the school day Fresh from receiving an MBE for his campaigning to lift children out of poverty, Marcus Rashford is now warming up for a new challenge: the England footballer is writing a children’s novel.Rashford…

Alice Sebold’s publisher pulls memoir after overturned rape conviction
December 1, 2021 at 5:52 am

Scribner has responded to the news that Anthony Broadwater has been cleared of the crime at the centre of Lucky by ceasing to distribute the bookAlice Sebold’s publisher Scribner is pulling her 1999 memoir Lucky from shelves after a man was cleared of the rape at the heart of it.Anthony Broadwater was convicted of raping…

‘Stories From the Malaysian Archipelago’—And Kuala Lumpur’s Book Business
December 1, 2021 at 5:22 am

As the Malaysian Book Council promotes international rights availabilities for books from its market, one publisher there talks about his company's pandemic experience. (Sponsored) The post ‘Stories From the Malaysian Archipelago’—And Kuala Lumpur’s Book Business appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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