PP Wong is a British-born Chinese woman who is the editor of a unique website called Banana Writers that encourages and supports new Asian writers from over 30 countries. In a recent email interview, Wong was kind enough to answer a few questions about ethnic idenity, the writing life and her own novel due for [...]
The Oct. 29 merger of book behemoths Random House and Penguin not only creates the world’s largest publisher, home to authors as diverse as Fifty Shades of Grey’s E L James and mystery writer Patricia Cornwell, it also will present a formidable challenge to the growing power of such digital distributors as Amazon and Apple. And some already are worrying that the consolidation will decrease opportunities for authors and drive down advances.
Soho Constable, a new mystery imprint from Soho Press, will bring a line of British mysteries back into the hands of U.S. readers. The New York-based independent publisher is teaming up with Constable & Robinson, a British-based publisher who lost its previous U.S. partner when Carroll & Graf was purchased by Perseus Book Group last year. Soho will begin releasing Soho Constable titles in April. Soho Press Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Laura Hruska spoke with Book Business Extra about the genesis of this new imprint, which will constitute about a third of the publisher’s titles this year. Book Business Extra: How did you form