As Feminist Book Fortnight draws to a close, we spoke to debut author Sophie Mackintosh, whose devastating dystopian novel The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton) has drawn comparisons to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
With plans for multiplatform development to follow, the allegorical fantasy writings of Italian author Roberto Ricci are coming first to television. The post Finnish Digital Media Fund IPR.VC Backs Development of YA Book Series for Television appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Fifty years of Man Booker Prize for Fiction winners have been sorted down to a shortlist, and you can help crown the 'Golden' book. And some of this year's Audie Award winners are now playing on 'Beyond the Book.' The post Industry Notes: UK’s Golden Booker Voting Is Closing; AudioFile’s Whitten on the Audies appeared…
Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke have turned a dream into a hot publishing property – a self-help guide for black womenIn March 2015, Elizabeth Uviebinené had a brainwave that a less determined 22-year-old might have dismissed as a water-cooler pipe dream. It was ignited by a single chapter in a book by Sheryl Sandberg .…
Former HDP leader Selahattin Demirtaş has published a short story collection, written while in jail awaiting trial – just the latest example of a writer clashing with Turkey’s governmentAt the Istanbul book fair last November, there was a signing for the politician Selahattin Demirtaş’s short story collection Seher (Dawn). Demirtaş, former leader of the pro-Kurdish…
Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired a "sexy, bloody and murderous" historical saga entitled Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten.
Independent mental health publisher Trigger has acquired the first book of TV presenter, Simon Thomas, about coping with the death of his wife Gemma.
Orion has pre-empted an "uplit" debut from Headline non-fiction editor Richard Roper in a "major" six-figure deal within 48 hours of submission.
Gail Honeyman has won the 2018 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award for her debut Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins).
Novelist responds to the reaction against her comments on diversity in publishing, accusing her critics of ‘malicious misinterpretation’Lionel Shriver has responded to the vituperative row that followed her recent comments about Penguin Random House’s diversity scheme, saying that it was not diversity but quotas that she was objecting to and calling out what she described…
In today's guest post, Dr. Geraldine Cochran discusses why addressing issues around equity are an important first step in meeting any diversity and inclusion goals. The post Guest Post: The Problem with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
A kickstarter campaign set up by author Alice Oseman to fund a physical version of her online comic Heartstopper has reached its target in two hours.
Hachette UK has appointed Saskia Bewley to the newly-created role of diversity and inclusion manager.
Louise Sherwin‐Stark, joint managing director of Hachette Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed as chief executive.
Irish-Canadian writer Joanna Pocock has scooped the £3,000 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize for her work exploring communities and their relationships with the changing landscapes of Montana.