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Junot Diaz cleared to return to teaching at MIT
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Pulitzer prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz has been cleared to teach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this autumn following harassment claims and an investigation into the author's conduct.

Bullet Journal creator signs book deal
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

4th Estate is to publish the Bullet Journal creator’s first book featuring a manifesto for "intentional living". In The Bullet Journal Method, Ryder Carroll, who designed the popular organisational system, will explore how to use his method to track the past, order the present and design the future. Commissioning editor Tom Killingbeck bought UK and Commonwealth…

Symons leaves Parragon as publisher winds down
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Mike Symons, c.e.o. of Parragon, has left the company as it prepares for closure, with only 19 of 140 employees still working at the UK site in Bath, owner DC Thomson has confirmed.

Judith Kerr celebrates 95th birthday
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

HarperCollins marked the 95th birthday of author and illustrator Judith Kerr with a cocktail party at the Savoy Hotel in London.

Walliams claims third number one as Grisham's Rooster crows
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

David Walliams and Tony Ross’ The World’s Worst Children 3 (HarperCollins) has scored a third straight week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 32,809 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

An Exclusive New Column Series: Richard Charkin on the Vocabulary of Publishing
June 20, 2018 at 1:30 am

If "unputdownable" means "putdownable" and "educational publishing" is "anything that's not trade publishing," what does "quality" mean in an insider's lexicon of the book industry? Ask Richard Charkin. The post An Exclusive New Column Series: Richard Charkin on the Vocabulary of Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Frankfurter Buchmesse Wildcard Winners: Reisedepeschen Verlag and UNSILO
June 20, 2018 at 1:10 am

Citing a record 457 submissions, Frankfurter Buchmesse–coming up October 10 to 14 this year–awards free exhibitor stands to a Danish artificial intelligence platform and a community publisher with bloggers. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse Wildcard Winners: Reisedepeschen Verlag and UNSILO appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Frankfurter Buchmesse Wildcard Winners: Reisedepeschen Verlag and UNSILO
June 20, 2018 at 1:10 am

Citing a record 457 submissions, Frankfurter Buchmesse–coming up October 10 to 14 this year–awards free exhibitor stands to a Danish artificial intelligence platform and a community publisher with bloggers. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse Wildcard Winners: Reisedepeschen Verlag and UNSILO appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

VIDA Count 2017: How Are Women Represented in Top US Literary Publications?
June 19, 2018 at 11:30 pm

Asking this year 'if abuse and bigotry are anything but the norm,' the annual VIDA Count for 2017 looks at how women are represented and reviewed in US literary publications. The post VIDA Count 2017: How Are Women Represented in Top US Literary Publications? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

What is it like being a first-time novelist today? – books podcast
June 19, 2018 at 8:30 am

In some ways, it has never been easier to become an author – but in others, it has never been harder. While self-publishing, blogging and crowdfunding have opened up opportunities, there are also unprecedented financial pressures that determine who can and can’t afford to write, with books cheaper than ever and advances getting lower.On this…

Bluemoose's Myers wins £25k Walter Scott Prize
June 19, 2018 at 1:45 am

Benjamin Myers has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole, published by small Yorkshire-based independent press Bluemoose Books.

The Dollmaker is riverrun's 2019 literary lead
June 19, 2018 at 1:45 am

Quercus' imprint riverrun has acquired its literary lead for the year, The Dollmaker by Nina Allan, described as a story "about lives lived in the margins, and a love story about becoming real".