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Pitkin first out with Harry & Meghan book
May 24, 2018 at 1:45 am

Pavilion Books imprint Pitkin is claiming a publishing first with Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding Book, to be in stores less than three weeks after the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

US Poet Laureate up for Forward Best Collection
May 24, 2018 at 1:45 am

The shortlist for the 2018 Forward Prize for Best Collection (£10,000) includes US poet laureate Tracy K Smith and Vahni Capildeo, who won the same prize in 2016.

Russian Publishers Warn of Lost Profits Amid a Newly Announced VAT Hike
May 24, 2018 at 1:40 am

The prosperity that some in the Russian book industry thought was rising this year may be headed in the other direction, if the expected rise in book VAT becomes a reality. The post Russian Publishers Warn of Lost Profits Amid a Newly Announced VAT Hike appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The European Union Prize for Literature Launches Its 10th Anniversary Short Fiction Anthology
May 24, 2018 at 1:30 am

A trend toward public reading-engagement projects continues, this time as the European Union Prize for Literature's 10th-anniversary short-fiction competition opens for reads and votes on newly created 'European stories.' The post The European Union Prize for Literature Launches Its 10th Anniversary Short Fiction Anthology appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The European Union Prize for Literature Launches Its 10th Anniversary Short Fiction Anthology
May 24, 2018 at 1:30 am

A trend toward public reading-engagement projects continues, this time as the European Union Prize for Literature's 10th-anniversary short-fiction competition opens for reads and votes on newly created 'European stories.' The post The European Union Prize for Literature Launches Its 10th Anniversary Short Fiction Anthology appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

HBG Starts Mystery/Thriller Vertical, Novel Suspects
May 24, 2018

In a new effort to strengthen its relationship with mystery readers, the Hachette Book Group has launched Novel Suspects, a vertical that features books, movies, and TV shows devoted to the category.

Free Speech Celebrated at PEN America Gala
May 24, 2018

This year's event raised more than $2.2 million to support free expression, and Publisher Honoree Carolyn Reidy of S&S delivered an address citing the importance of protecting "unfettered discourse."

The UK’s Forward Poetry Prizes’ Shortlists: ‘Nuclear War to Motherhood’
May 23, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Ten books of poetry and five single poems are shortlisted for the 2018 edition of the UK's Forward Poetry Prizes, which are to be awarded in London in September. The post The UK’s Forward Poetry Prizes’ Shortlists: ‘Nuclear War to Motherhood’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The UK’s Forward Poetry Prizes’ Shortlists: ‘Nuclear War to Motherhood’
May 23, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Ten books of poetry and five single poems are shortlisted for the 2018 edition of the UK's Forward Poetry Prizes, which are to be awarded in London in September. The post The UK’s Forward Poetry Prizes’ Shortlists: ‘Nuclear War to Motherhood’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Libraries Face a Future of Open Access
May 23, 2018 at 5:30 am

Libraries and legacy publishers are in an unholy embrace. They need not love each other to feel they should stick together. The post Libraries Face a Future of Open Access appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Coe pens 'devastating' novel of the present
May 23, 2018 at 1:45 am

Jonathan Coe has written a “novel of the present” set over the last eight years “through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain”, due for release this November.

Bookchoice partners with HarperCollins
May 23, 2018 at 1:45 am

Bookchoice, a digital reading platform and membership service for book lovers, is partnering with HarperCollins Publishers Ltd to introduce a selection of the publishing house’s titles to its app and website’s monthly curated book selection.

Biteback's Iain Dale steps down, Andy McNab takes new role
May 23, 2018 at 1:45 am

Biteback managing director Iain Dale is stepping down in June after a decade with company "to concentrate on his broadcasting career", while author and former SAS soldier Andy McNab is taking on an advisory role to "guide Biteback into next stage of growth".

Into the Water splashes into number one
May 23, 2018 at 1:45 am

Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water (Black Swan) has dived straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 24,309 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.