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Claire McGowan signs with Amazon
June 5, 2018 at 1:45 am

Amazon Publishing’s crime and thriller imprint, Thomas & Mercer, has signed two new books from Claire McGowan, author of standalone thriller The Fall (Headline) and the Paula Maguire series.

Field up twice for Laugh out Loud Awards
June 5, 2018 at 1:45 am

Three of the winners of last year’s Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies) are on the shortlist for the 2018 prizes, chair of the judges Michael Rosen revealed.

Juno Dawson's memoir optioned for TV
June 5, 2018 at 1:45 am

TV rights to Juno Dawson’s memoir The Gender Games (Two Roads) have been optioned by Benedict Cumberbatch's production outfit SunnyMarch. 

As the World Cup Approaches, PEN Authors Press Moscow for Oleg Sentsov’s Release
June 5, 2018 at 1:30 am

Ahead of the World Cup in Russia, PEN America issues a letter demanding the release of imprisoned Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who began a hunger strike in May. The post As the World Cup Approaches, PEN Authors Press Moscow for Oleg Sentsov’s Release appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

As the World Cup Approaches, PEN Authors Press Moscow for Oleg Sentsov’s Release
June 5, 2018 at 1:30 am

Ahead of the World Cup in Russia, PEN America issues a letter demanding the release of imprisoned Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who began a hunger strike in May. The post As the World Cup Approaches, PEN Authors Press Moscow for Oleg Sentsov’s Release appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

University of Warwick’s Peter Marshall Wins £40,000 Wolfson History Prize
June 5, 2018 at 12:30 am

With its hallmark requirement that expert academic works be readable by ordinary citizens, the 46-year-old Wolfson History Prize this year goes to a book on faith. The post University of Warwick’s Peter Marshall Wins £40,000 Wolfson History Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

University of Warwick’s Peter Marshall Wins £40,000 Wolfson History Prize
June 5, 2018 at 12:30 am

With its hallmark requirement that expert academic works be readable by ordinary citizens, the 46-year-old Wolfson History Prize this year goes to a book on faith. The post University of Warwick’s Peter Marshall Wins £40,000 Wolfson History Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Romance writer's bid to stop authors from using word 'cocky' fails in court
June 4, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Self-published author Faleena Hopkins asserted her right to the word, but judge calls attempt to stop other authors using it ‘weak’ Romance writers around the world can breathe a sigh of relief after a US court ruled that they can continue to use the adjective “cocky” in their book titles, after one author attempted to…

Asian Festival of Children’s Content; Macmillan, Binc Open Diversity Scholarships
June 4, 2018 at 1:30 am

In recognition of the Singapore Book Council's 50th anniversary, the Asian Festival of Children's Content names Singapore its 'Country of Focus.' And in the States, Macmillan and Binc open a second year of diversity-driven bookseller scholarships. The post Asian Festival of Children’s Content; Macmillan, Binc Open Diversity Scholarships appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Asian Festival of Children’s Content; Macmillan, Binc Open Diversity Scholarships
June 4, 2018 at 1:30 am

In recognition of the Singapore Book Council's 50th anniversary, the Asian Festival of Children's Content names Singapore its 'Country of Focus.' And in the States, Macmillan and Binc open a second year of diversity-driven bookseller scholarships. The post Asian Festival of Children’s Content; Macmillan, Binc Open Diversity Scholarships appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Hay Festival 2018 Sets a Record, Selling 18,000 More Tickets Than in 2017
June 4, 2018 at 12:20 am

As Atwoodian handmaids moved in robes and bonnets around the property, Wales' 31st flagship Hay Festival drew some 700 speakers and sold more than a quarter of a million tickets to its 800 events in literature and contemporary issues.  The post Hay Festival 2018 Sets a Record, Selling 18,000 More Tickets Than in 2017 appeared…

Judge Denies Author Attempt to Trademark 'Cocky'
June 4, 2018

In a decision handed down late last week, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York denied a motion by an author requesting that a preliminary injunction be issued to prevent publication a number of books that include the word “cocky” in the title.

The Muslims wins prize for radical children’s fiction
June 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

A children's book published by a tiny independent publisher has beaten off competition from authors such as Malala Yousafzai and Gill Lewis to win the Little Rebels Children's Book Award for Radical Fiction.