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The 10th PEN Pinter Award 2018 Goes to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
June 12, 2018 at 4:05 am

The PEN Pinter Prize will be given on October 9 to Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the British Library, in honor of how she 'guides us through the revolving doors of identity politics, liberating us all.' The post The 10th PEN Pinter Award 2018 Goes to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The 10th PEN Pinter Award 2018 Goes to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
June 12, 2018 at 4:05 am

The PEN Pinter Prize will be given on October 9 to Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the British Library, in honor of how she 'guides us through the revolving doors of identity politics, liberating us all.' The post The 10th PEN Pinter Award 2018 Goes to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Pottermore, Usborne in ST International Track 200 list
June 12, 2018 at 1:45 am

Digital publisher Pottermore has been ranked number 13 in the latest Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, an annual listing ranking Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

Halton swaps United for PEW
June 12, 2018 at 1:45 am

Margaret Halton has left United Agents to join PEW Literary and will handle all foreign rights for the agency.

Kirby of 'The Crown' narrates The Other Boleyn Girl
June 12, 2018 at 1:45 am

"The Crown" actress Vanessa Kirby is one of the high profile actors taking on new unabridged recordings of Philippa Gregory’s Tudor novels as HarperCollins celebrates LoveAudio.

London Library links up with Bloomsbury Institute
June 12, 2018 at 1:45 am

The London Library, the 175-year-old members' library in St James Square, London, is working with Bloomsbury's public events series The Bloomsbury Institute to co-curate a number of events.

Wiley Overcomes Soft Publishing Results to Finish FY18 Strong
June 12, 2018

Revenue fell 2% in John Wiley's publishing division in the fiscal year ended April 30, compared to fiscal 2017. However, increases in the company's other two groups led to a 5% increase in sales and a 16% gain in earnings for the entire company.

Akashic Books to Launch Grief Imprint
June 12, 2018

Ann Hood, author of the critically acclaimed 2008 memoir 'Comfort: A Journey Through Grief,' will head Gracie Bell, a new imprint focused on books about grief and loss, which launches this fall.

BookExpo and New York Rights Fair Extend Their Partnership, Polling Attendees
June 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm

With many hoping that BookExpo and its rights center–the New York Rights Fair–can get together under one roof, attendees are being surveyed, organizers say, to assess feedback and plan for the future. The post BookExpo and New York Rights Fair Extend Their Partnership, Polling Attendees appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

BookExpo and New York Rights Fair Extend Their Partnership, Polling Attendees
June 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm

With many hoping that BookExpo and its rights center–the New York Rights Fair–can get together under one roof, attendees are being surveyed, organizers say, to assess feedback and plan for the future. The post BookExpo and New York Rights Fair Extend Their Partnership, Polling Attendees appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

First novel inspired by CIA's Doctor Zhivago plan nets $2m book deal
June 11, 2018 at 11:55 am

Lara Prescott’s We Were Never Here recounts how the CIA used Boris Pasternak’s novel as a propaganda tool during the cold warLast month, Lara Prescott was preparing to graduate from her three-year creative writing fellowship at the University of Texas. Two weeks later, she is sitting on book deals worth at least $2m (£1.5m), after…

Publisher defends diversity drive after Lionel Shriver's attack
June 11, 2018 at 7:39 am

Penguin Random House has responded to the novelist’s criticisms, saying it aims to ‘reflect the society in which we live’Lionel Shriver’s blistering assertion that, “drunk on virtue”, Penguin Random House is putting diversity ahead of literary excellence has been dismissed by the publisher, which said on Monday that “books shape our culture, and this should…

Has Google Become a Journal Publisher?
June 11, 2018 at 5:30 am

Google's journal about artificial intelligence (AI) coming from editors and authors associated with Google and Google Brain raises questions about conflicts, vanity publishing, and Google as a media company. The post Has Google Become a Journal Publisher? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.