Retail website Bookshop.org has made more than £1m in profit for indie bookshops, hitting the milestone just four months after its UK launch.
Laxfield Literary Associates has announced the winners of its inaugural New Anglia Manuscript Prize and the Laxfield Literary Launch Prize.
Mar 01 2021 Sourcebooks and E.L. James, author of the Fifty Shades trilogy, are creating an as-yet unnamed imprint that will, Sourcebooks said, focus on "entrepreneurial women authors who want to benefit from all that a top publisher has to offer, including powerful retail relationships and deep distribution channels. This new, unconventional approach allows established entrepreneurial authors to take greater control in the creation, development and marketing of their books." Source: Shelf Awareness More News Stories
Penguin Random House UK is publishing a series of essays from its authors, including Richard Dawkins and Charlie Mackesy, offering reasons to feel hopeful about the months and years ahead.
Nobel Prize-winning author Sir Kazuo Ishiguro has revealed concerns that young writers are “self-censoring” to avoid an “anonymous lynch mob that turns up online and makes their lives a misery”.
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The Library Campaign has warned that hundreds of libraries may close not only for the pandemic, but permanently. With councils under financial strain and Walsall’s council leader even asking, “Do we need [them]?”, the future of libraries needs protecting. Libraries are an indispensable service for numerous groups, in particular disadvantaged children.
Hachette Livre chairman and c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has warned that he would not stand by and watch the publishing house being carved up by the shareholders of parent company Lagardère.
A new literary and talent agency, Matchstick Group, launches today (1st March), founded by entrepreneur Max Parker.