Twelve books from 11 countries and 11 languages have won English PEN’s flagship translation awards, including the first novel from a Yemeni woman ever to be published in the UK, and the first novel by a Tibetan woman ever to be translated into English.
The votes have been cast, and the 2021 CWA Dagger Award Winners have been chosen. These eleven prestigious Daggers are the United Kingdom’s leading literary crime-writing awards. Founded in 1953 by John Creasey, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) aspires to support the crime genre, celebrating crime writers in both fiction and nonfiction. This year, the 2021 CWA Dagger Award Winners were announced on Thursday, July 1st, at Daggers Live, an online awards ceremony. Of the eleven Daggers awarded, seven are nominated by publishers and are judged by professionals from the industry rather than the CWA itself. The four remaining daggers...
Attendees at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October will have to provide documentation showing they are fully vaccinated or that they have been tested for Covid-19 and are negative.
Astra House, a new adult trade publisher launching in August, has joined GMC Distribution as a client.
American author Susan Choi has won the 2021 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award with her "luminous" story "Flashlight".
Writing a bio can be a tricky part of your marketing process as an author. Many people judge a book by its cover, so your author bio can make your readers decide whether to purchase your book or not. That’s why you have to ensure your bio is attractive to your audience. Many authors shy away from writing their bio and pay professionals to do it. But it’s not as difficult as it seems. With some guidance, you can write your author bio. This article will give you the guidelines you need to write an attractive author bio. Keep reading...
One of the great joys of browsing for books in an actual bricks-and-mortar shop is the serendipity of it; the way you can go in looking for one thing and come out with three others that you didn’t even know you wanted. For unknown authors like me, who are publishing their debut novels in a media environment with ever-decreasing books coverage, being stumbled upon like this – thanks to an eye-catching cover or a well-written blurb – is one of the surest routes to readers.
Reading Time: 3 minutesReviews are one key strategy when considering how to sell books. Some Amazon book promotion ideas rely on reviews. Authors sometimes right out ignore reviews because they’re a hassle — but you could learn how to handle them in just five minutes.Our Book Marketing Tips and Author Success podcast has a pretty solid library of minisodes, essentially sales and marketing tips that you can soak up in five minutes or less. So if you commit to spending just a few minutes a week listening to a minisode, and then a few more minutes following through with our...
Robert Harris, Michael Robotham and debut novelist Robinne Lee are among the six authors selected for Richard & Judy's Summer Book Club, in a line-up dominated by thrillers.
The Booksellers Association has warned the easing of Covid-19 restrictions will have “complex repercussions” for booksellers and has joined other retail trade bodies seeking clarity from the government over the easing of safety measures.