The 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project Act, sponsored by Democratic representatives Ted W. Lieu and Teresa Leger Fernández, would create a new grant program administered by the Department of Labor
UK’s Publishers Association recently released sales figures for 2020, reporting that total consumer sales were up by 7 percent over the prior year.
Author Events Publicists in the UK expect to return to in-person events in September. Most will continue with virtual or hybrid events at the same time. Traditional publishers say these events are critical for author visibility. Read in The Bookseller (subscription required). In the US, publishers and authors remain reticent about planning for in-person events. Even though there’s agreement … Read more
4 Color Books will work with BIPOC chefs, writers, artists, activists, and innovators on illustrated nonfiction books.
Peachtree Teen, coming in summer 2022, will release nine to 12 new titles a year.
Hometown World is an illustrated children’s book imprint that produces customized regional picture books.
OverDrive now offers streaming media entertainment and learning in addition to ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines.
Writers Marketplace is a free online service for Authors Guild members to market their writing- and publishing-related services to the general public.
Research and relationship-building are key to success in international rights deals.
A new regular feature in which I’ll more casually and personally discuss publishing, media, and tech trends that affect authors.