Publishers Lunch Automat
- Substack Successfully Gave Money to....: Chuck Palahniuk
- Behind the Lagardere Takeover: "Since taking over his father’s business in 2003, Mr. Lagardère delivered annual shareholder returns of 4%"
- Library of Congress Literacy Awards Honor Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and More
- After Only 9 Months of Pre-Orders and 3 Days of Sales, Rooney's New Novel "Already" Waterstones' Top Selling Novel of 2021
- Susanna Clarke Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Piranesi
- Chuck Palahniuk to Serialize a Novel on Substack
- Astra Forms Children’s Division, Introduces Imprint
- Jason Reynolds Extends Term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
- Publishers, Amazon Ask Court to Dismiss ‘Illogical’ E-book Price-Fixing Suit
- Will ‘The Quiet Tenant’ Make a Loud Noise?
- PRH Publisher Services to Distribute IDW Comics Internationally
- Pulling Together: IPA Opens the ‘Inspire’ Charter for Pandemic Response
- US National Book Awards 2021 Longlist: Fiction
- Sourcebooks’ International Rights and Sales: A Booster from Bloom Books
- Rights Roundup: Quick Sales for a Vietnamese Conservationist and Her Sun Bear
Publishers Lunch (paid)
UK’s The Bookseller (paid)
Canada’s Quill & Quire (paid)
- Personnel change: Firefly Books
- Rights Deals: Tracey Lindberg, Tarisai Ngangura + 12 more
- Personnel changes: Penguin Random House Canada
- KidLit Special: Five children’s book illustrators share their adventures in storytelling
- KidLit Special: In new novel, Primrose Madayag Knazan tackles the struggles of blended heritage
Australia’s Books and Publishing (paid)
Poets & Writers News
- Comic Book Helps Preserve an Indigenous Language, Second Annual BIPOC Bookseller Awards, and More
- National Book Award Longlists for Fiction and Nonfiction, PEN America Literary Grant Recipients, and More
- HarperCollins Folds in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade, Two More National Book Award Longlists, and More
- 2021 Booker Prize Shortlist, Prizewinners at the Poetry Foundation, and More
- New Hires at the New York Times Books Desk, the Art of the Fake Dear Prudence Letter, and More
Janet Reid, Literary Agent
The Passive Voice
Alliance of Independent Authors
- Why Self-Publishers Should Join the Alliance of Independent Authors
- How Can I Set My First Book Up for Success? Other Questions Answered by Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn in our Member Q&A Podcast
- TwitterChat: What the Only Fans Ban means for Indie Authors with Dan Holloway
- Self-publishing News: Mailchimp Sold for $12billion
- TwitterChat: Should authors censor themselves?
The New Publishing Standard
- Amazon-owned Audible’s unlimited subscription now in five markets. And counting…
- With 25 million audiobook consumers, India takes third place behind USA and China. Might Storytel be eyeing an acquisition?
- Buchmesse Guest of Honour Canada unlikely to attend in-person as for the second year Frankfurt plays dice with the publishing industry
- PRH, Bloomsbury and HarperCollins among those not attending the Buchmesse this year. As Pandemic Y2 fears grow, more will – and should – follow suit
- Taiwan’s Taipei Book Fair is on tour while sister fair TIBE was virtual. What chance TIBE 2022 will go ahead in-person?
Idea Logical | Mike Shatzkin
- Why books are different and why enterprises will be discovering they should be issuing them
- “Enterprise self-publishing” is coming: the third great disruption of book publishing since the 1990s
- “The Family Business” is Ingram: the global infrastructure for the book industry
- Amazon has done so many smart things that some of the best ones get forgotten
- Remembering Jim Haynes, the man with more friends than anybody else
Personanondata | Michael Cairns
The Future of Publishing | Thad McIlroy
American Booksellers Association
American Library Association
- 'Peril' by Woodward & Costa Tops Holds Lists | Book Pulse
- 2021 National Book Awards Longlists For Nonfiction and Poetry Announced | Book Pulse
- 2021 National Book Awards For Translated Literature Longlist Nominees Announced | Book Pulse
- UNC Libraries Release Open Source 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Syllabus
- The Booker Prize Announces Shortlist | Book Pulse
School Library Journal
- As Banned Books Week Approaches, the Fight Against Censorship Intensifies
- Sessions on Teaching the Truth, Facing Challenges to Antiracist Books, Mobile Services, and More Planned for SLJ Summit
- Young Readers Editions: What Makes for a Great Adaptation of an Adult Book?
- Longlist Announced for the 2021 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
- SLJ’s Reviews of the 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Longlisters
New York Times | Books
NPR | Books
- America Is Divided. Evan Osnos' 'Wildland' Looks At How That Happened
- Friday and Menace II Society actor A.J. Johnson has died
- Prosecution Rests Its Case In R. Kelly Sex Crimes And Racketeering Trial
- Make This 'Fortnight in September' Your Pandemic Escape
- 'Peril' Details The Capitol Riot And Trump's Last-Ditch Effort To Hold Onto Power
The Guardian | Books (US)
- First edition of Frankenstein sells for record breaking $1.17m
- Trump may be gone, but Covid has not seen off populism
- Poem of the week: Thames by John Challis
- Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks review – the collective trauma of a continent
- We Don’t Know Ourselves by Fintan O’Toole review – sweeping account of Ireland’s evolutions
- “Write the tale that scares you . . . I dare you.” Michaela Coel has some writing advice for us.
- Chuck Palahniuk wants more places for edgy fiction. So he’s starting a Substack.
- Here’s John Waters reading a dirty scene from Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
- Who are the most talented but under-appreciated writers in America?
- Jason Reynolds will serve a third term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
The Guardian | Books (UK)
- Poem of the week: Thames by John Challis
- Poem of the week: Sonnet from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Poem of the week: A Nocturnal Reverie by Anne Finch
- Good Omens is going beyond the book? That’s not a bad sign
- Poem of the week: from War of the Beasts and the Animals by Maria Stepanova
What’s New in Publishing
- How publishers are using robot journalism to drive engagement, subscriptions and ad revenue
- Top 6 Apple updates that make trackers’ life harder. Or do they?
- Newsletters are on the rise. How can publishers make the most of it?
- Facebook’s ‘Ray-Ban Stories’ smart glasses: What you need to know
- How COVID-19 changed the independent European media market
- Survey: 47% of US Facebook users regularly get news on the platform, down from 54% in 2020; 29% of US TikTok users regularly get news from the app, up from 22% (Pew Research Center)
- BBC News appoints Zoe Kleinman as its first Technology Editor, as part of a new Technology & Innovation story team based in Glasgow (@bbcnewspr)
- The Daily News says its EIC Robert York is being replaced on an interim and "as-needed" basis by Andrew Julien, editor and publisher of The Hartford Courant (Marc Tracy/New York Times)
- Fox Business Network overhauls its primetime schedule, dropping opinion shows for documentaries and reality shows, says it doesn't want to compete with Fox News (Brian Steinberg/Variety)
- In an internal email, The Daily News says Robert York is no longer EIC; Andrew Julien, editor and publisher of The Hartford Courant, will be interim EIC (Marc Tracy/@marcatracy)