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Lisa Sharon Harper brings 'Fortune' to Brazos; novelist T.I. Lowe's four-book deal with Tyndale; contemplative Catholic ...
11/12/2020
Religion Book Deals: November 11, 2020

Lisa Sharon Harper brings 'Fortune' to Brazos; novelist T.I. Lowe's four-book deal with Tyndale; contemplative Catholic writer Shannon K. Evans's new book, and more.

Lisa Sharon Harper brings 'Fortune' to Brazos; novelist T.I. Lowe's four-book deal with Tyndale; contemplative Catholic writer Shannon K. Evans's new book, and more.

Four mentor/mentee pairs have received the prize, named for the late author Madeleine L’Engle and her 10-year written fr...
11/11/2020
Inaugural PEN America/L’Engle-Rahman Prize for Mentorship Recipients Announced

Four mentor/mentee pairs have received the prize, named for the late author Madeleine L’Engle and her 10-year written friendship with scholar, writer, and former Black Party leader Ahmad Rahman.

Four mentor/mentee pairs have received the prize, named for the late author Madeleine L’Engle and her 10-year written friendship with scholar, writer, and former Black Party leader Ahmad Rahman.

Esteemed children's editor Virginia Buckley died on October 21; here, Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson pays tribute t...
11/11/2020
Remembering Virginia Buckley

Esteemed children's editor Virginia Buckley died on October 21; here, Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson pays tribute to their long and fruitful editorial relationship.

Esteemed children's editor Virginia Buckley died on October 21; here, Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson pays tribute to their long and fruitful editorial relationship.

After publishing children's books, many in translation, for more than 15 years, Enchanted Lion has announced the spring ...
11/11/2020
Expect the Unexpected from Enchanted Lion’s 'Unruly' Imprint

After publishing children's books, many in translation, for more than 15 years, Enchanted Lion has announced the spring 2021 debut of Unruly, an imprint dedicated to the expansion of the picture book format to more experimental visual territory and to older age groups. Publisher Claudia Bedrick said, "It is our contention that as human beings and readers, we never age out of pictures."

After publishing children's books, many in translation, for more than 15 years, Enchanted Lion has announced the spring 2021 debut of Unruly, an imprint dedicated to the expansion of the picture book format to more experimental visual territory and to older age groups.

11/11/2020
Interview with Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner

timely political thriller centered on racial injustice, economic inequality & the climate crisis. Sponsored by A Wave Blue World. Enter to win a signed copy & get all the details at publishersweekly.com/chintanner

The 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which recognizes fiction and nonfiction exemplifying themes of peace, social justi...
11/11/2020
2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winners Announced

The 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which recognizes fiction and nonfiction exemplifying themes of peace, social justice, and global understanding, have been awarded to a novel set in Hitler's Germany and a #MeToo memoir.

The 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, which recognizes fiction and nonfiction exemplifying themes of peace, social justice, and global understanding, have been awarded to a novel set in Hitler's Germany and a #MeToo memoir.

Macmillan has delayed the official reopening of its New York City offices for its trade group from January 11 to July 6....
11/11/2020
Macmillan Publishing Pushes Office Return Back to July

Macmillan has delayed the official reopening of its New York City offices for its trade group from January 11 to July 6. Until the office reopens, the company has created a volunteer program for employees interested in having limited access to their workspace.

Macmillan has delayed the official reopening of its New York City offices for its trade group from January 11 to July 6. Until the office reopens, the company has created a volunteer program for employees interested in having limited access to their workspace.

In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her co...
11/11/2020
Souvankham Thammavongsa Wins 2020 Giller Prize

In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short stories 'How to Pronounce Knife.' It comes with a C$100,000 prize.

In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short stories 'How to Pronounce Knife.' It comes with a C$100,000 prize.

11/11/2020
Our Daily Bread Names New V-p, Publisher

Chriscynethia Floyd, a former executive at Simon & Schuster and David C. Cook, has been hired as v-p and publisher of Our Daily Bread Ministries.

Chriscynethia Floyd, a former executive at Simon & Schuster and David C Cook, has been hired as v-p and publisher of Our Daily Bread Ministries.

Publishers Weekly is thrilled to announce its biggest, most exciting galley giveaway to date, with more than 100 titles ...
11/11/2020
Galleys to Grab: Spring 2021 Preview

Publishers Weekly is thrilled to announce its biggest, most exciting galley giveaway to date, with more than 100 titles from a variety of publishers to get you an incredible selection of books that will satisfy, inform and inspire readers. (Sponsored)

Welcome to PW’s biggest, most exciting galley giveaway to date, with more than 100 titles from a variety of publishers to get you an incredible selection of books that will satisfy, inform and inspire readers.

★ Through anecdotes and clear explanations, THE BLACK FRIEND: ON BEING A BETTER WHITE PERSON by @FredTJoseph encourages ...
11/11/2020
Children's Book Review: The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph. Candlewick, $17.99 (272p) ISBN 978-1-5362-1701-8

★ Through anecdotes and clear explanations, THE BLACK FRIEND: ON BEING A BETTER WHITE PERSON by @FredTJoseph encourages “readers to reflect on their own behavior, move toward anti-racism, and implement change”:

Gearing this volume toward white people “who want to be better,” Joseph offers anecdotes about his experiences with racism and white supremacy—including the first time he visited a white frie

Join us TODAY for chat with Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner to discuss their thrilling political graphic novel, American Ter...
11/11/2020

Join us TODAY for chat with Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner to discuss their thrilling political graphic novel, American Terrorist, and enter to win a copy! Get the details at publishersweekly.com/chintanner

“I loved her wonderful sense of humor and her enormous generosity of spirit”: Katherine Paterson offers remembrances and...
11/11/2020
Remembering Virginia Buckley

“I loved her wonderful sense of humor and her enormous generosity of spirit”: Katherine Paterson offers remembrances and gratitude for her late editor, Virginia Buckley.

Esteemed children's editor Virginia Buckley died on October 21; here, Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson pays tribute to their long and fruitful editorial relationship.

In 'The Last Exit' (Crooked Lane, Jan.), Kaufman imagines a future in which the elderly are pressured to choose euthanas...
11/10/2020
No Country for Old People: PW Talks with Michael Kaufman

In 'The Last Exit' (Crooked Lane, Jan.), Kaufman imagines a future in which the elderly are pressured to choose euthanasia from a deadly disease.

In 'The Last Exit' (Crooked Lane, Jan.), Kaufman imagines a future in which the elderly are pressured to choose euthanasia from a deadly disease.

In his new novel 'Klara and the Sun,' his first since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017, Ishiguro tells the...
11/10/2020
Looking for Love with Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro

In his new novel 'Klara and the Sun,' his first since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017, Ishiguro tells the tale of an artificial intelligence longing for human connection.

In his new novel 'Klara and the Sun,' his first since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017, Ishiguro tells the tale of an artificial intelligence longing for human connection.

After working for more than 20 years for three of the Big Five trade houses, Anthony Ziccardi left corporate publishing ...
11/10/2020
Next Up for Anthony Ziccardi: Permuted Press

After working for more than 20 years for three of the Big Five trade houses, Anthony Ziccardi left corporate publishing for the indie press world in 2013. Now, Ziccardi, publisher and owner of Post Hill Press and an affiliate company, Permuted Press, is working to rebrand the latter.

After working for more than 20 years for three of the Big Five trade houses, Anthony Ziccardi left corporate publishing for the indie press world in 2013. Now, Ziccardi, publisher and owner of Post Hill Press and an affiliate company, Permuted Press, is working to rebrand the latter.

In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her co...
11/10/2020
Souvankham Thammavongsa Wins 2020 Giller Prize

In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short stories 'How to Pronounce Knife.' It comes with a C$100,000 prize.

In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short stories 'How to Pronounce Knife.' It comes with a C$100,000 prize.

Join us for a chat with Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner to discuss their thrilling political graphic novel, American Terrori...
11/10/2020

Join us for a chat with Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner to discuss their thrilling political graphic novel, American Terrorist! Enter to win a copy & get all the details at publishersweekly.com/chintanner
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In addition to the handwritten, personalized postcards by authors typically available for bidding in the lit mag's yearl...
11/10/2020
The 'Common' Partners with Penguin Classics On Annual Postcard Auction

In addition to the handwritten, personalized postcards by authors typically available for bidding in the lit mag's yearly auction, certain bidders will receive free books from Penguin Classics in honor of the 10th anniversary of the 'Common.'

In addition to the handwritten, personalized postcards by authors typically available for bidding in the lit mag's yearly auction, certain bidders will receive free books from Penguin Classics in honor of the 10th anniversary of the 'Common.'

Drop in Student Spending on College Course Materials ContinuesAverage student spending on college textbooks and course m...
11/10/2020
Drop In Student Spending on College Course Materials Continues

Drop in Student Spending on College Course Materials Continues
Average student spending on college textbooks and course materials continued to decline during the fall semester of 2020, dropping 7% compared to the same term last year, according to a preview of the latest data from an independent research firm.

Average student spending on college textbooks and course materials continued to decline during the fall semester of 2020, dropping 7% compared to the same term last year, according to a preview of the latest data from an independent research firm.

The Association of University Presses has chosen "Raise UP" as the theme for this year’s University Press Week, which ru...
11/10/2020
AUPresses Aims to 'Raise UP' Constituents During UP Week

The Association of University Presses has chosen "Raise UP" as the theme for this year’s University Press Week, which runs from November 9 through November 15.

The Association of University Presses has chosen “Raise UP” as the theme for this year’s University Press Week, which runs from November 9 through November 15.

11/10/2020

timely political thriller centered on racial injustice, economic inequality & the climate crisis. Sponsored by A Wave Blue World. Enter to win a signed copy & get all the details at publishersweekly.com/chintanner

See what we published in this week's print issue of 'Publishers Weekly,' including our latest romance feature and more.
11/10/2020
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See what we published in this week's print issue of 'Publishers Weekly,' including our latest romance feature and more.

Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of book publishing and bookselling. Founded in 1872 and published continuously since then, the weekly

Join us for a chat with Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner to discuss their thrilling political graphic novel, American Terrori...
11/10/2020

Join us for a chat with Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner to discuss their thrilling political graphic novel, American Terrorist! Enter to win a copy & get all the details at publishersweekly.com/chintanner
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‘The Cold Millions’ by ‘Beautiful Ruins’ author Jess Walter debuts at #11 in hardcover fiction. Plus a pair of books by ...
11/09/2020
This Week's Bestsellers: November 9, 2020

‘The Cold Millions’ by ‘Beautiful Ruins’ author Jess Walter debuts at #11 in hardcover fiction. Plus a pair of books by Instagram-popular interior designers land on our lists, and the November book club picks are out.

‘The Cold Millions’ by ‘Beautiful Ruins’ author Jess Walter debuts at #11 in hardcover fiction. Plus a pair of books by Instagram-popular interior designers land on our lists, and the November book club picks are out.

Portfolio buys a business book from a fashion brand founder, Paul Tran pens a poetry collection for Penguin, and more.
11/09/2020
Book Deals: Week of November 9, 2020

Portfolio buys a business book from a fashion brand founder, Paul Tran pens a poetry collection for Penguin, and more.

Portfolio buys a business book from a fashion brand founder, Paul Tran pens a poetry collection for Penguin, and more.

Fantasy author Terry Brooks just wrapped up his Shannara series after 43 years. PW talked with Brooks from his home on t...
11/09/2020
As the Shannara Saga Ends, Terry Brooks Looks Back...and Forward

Fantasy author Terry Brooks just wrapped up his Shannara series after 43 years. PW talked with Brooks from his home on the Oregon coast about how he became a writer, his perspective on his work in the rear-view mirror, what he's working on next, and more.

Fantasy author Terry Brooks just wrapped up his Shannara series after 43 years. PW talked with Brooks from his home on the Oregon coast about how he became a writer, his perspective on his work in the rear-view mirror, what he's working on next, and more.

Penguin Random House has formed Penguin Random House Español, a new Spanish-language publishing division, consolidating ...
11/09/2020
PRH Creates New U.S. Spanish-language Division

Penguin Random House has formed Penguin Random House Español, a new Spanish-language publishing division, consolidating the resources of Vintage Español and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial USA.

Penguin Random House has formed Penguin Random House Español, a new Spanish-language publishing division, consolidating the resources of Vintage Español and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial USA.

‘The Cold Millions’ by Jess Walter debuts at #11 on PW’s hardcover fiction list. “This could well be Walter’s best work ...
11/09/2020

‘The Cold Millions’ by Jess Walter debuts at #11 on PW’s hardcover fiction list. “This could well be Walter’s best work yet,” PW’s starred review said of the novel, the “superb tale of orphaned, train-hopping brothers Gig and Rye Dolan” in early-20th-century Spokane, Wash., and the free speech riots that took place there. “Being a former journalist I discovered early on that fiction is a terrible way to break news,” Walter told PW in a prepub interview. “I think it’s also a hard way to practice politics. What fiction can do is more important than that: it’s such a shot of empathy.” ‘Millions’ is his first novel since 2012’s ‘Beautiful Ruins’, which has sold 677K print copies since its release.

This week, we highlight new books from Michael Riedel, Carolyn Mullet, and Lynne Truss.
11/09/2020
PW Picks: Books of the Week, November 9, 2020

This week, we highlight new books from Michael Riedel, Carolyn Mullet, and Lynne Truss.

This week, we highlight new books from Michael Riedel, Carolyn Mullet, and Lynne Truss.

Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about the beginnings of the Harlem Globetrotters, a middle ...
11/09/2020
New Kids' and YA Books: Week of November 9, 2020

Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about the beginnings of the Harlem Globetrotters, a middle grade cyberthriller, and a YA novel about a trans boy's journey toward self-acceptance.

Among the books hitting shelves next week are a picture book about the beginnings of the Harlem Globetrotters, a middle grade cyberthriller, and a YA novel about a trans boy's journey toward self-acceptance.

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