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News Review: Two indie publishers on how they work 25 May 2015

Independent London publishing house Atlantic has recently had a new managing director, Will Atkinson. He put forward the company's publishing philosophy very clearly in an article for Bookbrunch, which sadly is behind their paywall. It is possible however to quote what he says in his article, ‘...

This story first appeared in the May 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

When Doubleday editor Gerald Howard acquired Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life, a 736-page novel about a New Yorker with a hellish past, he told her they'd have to cut it down by a third. She countered that Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, both longer than her book...

Two announcements from publishers on either side of the Atlantic have given pause for thought about publishing history and about the ending of eras and the beginning of others. In the UK, David Shelley - currently Deputy CEO of Little, Brown, will become CEO of Orion, when the current CEO David...

Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai has won the Man Booker International 2015.

The £60,000 prize is awarded every two years to a living author for a body of work representing an achievement in fiction on the world stage. Krasznahorkai was announced the winner last night (19th May) at a...

Publishing is returning to its pre-industrial models in which everyone was a creator and is transforming into a network where emotions matter most, says Richard Nash.

Novelist Ian McEwan has defended free speech in an address to students at a US college, criticising the authors who pulled out of a PENSupported by eminent writers, this is the English branch of...

Commentary: 'It's like a new shoot' 25 May 2015

‘In talking to other writers and getting a bit older and realising how it works, (I discovered) that the gestation period for a new book is very tender - it's like a new shoot, you can't expose it to the light too quickly or it might wither. You'll lose the impetus, you'll lose the belief in it...

Whats new: 18 May 2015 - What's new 18 May 2015
  • 'There's so much talk about the way self-publishing has changed publishing, but has it, really? There's plenty of evidence that, for the authors trying to get themselves taken on by a publisher, nothing much has changed...' Has self-publishing changed publishing? is this week's...
News Review: Has self-publishing changed publishing? 18 May 2015

There's so much talk about the way self-publishing has changed publishing, but has it really? There's plenty of evidence that, for the authors trying to get themselves taken on by a publisher, nothing much has changed.

A recent headline which caught my eye, but certainly didn't surprise me, was one which valued global STM publishing at $35 billion annually. Breaking this down a little, research from International STM and Outsell valued the STM publishing market at approximately $25 billion, plus $10 billion in...

On 14 May, 1953, Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood had its first staged reading at the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center in New York. From now on, the event will be commemorated with Dylan Day, an international celebration of the life and work of the Welsh poet.

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