Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Crown Starts New Nonfiction Imprint, Currency
The imprint will be led by Tina Constable and, according to Crown head Maya Mavjee, will publish books on business; economics and finance; and individual, organizational, and societal transformation and growth. more »

Liveright to Publish Nelson Mandela's Prison Letters
The Norton imprint will publish the prison letters of former South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela in July 2018.
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Paddington Bear Creator Dies: Michael Bond, the creator of beloved children's character and book series Paddington Bear, has died at the age of 91.

Seeing '1984' With Orwell’s Son: The 73-year-old son of George Orwell attends the Broadway adaptation of his father's most famous novel.

SJP's Literary Imprint Takes Off: Sarah Jessica Parker has acquired her first title as the editorial director of her line of books within Crown's Hogarth imprint.

How an Indie Beat Sexist Trolls: An Australian bookstore's Facebook page was buried in "nasty" comments after it shared a post by a feminist writer. Its shoppers fought back.

IPA's Prix Voltaire Shortlist: Among those shortlisted is Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong-based publisher and bookseller kidnapped by Chinese agents in 2015.


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