John Oliver Killens, Ha Jin, Heather Graham, and Alix Ohlin lead this week’s fiction releases, while nonfiction includes Leanna Wen and Georgina Pazcoguin. 17 new works of fiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-fiction-publishing-july-27 https://shop.aer.io/publishers_lunch/cl/New_Fiction_Publishing_July_/219632 4 new nonfiction titles https://bookshop.org/lists/new-nonfiction-publishing-july-27 https://shop.aer.io/publishers_lunch/cl/New_Nonfiction_Publishing_July_/219633 We consult a number of sources in compiling our weekly lists and PM members can see our lists for the coming three months through this reference page. But if you want to make sure your key titles are on our radar, now you can use this form to submit brief details as well: publun.ch/submitNotable. Please submit your notable titles at least 3 months prior to pub date.
Archives for July 2021
Maria Golikova has joined Doubleday Canada as senior managing editor. She was previously at House of Anansi Press.
Open Road has acquired UK ebook publisher Bloodhound Books, for an undisclosed amount. The Bloodhound brand “will be retained in all markets” with founders Betsy Reavley and Fred Freeman staying on. In a release, Reavley said, “The market and consumer behaviour have both changed dramatically in the past year…. We needed to find a way to expand the business from our audience reach to our marketing capabilities. We are extremely excited about joining the OR/M team, which will give us the opportunity to do just this – to provide the very best in content from our authors to a wide […]
The Booker Prize announced their longlist on Monday, with the finalists to be named September 14, and a relatively late date of November 3 for the awarding of the prize. Candidates include Nathan Harris, Patricia Lockwood, Richard Powers and Maggie Shipstead from the US: Anuk Arudpragasam, A Passage North Rachel Cusk, Second Place Damon Galgut, The Promise Nathan Harris, The Sweetness of Water Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun Karen Jennings, An Island Mary Lawson, A Town Called Solace Patricia Lockwood, No One is Talking About This Nadifa Mohamed, The Fortune Men (Knopf had it scheduled for 2022) Richard Powers, […]
Trade publishers have had a strong first half of the year, with Lagardere Publishing the latest to produce evidence: Sales for the first six months registered €1.130 billion, up 16.4 percent from €971 million a year ago, when sales had fallen €70 million in the second quarter. This year’s second quarter sales were €621 million — compared to €514 million in 2020, and €584 million in 2019. Significantly, the group reported “decade-high” recurring EBIT for the six-month period of of €110 million — compared to just €27 million in 2020, and €36 million in the first-half of 2019. (Lagardere Publishing […]
Brian Grogan is joining as senior director of mass market sales at Sourcebooks. He was most recently svp of sales at Harper Collins.