Nosy Crow co-founder and editorial director Camilla Reid will step away to focus on her work as an author. She will remain a director and shareholder of the company.
Archives for September 2021
The Academy of American Poets, Community of Literary Magazines & Presses and National Book Foundation have renewed the Literary Arts Emergency Fund (LAEF), which will give $4.3 million in emergency funding to nonprofit literary arts organizations and publishers affected financially by COVID-19. Created last year, the LAEF is again funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Executive director of CLMP Mary Gannon said: “Mission-driven literary magazines and presses form the bedrock of the publishing ecosystem, fostering an environment where literary artists and their work can flourish. By supporting these dedicated publishers through the ongoing challenges they face, we […]
At a conference earlier this week Netflix co-ceo Ted Sarandos revealed a small amount of viewer data, claiming the service is being “more transparent” with talent, while conceding that most of their data is “big black box.” But charts of the most popular series and films make one thing quite clear: The popularity of shows based on books. Between the viewing stats for the first 28 days of release and all-time, Bridgerton is their No. 1 hit, based on Julia Quinn’s series, drawing heavily from the first book, THE DUKE AND I. Other top series based on books include The […]
Longtime managing director of Penguin General Books in the UK Joanna Prior has been named the new ceo of Pan Macmillan. Longtime ceo Anthony Forbes Watson “decided that the time has come for him to make room for a fresh pair of eyes and to give him time to pursue other interests” and will step down early next year. He will serve as an advisor to Stefan von Holtzbrinck and the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Macmillan ceo Don Weisberg says in the announcement: “Joanna’s reputation as an industry trailblazer is far-reaching. Her blend of creative talent and commercial acumen is evident […]
Wolfpack Publishing has acquired author James Reasoner’s Rough Edges Press. The line will become an imprint of Wolfpack, publishing new mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction.
Book discounts in France are limited to no more than 5 percent by law and in 2014 they banned free shipping on discounted books. So instead Amazon and others have charged as little as one cent for shipping. Seven years later, the government has decided something must be done, so the National Assembly is considering a new law — which everyone admits targets Amazon — that would impose a minimum charge for shipping books to be set by the economic and culture ministries. The law would also make online platforms “differentiate more clearly between” new and used books. Though Amazon […]