Christina Lauren and Maggie Shipstead lead this week’s fiction releases, while nonfiction includes new work from Phil Klay, Simu Liu and Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa. Also out today are books by Alison Espach, Robin Peguero and Emma Straub, all excerpted and available in our Buzz Books 2022: Spring/Summer sampler. 18 works of fiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-fiction-publishing-may-17 https://shop.aer.io/publishers_lunch/cl/New_Fiction_Publishing_May_/222887 10 nonfiction titles https://bookshop.org/lists/new-nonfiction-publishing-may-17 https://shop.aer.io/publishers_lunch/cl/New_Nonfiction_Publishing_May_/222888 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 […]
BURNING MAN: The Trials of D.H. Lawrence by Frances Wilson won the 2022 Plutarch Award from the Biographers International Organization.
Simon Thibault has joined Goose Lane Editions as acquiring editor for nonfiction.
Michael Rentas has joined Artbook | DAP as vp, chief financial & operating officer. He was previously at Ingram Content Group.
At least three counties have removed access to e-reading apps used by schools and libraries in a continued effort to restrict children’s access to books, NBC News reports. In Tennessee, Texas, and Florida, a few parents have objected to digital reading platforms, including OverDrive and Epic, aiming to restrict access to books on gender, race, and LGBTQ+ themes. The apps became even more widely used due to the pandemic and virtual schooling. These bans affect all users, not just individual students, and all titles — removing access to entire digital collections of books for the sake of restricting a few, […]
Bloomsbury will add 100 new staff positions “across all areas of the company” to help alleviate workload for existing employees, The Bookseller reports. The move comes after a UK survey reported “industry-wide burnout.” The company has not announced which territories, departments, or positions will see the staffing increase. A spokesperson told the magazine, “These positions are targeted where our business is growing, where we want to increase support for our authors and grow the global presence of our most important brands, and where we know there are pinch points for our staff. As they join Bloomsbury, these new colleagues will […]