Books-A-Million's latest president's pick is Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney.
Alyssa Neumann has joined Libro.fm as product operations manager. She was formerly editor, journals at Cambridge University Press.
The Guardian reports that Karen Jennings’ Booker Prize–longlisted novel AN ISLAND had a first printing of 500 copies, now enjoying more demand. The un-agented South African author says, “It was incredibly difficult to find a publisher… I finished the novel in 2017. And no one was interested.” Once it was eventually acquired by indie press […]
The Romance Writers of America has rescinded its Vivian Award for AT LOVE’S COMMAND by Karen Witemeyer in the Romance with Religious and Spiritual Elements category. The book opens with a scene of a US Army captain at the Wounded Knee Massacre and has been criticized for racist depictions of Indigenous people and romanticizing a […]
John Williams is promoted to assistant editor at the New York Times Books desk.
ViacomCBS ceo Bob Bakish told employees on Wednesday that most staffers will not start returning to the office until October 18 “at the very earliest,” as the company monitors the Delta variant. Bakish wrote that their broader “green phase,” when most of the employees are expected to resume some office presence, would start in late […]