The August Read with Jenna selection is The Turnout by Megan Abbott.
New Books Publishing August 3
Stephen King, Anthony Veasna So, Megan Abbott, and Juan Gabriel Vasquez lead this week’s fiction releases, while nonfiction includes Emily Oster, James Lapine, and Robert Meyer and Dan Koeppel. Also new this week are titles from Mari K. Eder and Julie Murphy, both excerpted and available for download in our Buzz Books 2021: Spring/Summer sampler, […]
Hello Sunshine Announces Big Sale
Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine will be purchased by a new firm financed by private-equity company Blackstone. The terms of the deal weren’t announced, but a source told the WSJ the deal values Hello Sunshine at $900 million, with Blackstone spending over $500 million to buy out Hello Sunshine’s outside investors, including AT&T and […]
Hay Festival Founder Resigns After Investigation
Hay literary festival founder and director Peter Florence has resigned after the board upheld an independent investigation over an internal allegation of bullying. Florence was suspended in October, and the board will now be looking for a new director. In a statement, Florence criticized the process, saying: “I consider that my role had become untenable […]
At Astra Publishing House, Sarah Christensen Fu has joined as senior marketing manager. Jeanette Tran has joined as junior graphic designer. Deborah Ghim has joined as associate editor. She was previously at FSG.
The GMA Book Club pick for August is The Husbands by Chandler Baker.