Maurice Carlos Ruffin, James Lee Burke, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia lead this week’s fiction releases, while nonfiction includes Mary L. Trump, Billie Jean King, and Alice McDermott. 18 new works of fiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-fiction-publishing-august-17 https://shop.aer.io/publishers_lunch/cl/New_Fiction_Publishing_August_/219741 12 new nonfiction titles https://bookshop.org/lists/new-nonfiction-publishing-august-17 https://shop.aer.io/publishers_lunch/cl/New_Nonfiction_Publishing_August_/219742 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 […]
Thirty-nine employees at three Greenlight Bookstore locations in Brooklyn have voted to unionize, joining the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union – the same union joined by employees at McNally Jackson and Book Culture. According to the filing with the National Labor Relations Board, eligible employees include “all Full Time and Regular Part Time Booksellers, Shift Leaders, Sales Associates, Lead Sales Associates, Events Coordinators, Marketing Coordinators, Marketing and Design Assistants, Receivers, Direct to Home Employees, E-Commerce Employees, Staff Picks Liaison Employees, Buying Assistants, and Buyers.” Store managers, temporary employees, and supervisors are excluded. Co-owner Jessica Stockston Bagnulo said, “Greenlight intends […]
The Tobias Literary Agency will expand to include screenwriters under the header of Tobias Literary Management. Theatre producer and manager Eric C. Jones will head up the new endeavor, which will represent “traditionally disenfranchised voices,” along with J.R. Ficarra, who previously worked at equity firm Hill Path Capitol and production company Matador Content. “In order to tip the scales of widespread discrimination in the industry we have to support and lift up works that promote diversity and equity by writers from all marginalized communities,” Jones said. Tobias Literary Agency president Lane Heymont said, “This feels like a natural progression as […]
Quarto announced a number of promotions.
Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune tops September's Library Reads list.
Columnist and financial thriller writer Michael M. Thomas died August 7 at 85. The NYT notes that he “wrote chiefly about money and how people got it, what they did with it and what it did to them — people he dismissed as ‘social climbers, stock market papermongers, real estate shills and assorted other virtuosos of hype and blather’.” Graydon Carter told the Times, “Michael came from money, and he made money. As a result, he could write about people who came from money and made money like a modern-day Trollope.”