This week, Luis Alberto Urrea, Megan Abbott, Siddhartha Deb, and James Comey publish new novels, while nonfiction includes new work by Seth Godin and Monica Potts. 17 works of fiction https://bookshop.org/lists/new-fiction-publishing-may-30 5 nonfiction titles https://bookshop.org/lists/new-nonfiction-publishing-may-30 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 […]
Bertelsmann CEO “Seeking to Promote Understanding of AI”
Bertelsman ceo Thomas Rabe told the Financial Times that, for creative industries, generative AI could be “very positive provided we…understand its potential and threats.” Overall, he sees the technology as “on balance . . . probably more of an opportunity.” For example, “He said there were even opportunities for authors to augment their output by feeding software with their previous output to generate new content.” Rabe added, “If it’s your content, for which you own the copyright, and then you use it to train the software, you can in theory generate content like never before,” he said. Plus, “Rabe also argued that a proliferation […]
B&N in Hadley, MA Votes to Unionize; Park Slope Employees Are the Next to Try
Eleven booksellers and baristas at the Barnes & Noble in Hadley, MA voted unanimously to unionize on Thursday. They will join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459 and move on to negotiating a contract with management. This marks the first union at a Barnes & Noble retail store. In April, the workers sent a letter to B&N ceo James Daunt, citing low pay, inconsistent schedules, lack of communication from management, and lack of accessibility in the store. Separately, approximately 30 employees at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Park Slope notified management of their intention to unionize and join the Retail, Wholesale […]
2023 International Booker Prize
Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov, translated from Bulgarian by Angela Rodel, won the International Booker Prize.