- Sabaa Tahir on Wrapping Up Her 'Ember in the Ashes' Series
The situation had not improved since she’d copy edited Washington Post reporter Emily Wax’s report in 2007 on Kashmiri women whose male relatives were taken away by the military: “It’d actually gotten worse.”
- Rights Report: Week of November 30, 2020
Elizabeth: Two Daredevil Journalists' Breakneck Race Around the World by Kate Hannigan (l.), a nonfiction picture book about rival reporters Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, whose attempts to circumnavigate the globe in fewer than 80 days riveted the world in 1889.
- Book Deals: Week of November 30, 2020
Simon Thorogood at U.K. publisher Canongate had previously bought world English rights.
- Holiday Book Sales: So Far, So Good
“PRH did a great job getting A Promised Land to the right stores in the right quantities,” Daunt said.
- Writers Groups Protest Audible Exchange Policy
“The difficulty in ascertaining the exact losses to authors and narrators from the exchange benefit is compounded by the lack of transparency of the reporting and the subsequent difficulty being experienced by authors requesting reports on their returns, including the obdurate manner in which these requests
- Rights Report: Week of November 23, 2020
Publication is slated for 2022; Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary did the deal for North American rights.
- New and Forthcoming Social Justice Titles
Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death PenaltyMaurice Chammah, Jan.This deeply reported portrait of the death penalty in Texas considers what it tells us about crime and punishment in America.
- Scholastic Book Fairs Revamps with New Options in Pandemic Era
“For educators, the Scholastic Book Fair is about delivering a sense of normalcy that children and families need right now and helping them get back on the track of reading and learning.
- News Corp CEO Sees Antitrust Concerns in PRH Buy of S&S
But he did offer a view on reports that Penguin Random House and its parent company, Bertelsmann, is a front-runner for S&S.
- Rights Report: Week of November 16, 2020
Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown has acquired, in a preempt, world rights to middle-grade graphic memoir Muhammad Najem, War Reporter by Muhammad Najem (c.) and Nora Neus (l.), in which Najem tells his story of growing up in a Damascus suburb targeted by the Assad reg
- Airié Stuart Named SVP, Publisher at CPI
Stuart’s experience also includes editorial positions with John Wiley & Sons, Simon & Schuster, Warner Books, and HarperCollins.Stuart will report to CPG’s executive v-p and CEO, Frank Armstrong.
- For Libraries, a Time of Caution and Optimism
But her steady hand and compassionate heart have demonstrated that the CCPL Board of Trustees made the right call in choosing her to lead the system.
- Authors Demand Better Treatment from Albert Whitman & Co.
Editor's update: Since this story was reported, Joan He and Albert Whitman have reached an agreement under which He has regained ownership of her rights to Descendant of the Crane and Whitman is no longer selling the book.
- Unjust Deserts: True Crime 2020-2021
The next year, Faleiro traveled to the rural village to report on their deaths, expecting the case to have been solved.
- Reading with Olympia: Olympia Pats the Bunny!
Lots to report!