- Ibram X. Kendi, Ethan Hawke Among ALA Midwinter Meeting Speakers
Though it was not without some initial tech hiccups, which were to be expected, ALA reported strong engagement and more than 10,000 attendees.
- S&S Snags New Trump-Biden Book by Woodward and Costa
S&S acquired world, audio, and first series rights to the book.
- Rights Report: Week of December 7, 2020
David Linker at HarperCollins has acquired world rights to Alan Katz's (l.)
- Spring 2021 Announcements: Lifestyle
Lorena JonesJust Eat: One Reporter’s Quest for a Weight-Loss Regimen That Works by Barry Estabrook (Feb. 2, $26, ISBN 978-0-399-58027-7).
- Spring 2021 Announcements: Memoirs & Biographies
Holt, May 18 ($28.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-150-2)Pulitzer-winning journalist Bernstein recalls his early years as a reporter before he made his name with his Watergate reporting for the Washington Post. 100,000-copy announced first printing.Churchill & SonJosh Ireland.
- Spring 2021 Announcements: Politics & Current Affairs
Politico correspondent Lizza and New York reporter Nuzzi go behind the scenes of the 2020 presidential campaign.
- On Thin Ice: PW Talks with Kale Williams
I was working as a reporter for The Oregonian in 2016 when Nora was transferred to the zoo in Portland.
- Spring 2021 Announcements: Essays & Literary Criticism
Princeton Univ.Billy Wilder on Assignment: Dispatches from Weimar Berlin and Interwar Vienna, edited by Noah Isenberg, trans. by Shelley Frisch (Apr. 27, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-691-19494-3), collects early works by screenwriter and director Billy Wilder from his time as a freelance r
- Publishers Would Back a Reinvented BookExpo
They were always dead right!
- 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.