BookMachine » News http://bookmachine.org Connecting Publishing Thu, 28 May 2015 16:50:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2015 Orwell Prize for Books goes to James Meek http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/25/2015-orwell-prize-for-books-goes-to-james-meek/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/25/2015-orwell-prize-for-books-goes-to-james-meek/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 17:11:55 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9858 The Orwell Prize, given annually to the best in British political writing, has this year awarded its prize for books to novelist James Meek, for his non-fictional examination of the privatisation of UK public services, Private Island. The book is a collection of essays largely drawn from the pages of the London Review of Books, […]

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Man Booker International goes to László Krasznahorkai http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/20/man-booker-international-goes-to-laszlo-krasznahorkai/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/20/man-booker-international-goes-to-laszlo-krasznahorkai/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 20:09:26 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9815 The biennial Man Booker International Prize, awarded to living authors of any nationality for a body of work readily available (either in its native tongue or in translation) in English, has this year been presented to Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai. It is the first time the award has been given to an author whose work […]

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Literary prize to rebrand after Folio Society ends sponsorship http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/18/literary-prize-to-rebrand-after-folio-society-ends-sponsorship/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/18/literary-prize-to-rebrand-after-folio-society-ends-sponsorship/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 21:29:55 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9792 The Folio Prize is in search of a new financial benefactor and, consequently, a new name, following the decision of the Folio Society not to renew its title sponsorship of the award. The literary award, which was presented in its first two years of existence under the Folio Society’s name, hopes to continue, and is […]

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CWA reveals longlist for Dagger in the Library prize http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/11/cwa-reveals-longlist-for-dagger-in-the-library-prize/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/11/cwa-reveals-longlist-for-dagger-in-the-library-prize/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 19:14:26 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9721 The Crime Writers’ Association has unveiled the longlist for this year’s Dagger in the Library prize, recognising an author not for a single book but for their complete body of work. Nominations came from votes cast by readers online, this year through the award’s sponsor, Penguin Random House crime imprint/community Dead Good. This year’s longlisted […]

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Richard & Judy Book Club to continue into 2019 http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/07/richard-judy-book-club-to-continue-into-2019/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/07/richard-judy-book-club-to-continue-into-2019/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 23:57:09 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9654 The Richard & Judy Book Club is set to continue into its fifteenth year, with its namesakes having signed a contract that will keep it going through 2019. Started by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan on their eponymous TV show in 2004, the club initially saw ten books per year chosen for on-air discussion and […]

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RSL announces 2015 Ondaatje Prize shortlist http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/04/rsl-announces-2015-ondaatje-prize-shortlist/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/04/rsl-announces-2015-ondaatje-prize-shortlist/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 20:53:39 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9639 The Royal Society of Literature has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Ondaatje Prize, awarded to writers of fiction, non-fiction or poetry resident in the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland, whose work evokes ‘the spirit of a place’. This year’s shortlist is: Rana Dasgupta’s non-fictional portrait of 21st century Delhi, Capital (also nominated for this […]

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Snapshots II – The Launch http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/02/snapshots-ii-the-launch/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/05/02/snapshots-ii-the-launch/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 17:11:09 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9605 Wednesday night saw the launch of BookMachine’s Shapshots II, the second compilation of some of the best blogs from the BookMachine archive. This time round, the collection focuses on consumer relationships, marketing and new publishing models.   Published by Kingston University Press, authored by innovators from across the publishing industry and produced by Kingston’s Publishing MA students, Snapshots II is a truly […]

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Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, James Ellroy win Edgar awards http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/30/stephen-king-gillian-flynn-james-ellroy-win-edgar-awards/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/30/stephen-king-gillian-flynn-james-ellroy-win-edgar-awards/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:45:47 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9601 The Edgar awards – presented by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition of achievement in crime writing – has revealed its 2015 winners, with some big  (and perhaps surprising) names amongst the awards. Best Novel went to Stephen King – an author obviously more commonly known for his horror and supernatural writing – for […]

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YUDU and Pearson ELT launch free Poptropica English® app http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/27/yudu-and-pearson-elt-launch-free-poptropica-english-app/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/27/yudu-and-pearson-elt-launch-free-poptropica-english-app/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:27:07 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9558 Multi-platform publisher and app developer YUDU has teamed with Pearson ELT (English Language Teaching) to launch a free app accompanying Pearson’s Poptropica English® range of learning resources. The app can be downloaded now from the App Store for iOS, with the Android version coming next week. It contains six books available for in-app purchase. Developed […]

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Orwell Prize reveals 2015 shortlists http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/22/orwell-prize-reveals-2015-shortlists/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/22/orwell-prize-reveals-2015-shortlists/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:50:18 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9529 The Orwell Prize, presented annually to political books and journalism that come closest to realising George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’, has revealed its 2015 shortlists. Nominated for this year’s Book Prize are: Rana Dasgupta’s Capital (Canongate), a study of Delhi’s capitalist transformation in the first fifteen years of the 21st […]

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