BookMachine » News http://bookmachine.org Connecting Publishing Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:02:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Elvis Costello memoir due in October from Penguin http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/25/elvis-costello-memoir-due-in-october-from-penguin/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/25/elvis-costello-memoir-due-in-october-from-penguin/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:26:11 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9023 Penguin has revealed that, on 13 October, it will publish a memoir by Elvis Costello (through its Blue Rider Press imprint) with the very Costellonian title of Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. So far those details are only up on the publisher’s American site, meaning there is still time to shift it to Penguin Classics […]

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2015 Folio Prize goes to Akhil Sharma http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/23/2015-folio-prize-goes-to-akhil-sharma/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/23/2015-folio-prize-goes-to-akhil-sharma/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:06:40 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9006 This year’s Folio Prize has been awarded to Akhil Sharma for his novel Family Life. It’s a case of seconds for both prize and author – the second year that the Folio has run (following George Saunders’ inaugural victory in 2014 for his short story collection Tenth of December) and only Sharma’s second novel, one […]

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Two more Terry Pratchett novels set for posthumous publication http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/18/two-more-terry-pratchett-novels-set-for-posthumous-publication/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/18/two-more-terry-pratchett-novels-set-for-posthumous-publication/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:44:16 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8937 When Terry Pratchett died last week at the age of 66, he left behind a body of work that includes 40 novels set in his beloved Discworld, alongside a couple dozen further titles. It is a substantial bibliography by any standard, and one that his fans will no doubt take great comfort and pleasure in […]

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Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein releasing memoir http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/16/sleater-kinneys-carrie-brownstein-releasing-memoir/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/16/sleater-kinneys-carrie-brownstein-releasing-memoir/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:03:22 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8917 It’s already been a big year for feminist musical icons in publishing, what with Kim Gordon’s recently released memoir Girl in a Band, Chrissie Hynde’s recently announced, as-yet-untitled memoir, and PJ Harvey’s forthcoming book of poetry. Now there’s one more to add to the list, with the news that Sleater-Kinney guitarist and vocalist Carrie Brownstein […]

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BTBS supporting internships in the UK Book Trade http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/13/btbs-supporting-internships-in-the-uk-book-trade/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/13/btbs-supporting-internships-in-the-uk-book-trade/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:32:09 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8893 Getting a first job in publishing is extremely competitive, which means that employers are often able to offer internships as completely unpaid positions. Taking an unpaid internship can cost an individual £926 a month in London or £804 in Manchester, and as a result internships can be unfair as only the wealthy can afford to […]

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Waterstones and HarperCollins partner for Killer Crime Festival http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/12/waterstones-and-harpercollins-partner-for-killer-crime-festival/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/12/waterstones-and-harpercollins-partner-for-killer-crime-festival/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:31:30 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8889 Starting tomorrow and running into Saturday (13 and 14 March), Waterstones and HarperCollins are partnering for the Killer Crime Festival, billed as the first virtual crime festival, taking place both online and irl, i.e. in Waterstones branches across the county. The festival sees authors, scriptwriters, criminal psychologists, ex-cops and ex-prisoners in conversation in sessions on […]

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Wellcome Book Prize reveals 2015 shortlist http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/09/wellcome-book-prize-reveals-2015-shortlist/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/09/wellcome-book-prize-reveals-2015-shortlist/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:12:35 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8851 The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize, honouring work – across all genres, including both fiction and non-fiction – that focuses on medicine, health or illness. The prize – presented by London medical museum the Wellcome Collection – was open to any work published in English (including in translation) by a […]

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Chrissie Hynde to release memoir http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/04/chrissie-hynde-to-release-memoir/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/04/chrissie-hynde-to-release-memoir/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:40:38 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8820 Penguin Random House has announced that it will publish a memoir by musician Chrissie Hynde on 8 September. The currently untitled book will see the woman who basically is the Pretenders (being the only constant member of the band’s 37 year history) cover her childhood in Akron, Ohio (the town whose music scene would later […]

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Publishing deal with Macmillan Children’s Books for Made in Me http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/03/publishing-deal-with-macmillan-childrens-books-for-made-in-me/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/03/publishing-deal-with-macmillan-childrens-books-for-made-in-me/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:30:52 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8800 Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired worldwide publishing rights to launch a brand co-created by author/illustrator Tom Percival and digital media company, Made in Me. The brand is called The Little Legend, and consists of four books set in the fictional world of Tale Town, home of Little Red, Jack (of the beanstalk fame), Princess Rapunzel, […]

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Bill Bryson’s first travel book in 15 years due this autumn http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/02/bill-brysons-first-travel-book-in-15-years-due-this-autumn/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/02/bill-brysons-first-travel-book-in-15-years-due-this-autumn/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:17:34 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8791 Today in oh holy hell I shall soon be dead: 2015 marks 15 years – 15 years – since Bill Bryson last published a book of travel writing, that particular book being 2000’s jaunt around Australia, Down Under. In the time since, he has published two volumes of Bryson’s Dictionary (one of Troublesome Words, the other […]

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