BookMachine » News http://bookmachine.org Connecting Publishing Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Walter Scott Prize longlist made public for first time http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/25/walter-scott-prize-longlist-made-public-for-first-time/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/25/walter-scott-prize-longlist-made-public-for-first-time/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:33:23 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8754 This year’s longlist for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has been revealed, the first time in the prize’s history that the longlist has been made public (though, admittedly, that history only stretches back five years, with the first prize awarded in 2010). The field of nominated titles has also been increased, from the […]

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Quarto buys The Ivy Press http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/25/quarto-buys-the-ivy-press/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/25/quarto-buys-the-ivy-press/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:10:56 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8737 Yesterday The Quarto group announced the acquisition of Ivy Press for £1.3m, as well as taking on £200,000 of debt. The Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Quarto employs about 400 people across four distinct but complementary businesses. The Ivy Press […]

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BookMachine Week is underway, Twitter chat on Friday http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/23/bookmachine-week-is-underway-twitter-chat-on-friday/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/23/bookmachine-week-is-underway-twitter-chat-on-friday/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:59:33 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8729 You there! What week is it? No, silly little Dickensian orphan, Christmas was two months ago, this is BookMachine week. Between Monday 23 and Friday 27 February, BookMachine is running a series of events across the world, with publishing folk gathering in Brighton, London, New York, Barcelona and Oxford to hear from a variety of […]

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Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book to be published in July http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/18/newly-discovered-dr-seuss-book-to-be-published-in-july/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/18/newly-discovered-dr-seuss-book-to-be-published-in-july/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:46:52 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8654 In what has already been quite the month for new books from authors most thought we’d never hear from again, Random House has revealed that on 28 July it will publish What Pet Should I Get? – a ‘new’ book by Dr. Seuss. The manuscript for the book was rediscovered in 2013 by Seuss’ widow, […]

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Poetry featured heavily in new BBC arts slate http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/16/poetry-featured-heavily-new-bbc-arts-slate/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/16/poetry-featured-heavily-new-bbc-arts-slate/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:42:57 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8624 Less than a month ago, Robert Harris used his position as head of the Costa Book of the Year Award judging panel to rail against the lack of airtime given to literature by the BBC’s televisual output. Whilst probably not a direct response to Harris’ particular grievances, it is, however, hard to feel that the […]

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Longlists revealed for Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/11/longlists-revealed-carnegie-kate-greenaway-medals/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/11/longlists-revealed-carnegie-kate-greenaway-medals/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:38:25 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8575 The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals – the prestigious prizes awarded annually by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) for, respectively, the year’s best children’s book and best children’s book illustration – have unveiled their 2015 longlists. Each list contains 20 titles, which will be whittled down further with the announcement of […]

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2015 Folio Prize shortlist revealed http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/09/2015-folio-prize-shortlist-revealed/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/09/2015-folio-prize-shortlist-revealed/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:31:00 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8533 The Folio Prize – open to English-language fiction of any genre, form or country of origin – has announced the shortlist for its second year. The eight nominees for the sophomore award are: 10:04 by Ben Lerner; All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews; Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill; Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor; […]

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Questions raised – and rebutted – about new Harper Lee novel http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/04/questions-raised-rebutted-new-harper-lee-novel/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/04/questions-raised-rebutted-new-harper-lee-novel/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:14:21 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8511 As you’ve no doubt heard about, got tired of, called 2 Kill 2 Mockingbirds along with the rest of the internet then got tired of calling 2 Kill 2 Mockingbirds, Harper Lee is set to release a second novel this summer, 55 years after the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird.  On July 14 (happy […]

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Killer Reads reveals titles acquired from open submission http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/02/killer-reads-reveals-titles-acquired-open-submission/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/02/02/killer-reads-reveals-titles-acquired-open-submission/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:36:05 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8496 Last summer we reported that HarperCollins was to relaunch its Killer Reads online community as a digital-first crime and thriller list, and that its initial wave of releases would be discovered via a week of open submissions. Now, with its first publication date of February 19th little over a fortnight away, the imprint has revealed […]

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Costa Book of the Year Award goes to Helen Macdonald http://bookmachine.org/2015/01/28/costa-book-year-award-goes-helen-macdonald/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/01/28/costa-book-year-award-goes-helen-macdonald/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:02:16 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=8458 The 2014 Costa Book of the Year award has gone to Helen Macdonald for her work of non-fiction, H is for Hawk. Macdonald’s book took the prize over Ali Smith’s How to Be Both, Emma Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing, Jonathan Edwards’ My Family and Other Superheroes and Kate Saunders’ Five Children on the Western Front. […]

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