BookMachine » News http://bookmachine.org Connecting Publishing Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:34:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Orion acquires new Alan Partridge book http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/15/orion-acquires-new-alan-partridge-book/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/15/orion-acquires-new-alan-partridge-book/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:54:09 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9438 BACK OF THE NET – Orion has acquired a second book by Alan Partridge, the former BBC chat show host, sometime sports correspondent, current North Norfolk Digital DJ and wholly fictional comic creation of Steve Coogan named ‘man of the moment’ by TV Quick Magazine in 1994. The as yet untitled book will be, according […]

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Second volume of Patti Smith memoir coming this year http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/13/second-volume-of-patti-smith-memoir-coming-this-year/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/13/second-volume-of-patti-smith-memoir-coming-this-year/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:06:32 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9419 Revered punk-poet-musician Patti Smith released her first volume of memoir, Just Kids, in 2010. Focusing on her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe as the pair traversed the art world of 1970s New York City, the book was warmly received even outside of Smith’s expected fanbase, winning the National Book Award for non-fiction and placing on […]

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Cargo publishing Social Bite Cookbook http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/08/cargo-publishing-social-bite-cookbook/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/08/cargo-publishing-social-bite-cookbook/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:05:24 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9281 Social Bite is, as the name suggests, a social enterprise: a chain of cafes selling soups and sandwiches, whose profits are given entirely to charitable causes. With two outlets apiece in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the business currently invests in Shelter Scotland, the Vision Eye Care Hospital in Bangladesh, the MicroLoan Foundation in Malawi and Zambia, […]

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London Book Fair opens poetry competition http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/06/london-book-fair-opens-poetry-competition/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/06/london-book-fair-opens-poetry-competition/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 20:47:37 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9218 Next week’s London Book Fair is, for the first time, incorporating poetry, with its Poetry Pavilion space giving publishers of poetry a place to exhibit. To mark the occasion, the Fair and Inpress have joined forces to bestow the inaugural Poetry Pavilion Prize. The prize is open to anyone either attending the event, connected in […]

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Wodehouse Prize reveals 2015 shortlist http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/01/wodehouse-prize-reveals-2015-shortlist/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/04/01/wodehouse-prize-reveals-2015-shortlist/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:53:37 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9061 The shortlist has been unveiled for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, pitting three debuting novelists (all of them women, incidentally) against three long-established authors (all of them men, incidentally). Competing for the prize this year are:¬†Losing It by Helen Lederer;¬†Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party by Alexander McCall Smith; How to Build a […]

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Shortlist revealed for 2015 Walter Scott Prize http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/30/shortlist-revealed-for-2015-walter-scott-prize/ http://bookmachine.org/2015/03/30/shortlist-revealed-for-2015-walter-scott-prize/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:44:02 +0000 http://bookmachine.org/?p=9039 The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction – which, just over a month ago, made its longlist public for the first time – has unveiled the shortlist for its 2015 award. Those initial fifteen titles have been cut back to seven: The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis; The Lie by Helen Dunmore; Viper Wine […]

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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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