International Literary Properties, an estate management firm formed late last year with headquarters in London and New York, has acquired 12 literary estates, including those of Evelyn Waugh and Georges Simenon.
Bookstores across the country are expressing support for the protests against police violence by offering material support, promoting antiracism books, and encouraging people to shop at black-owned businesses.
The Association of American Publishers marked its 50th anniversary with a 90-minute virtual annual meeting on June 1 that touched on the changes that have taken place in recent years as the organization has scaled back some of its operations and refocused its priorities.
Four publishers filed a lawsuit on Monday charging the Internet Archive with copyright infringement and asking for an injunction to prevent the IA’s scanning, public display, and distribution of literary works.
Twin Cities bookstores tried to weather the civil unrest that continued throughout the weekend. While Moon Palace Books remained mostly unscathed during days of rioting, Uncle Edgar's and Uncle Hugo's burned down.
Three literary agents affiliated with Red Sofa Literary, a boutique agency in St. Paul, Minn., resigned this past weekend after its principal tweeted that she was calling police to report looting on her block.
This year's adult books that editors are buzzing about shared certain themes: the impact of secrets upon lives that compels people to embark upon quests for the truth to their existence; and the rippling effects of trauma.
The #1 book in the country is ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,’ Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games prequel. Plus Curtis Sittenfeld reimagines the life of ‘Rodham,’ and Bill Gates sends Disney exec Robert Iger on a wild ride.
The release of Suzanne Collins’s prequel to her Hunger Games series in the week ended May 23, 2020, drove up unit sales of print books by 11.1% over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan.