Book Publishing News: 3
Amazon Committing $10 Million to Grow Literary Translation Imprint AmazonCrossing (2015-10-13): AmazonCrossing is looking for books and translators to expand its line of foreign books to offer to American readers. It is seeking books in several genres.
Cheryl Strayed Named Official Spokesperson for Indies First Celebration (2015-09-17): Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild, is the official spokesperson for the nationwide celebration of indie bookstores on Small Business Saturday.
University of Akron Press is Back in Business (2015-08-23): After a huge backlash over the gutting of the University of Akron Press' budge and staff, the Trustees have relented and are rehiring all the staff.
Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com Team Up to Help Bored Travelers (2015-08-20): Simon & Schuster and Hotels.com team up to get bored travelers bestselling ebooks.
Apple Loses Ebook Price Fixing Case, Must Pay $450 Million to Consumers (2015-07-06): Apple just lost its appeal in the ebook price fixing case. It will pay $450 million to consumers unless it decides to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Readers Can't Get Enough of Christian Grey (2015-06-23): Readers can't get enough of Christian Grey. E.L. James' new book, Grey, told from Christian's point of view broke sales records in its first week of release.
Amazon Inks Deal With Penguin Random House (2015-06-19): Amazon finalized a deal with Penguin Random House for the sale of ebooks and print books. But the European Commission wants to know what's in these contracts.
Swedish YouTube Star Felix Kjellberg Inks Book Deal (2015-06-12): Swedish YouTube star Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie has signed a book deal with Penguin Random House. The inspirational book hist stores in October.
John Scalzi Inks $3.4 Million Publishing Deal With Tor (2015-06-12): SF author John Scalzi has signed a decade long, $3.5 million deal with Tor for 13 books. He discusses the deal.
James Patterson Launching Children's Book Imprint at Little, Brown (2015-05-30): James Patterson is launching a new kids book imprint called jimmy patterson at Little, Brown. He will donate all his profits to children's literacy efforts.
Margaret Atwood Contributes Inaugural Manuscript to the Future Library (2015-05-26): Margaret Atwood is the first author to contribute a book to the Future Library. The books will be printed in 100 years.
Kensington Launches Two New Book Imprints (2015-05-17): Kensignton Publishing has launched two new digital imprints: Lyrical Shine and Lyrical Underground. They are actively looking for new authors.
Patricia Cornwell Inks Deal for Two More Kay Scarpetta Novels (2015-05-12): Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell just signed a deal for two more Kay Scarpetta novels. The books will be published by William Morrow.
St. Martin's Press Forming New Military Imprint SOFREP Books (2015-04-30): St. Martin's Press has partnered with Force12 Media to form a new military imprint called SOFREP Books. The first titles will roll out in 2016.
Amazon and HarperCollins Come to Terms, Sign New Deal (2015-04-14): Amazon and HarperCollins have settled their differences and inked a new deal for ebook pricing.
First Annual Independent Bookstore Day is May 2nd (2015-04-04): California Bookstore Day was such a success last year, the event is going nationwide on May 2, 2015.
Ferguson Librarian Wins $10,000 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity (2015-03-30): Ferguson Public Library's Scott Bonner has won the ALA's second annual Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.
Simon and Schuster Launches Spirituality Imprint Called Enliven (2015-03-23): Atria has chosen author and Fair Trade entrepreneur Zhena Muzyka as the Publisher at Large of its new spirituality and self-help imprint called Enliven.
James Patterson to Donate $1.25 Million to School Libraries (2015-03-09): Bestselling author James Patterson is donating $1.25 million to school libraries in the U.S. Schools can apply for one of the grants and get bonus points from Scholastic.
Self-Published Teen Inks Deal With Scholastic (2015-03-07): Self-published teen author Aija Mayrock just inked a deal with Scholastic for an expanded version of her Book, The Survival Guide to Bullying.