Legendary sci-fi author Ben Bova dies aged 88

Scientist, Hugo Award winner, and prolific science fiction author and editor Ben Bova passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at the age of 88. The author of more than one hundred books, Bova...

Major publishing industry events, BookExpo, BookCon and Unbound, permanently cancelled

U.S. book publishing's biggest trade show is being "retired," show organizer ReedPop announced today. BookExpo, along with BookCon and Unbound, will not be held in 2021 after being canceled in 2020 due to the...

Prison book club raises $30,000 for high school student in need

It's hard to imagine two more different places than an elite private school and California's Soledad State Prison, which houses the state's largest concentration of men sentenced to life behind bars. But for the...

Canadian-owned publishers oppose PRH buying S&S

In Canada, the Association of Canadian Publishers is opposing the Penguin Random House's acquisition of Simon & Schuster. The ACP, which represents approximately 115 small to medium-sized English-language Canadian publishers, published a letter last...

PRH purchase of S&S draws objections

Following the announcement that Penguin Random House parent company Bertelsmann won the bidding war for Simon & Schuster with a $2.2 billion offer, members of the book business and related organizations have begun to...

PG Wodehouse: Why India still holds a flame for the English author

PG Wodehouse, creator of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, was the most English novelist imaginable. His comic world was old-fashioned well before he died 45 years ago - crammed with disapproving aunts in hats, eccentric...

Penguin Random House is buying Simon & Schuster. That’s bad for readers

It's a small world after all. And if we don't speak up, it will become smaller. Penguin Random House, already the largest trade publisher in the country, has announced plans to buy Simon & Schuster...

A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path wins 42nd Diagram Prize

In a history-making triumph for its Canadian author and publisher, A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path: Animal Metaphors in Eastern Indonesian Society has won the 42nd annual The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for...

Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster

Bertelsmann, owner of Penguin Random House, is buying Simon & Schuster from ViacomCBS and will make it part of PRH, the company announced. The deal should close in the second half of next year,...

Costa Awards short list announced.

Shortlists in five categories have been announced for the 2020 Costa Book Awards, recognizing some of the most enjoyable books published in the last year by authors living in the U.K. and Ireland. This...

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