Tagged: 2020

Reality rites

This time last year, as we headed into 2020, I wondered why the trade was so hesitant about championing itself: after a largely successful decade... Read more

The year that was

A year like no other, is how David Shelley, chief executive of Hachette UK, described 2020 in his letter to authors. Read more

Debut fiction did well in pandemic-hit 2020

Debut novelists performed solidly last year, despite widespread fears that they would lose out to more established authors due to 2020's pandemic-hit publishing schedules. ... Read more

Independent publishers give their tips for the top during the autumn season

Independent publishers are hoping that the busy autumn schedule will not drown out some outstanding books from smaller presses.   Read more

Pushkin Children’s Books aims to spread its wings with Odedina at the helm

Following a slew of press coverage and prize successes—including scooping last week’s Branford Boase Award—Pushkin Children’s Books is looking to grow its list.... Read more

Mosse reflects on 25 years of the Women’s Prize as 2020 event prepares to go online

A quarter of a century after the Women’s Prize for Fiction launched, co-founder Kate Mosse looks at how it has helped to change the publishing... Read more

McGowan and Tan take CILIP medals with titles inspired by the natural world

Anthony McGowan and Shaun Tan this week won the CILIP Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal respectively for their books. Read more

Review of 2019: Atwood and Kerr enjoy Indian summers as readers flock to backlist titles—and revamps

Margaret Atwood and the late Judith Kerr have both made The Bookseller's year-end Author Top 50 for the second time. Read more

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