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White House exposé overshadowed by January diet plans

Sales of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s controversial account of the first few months of the Trump administration, was out sold in the UK by a diet book in its first week of sales.

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Translating books into English: no longer a foreign land?

When Swedish author Stieg Larsson wrote his Millennium Trilogy, beginning with the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, he did what few other authors have managed to do – propel a book whose original language wasn’t English into the top 20 best-selling books world-wide.*

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Black Dog & Leventhal

“I don’t know if we could have ever gotten through this without you. Thanks for your diligence—so necessary on a project like this one.”

Dinah Dunn, Senior Editor, Black Dog & Leventhal/Hachette Books

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Fiction books of 2017

This year has seen the arrival of some exciting new novels, pushing the boundaries of what already exists on our bookshelves, speaking to current affairs and the instability of our times, with authors writing their first new novels in years. I have selected five books, heralded as great by the likes of Waterstones, The Guardian and The Telegraph, as this years best fiction books.

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November Literary Festivals

It’s the 1st of November, go on and indulge yourself in a real cultural feast by attending the many literary festivals that will take place in the UK in November. Wherever you live there’s bound to be one near you. Here we’ve put together a list of the best literary festivals coming up this month.

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

This miraculous novel was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, which aims to recognise outstanding examples of science fiction (SF) literature. It also earned its author a nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2016 British Fantasy Awards.

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The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith

This debut novel by writer Mahsuda Snaith takes the form of a bildungsroman, in which Ravine slowly begins to see the truth that the solitude of her bedroom has kept hidden from her.

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Next stop New Zealand!

It’s official: next month (oh, wow, is it really only that long?) I will be moving to the other side of the world, armed with only a large backpack, my Kindle and a whole lot of hoping. As a young professional just starting out in publishing, I’ve been doing a lot of research into how things stand in the New Zealand publishing industry.

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15 years an editor: Ten things I used to do that I wouldn’t do now

Over the past 15 years, it is safe to say that the pace of change in the publishing industry has been supersonic. The most significant change, has, of course, been the advance in digital technology. It has transformed the way we read and where we read, and it has gradually transformed the way we, as editors, do our work.

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Celebrating National Poetry Day

Homeless to poetry by Vanessa Daly We recently had an enquiry from Séamus Fox, a Cambridge based poet who having become homeless, is now part of the Emmaus community in Cambridge. Emmaus is a charity that supports people who have experienced homelessness by providing them with a home and meaningful […]

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