London Book Fair 2013

Special link: London Book Fair 2013

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize announces 2012 Longlist

The longlist has been announced for the Dylan Thomas Prize, which honors the author of a novel, play, poetry or travel book in the English language who is under 30. A shortlist will be announced in September, with the winner named November 9:

Grow Up by Ben Brooks
The Spider King's Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo
Once You Break a Knuckle by D.N. Wilson
Diving Belles by Lucy Wood
My Dearest Jonah by Matthew Crow
Tea at the Grand Tazi by Alexandra Singer
The Doll Princess by Tom Benn
The White Shadow by Andrea Eames
Threats by Amelia Gray
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

Monday, July 30, 2012

Writer Maeve Binchy dies aged 72

The writer Maeve Binchy has died following a short illness, aged 72. Ms Binchy sold more than 40 million books worldwide. Some of her work was also adapted for screen including the 1995 film Circle of Friends. A journalist, short story writer and best-selling novelist, Maeve Binchy was born in Dalkey in Co Dublin and studied at UCD

2012 RITA Awards winners

The winners of 2012 RITA Awards, sponsored by the Romance Writers of America, are:

Best First Book: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Contemporary Series Romance: Doukakis's Apprentice by Sarah Morgan
Contemporary Series Romance, Suspense/Adventure: Soldier's Last Stand by Cindy Dees
Contemporary Single Title Romance: Boomerang Bride by Fiona Lowe
Historical Romance: The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
Inspirational Romance: The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements: How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal
Paranormal Romance: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Regency Historical Romance: A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
Romance Novella: I Love the Earl by Caroline Linden
Romantic Suspense: New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
Young Adult Romance: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Books Marketing Society Awards winner

The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua has won the Best Blurb for 2011

Dutch e-book market finally accelerating

E-book sales in The Netherlands passed the 600,000 mark over the first half of 2012, with close to 16,000 available titles. E-book revenue constitutes 3% of the market, against 1,6% over 2011 and 0,7% over 2010

2012 Libris Awards winners (Canada)

Canadian Booksellers Association has announced the winners of the 2012 Libris Awards at a gala awards dinner and celebration on Sunday, June 3. The event, which was held at the Toronto Congress Centre, was hosted by award-winning author Terry Fallis and attended by bookselling professionals from across the country. The Libris Awards recognize the best in the Canadian book industry. Nominated and voted on by members of the Canadian Booksellers Association, the Libris Awards single out the best in 12 categories including best writer; best editor; best sales rep; best publisher; best small press publisher; best distributor; best fiction, non-fiction, children's book, and young reader books; and best campus and general book retailer

The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books

The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books catalogs the top ten favorite books of over 140 major authors and growing, including Louis D. Rubin, Jim Harrison, David Foster Wallace, David Leavitt, Paul Auster, Michael Chabon, and many more. Here's the list of books rank-ordered by frequency and here are other lists compiled from the statistics

The London Olympics: 1908, 1948, 2012 [Kindle Edition]

The London Olympics: 1908, 1948, 2012 [Kindle Edition] by David Long - Who was the oldest gold medalist ever, and what animal did he shoot to obtain his victory? Why is London's 50km water ring main of sporting interest? Where can you find remnants of the two previous London Olympics? London 2012 marks the third occasion the city has hosted the Summer Games. Much has been written about this XXXth Olympiad, from sporting, cultural and societal angles. The intention of this short book, prepared by noted London author David Long, is to give the reader an historical primer, covering the Games of 1908 and 1948, as well as the author's thoughts on the current Olympiad. As with any book from David, you can expect a well-researched account pebbledashed with eyebrow-raising trivia

Friday, July 27, 2012

Rachel Rooney wins CLPE Poetry award

A debut poetry collection for children, filled with humour, wordplay and riddles, has won the CLPE Poetry award. Rachel Rooney, a teacher from Brighton, won the prize with The Language of Cat, a collection of poems marked by what the judges called a "subtle distinctive speaking voice"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

London book and poetry events: 25-31 July 2012

Book, poetry and spoken word events in London 25-31 July, 2012

Man Booker 2012 longlist announced

The 12 books for the Man Booker 2012 longlist were chosen by a panel of judges chaired by Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. The longlisted books were selected from a total of 145 titles, 11 of which were called in by the judges:

* Nicola Barker, The Yips (Fourth Estate)
* Ned Beauman, The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
* André Brink, Philida (Harvill Secker)
* Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)
* Michael Frayn, Skios (Faber & Faber)
* Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday)
* Deborah Levy, Swimming Home (And Other Stories)
* Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
* Alison Moore, The Lighthouse (Salt)
* Will Self, Umbrella (Bloomsbury)
* Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis (Faber & Faber)
* Sam Thompson, Communion Town (Fourth Estate)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Children's author Margaret Mahy dies aged 76

One of New Zealand's most acclaimed literary figures, Margaret Mahy, has died following a short illness

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Theakstons Old Peculier crime novel of the year award winner

Denise Mina's story of suicide and murder during the financial crisis, The End of the Wasp Season, has won the Theakstons Old Peculier crime novel of the year award, beating John Connolly, Christopher Brookmyre and SJ Watson to take one of the UK's top crime fiction prizes

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Research and Markets: UK Publishing Sector: Industry Profile

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "UK Publishing Sector: Industry Profile" report to their offering

BookStats 2012 from BISG

The e-book phenomenon continued in 2011 with e-books ranking, for the first time, as the year's #1 individual format for Adult Fiction; Children's/Young Adult titles showed the strongest performance among categories; brick-and-mortar stores remain the biggest sales channel; and direct-to-consumer saw strong growth according to BookStats 2012, the most comprehensive annual survey of the size and scope of the U.S. publishing industry

Abigail Rokison is Shakespeare's Globe Book Award.winner

A book penned by a TV actress turned author and scholar has won the first award handed out by an educational charity dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. Shakespearean Verse Speaking by Abigail Rokison, who acted alongside David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones in her role as Primrose Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, is the winner of the inaugural Shakespeare's Globe Book Award

Pearson to acquire Author Solutions, Inc for $116m

Pearson has announced the acquisition of Author Solutions, Inc. from Bertram Capital for $116 million in cash

Michael Connelly wins 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Michael Connelly's legal thriller The Fifth Witness has been named the winner of the 2nd Annual Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain Julia Briggs Memorial Prize 2013

The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain is holding a third essay competition in memory of acclaimed Virginia Woolf scholar and VWSGB Executive Council member Julia Briggs, who died in August 2007. The competition is open to members and non-members

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

London book and poetry events: 18-24 July 2012

Book, poetry and spoken word events in London 18-24 July, 2012

2012 Wales Book of the Year award winner

Patrick McGuinness's debut novel The Last Hundred Days has won the 2012 Wales Book of the Year award (English-language). Patrick was shortlisted along side two other writers, Robert Minhinnick (Seren) with his collection of short stories The Keys of Babylon and Joe Dunthorne Wild Abandon (Penguin)

Forward prize shortlist

Forward prize shortlist. The winners will be announced on 3 October:

The Forward prize for Best Collection

White Sheets by Beverley Bie Brahic (CB Editions)

Place by Jorie Graham (Carcanet Press)

Naked Clay: Drawing from Lucian Freud by Barry Hill (Shearsman Books)

Odi Barbare by Geoffrey Hill (Clutag Press)

People Who Like Meatballs by Selima Hill (Bloodaxe Books)

The Felix Dennis prize for Best First Collection

The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman by Loretta Collins Klobah (Peepal Tree Press)

Clueless Dogs by Rhian Edwards (Seren)

Stalker by Lucy Hamilton (Shearsman Books)

81 Austerities by Sam Riviere (Faber and Faber)

Breaking Silence by Jacob Sam-La Rose (Bloodaxe Books)

The Forward prize for Best Single Poem in memory of Michael Donaghy

Deep Sea Diver by Greta Stoddart (Magma Poetry)

A Part Song by Denise Riley (London Review of Books)

Marigolds, 1960 by Michael Longley (London Review of Books)

Mea Culpa: Cleaning the Gutters by John Kinsella (The Warwick Review)

Fugue on a line of Amr bin M'ad Yakrib by Marilyn Hacker (The Wolf Magazine)

Strand Critics Awards winners

The winners of the Strand Critics Awards are:

Novel (tie):
Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder (St. Martin's)
The Cut by George Pelecanos (Reagan Arthur Books)

First Novel: Sister by Rosamund Lupton (Crown)

Lifetime Achievement: Joseph Wambaugh and John Sandford

Barnes & Noble introduces NOOK® for Web

Barnes & Noble, Inc. has introduced NOOK for Web, an innovative and free new browser experience that offers readers the ability to explore the hottest digital titles and bestselling books right from their computer - no sign-in, software download or NOOK account required to begin reading

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ALA TechSource free webinar, "Introducing the Book as an iPad App"

iPads are everywhere. Some publishers are experimenting with a new kind of book, published as an app. These books are distinct from the mostly-text ebooks you might read with the Kindle or Nook apps. Drawing from all the functionality of the iPad platform, creators may extend the book, presenting a new immersive experience for readers. As hybrids mixing elements of film, videogames, and social media in with the text traditional to the book, this new kind of book challenges the notion of what a book is. For librarians, they offer new opportunities in evaluation, selection, and services. Join in this free 60-minute webinar on July 23 and:

* See demos of fiction and nonfiction titles, including children's books and graphic novels
* Discuss the qualities of a delightful reading experience
* Ask some questions about what these changes might mean for readers, libraries, and publishers
* Spark ideas for creative programs and services that you can offer in your library related to iPad book apps.

Nicole Hennig is Head of the User Experience Group for the MIT Libraries. Her expertise includes user experience studies, mobile web, mobile apps and the user experience of e-reading

Michael Cart celebrates Edward Lear

In his latest podcast, Infopeople's book guy Michael Cart celebrates Edward Lear's 200th birthday. And then changing topics (sort of), he talks about texting and reading

Project Gutenberg Self Publishing Portal

Project Gutenberg Self Publishing Portal allows authors to share their works with our readers as well as allows readers to provide comments, reviews and feedback to the authors. Every eBook has its own detail page with ratings and Wall for displaying reader comment. There is no charge for using this service and registration is not required for reading or downloading the publications or comments. However, registration is required to upload a book or post a comment. All postings are monitored, and offensive or indecent postings will not be approved

Donald J. Sobol, creator of Encyclopedia Brown, dies at 87

Donald J. Sobol, the creator of Encyclopedia Brown, the clever boy detective who made bookworms of many a reluctant young reader, died on Wednesday in South Miami. He was 87

Neil Gaiman has signed a new 5-book deal with HarperCollins

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman has signed a new 5-book deal with HarperCollins, it was announced Wednesday. But adult fans of the author will have to wait for another Gaiman book written specifically for them

Monday, July 16, 2012

Video: Ask an Algonquin Editor: Chuck Adams on rejection

Algonquin Executive Editor Chuck Adams talks about the things editors hate to see in manuscripts

Costa launches Short Story Award

Costa has launched the Costa Short Story Award. The competition is open to published or unpublished writers aged 18 or over who have been resident in the UK or Ireland for the past three years. The unpublished story must be maximum 4,000 words and will be judged anonymously (ie without the identity of the author being known to the judges)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 SIBA Book Awards winners

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced winners of this year's SIBA Book Awards, representing booksellers' "favorite handsells" of the year. Finalists and winners will be honored September 8 during the SIBA Trade Show in Naples, Fla. The winners are:

Children's: Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond by Mary Quattlebaum (Dawn Publications)

Cooking: The New Southern Garden Cookbook by Sheri Castle (University of North Carolina Press)

Fiction: Iron House by John Hart (St. Martin's)

Nonfiction: Lions of the West by Robert Morgan (Algonquin)

Poetry: Abandoned Quarry by John Lane (Mercer University Press)

Young adult: Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A.J. Hartley (Razorbill)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Man Booker Prizes Weekly Roundup - 13 July 2012

The latest news about Man Booker Prize writers and judges - 13 July 2012

Booktrust shortlisted for major charity award

Booktrust has been shortlisted for the prestigious Third Sector Big Impact Award for the national reading programme, Bookstart. The award recognises a project that has had a substantial impact on national or international life. Celebrating its 20th year in 2012, Bookstart, the early years intervention programme, has already reached more than 30 million babies and toddlers through the gift of free books at key ages before they start school. The programme inspires a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life. Guidance materials support parents and carers in enjoying books with their children from as early an age as possible

Friday, July 13, 2012

2012 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa longlist

The longlist for the 2012 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa has been announced:

The Beauty I Have Seen — Tanure Ojaide
Bitter Chocolate — Toyin Adewale Gabriel
That Other Country — Hyginus Eku]wuazi
The Book of the Dead — Kgebetli Moele
The Unseen Leopard — Bridget Pitt
On Black Sister's Street — Chika Unigwe
The African American — Dike-Ogu Chukwumerije
Roses and Bullets — Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo
Young Blood — Sifiso Mzobe
The Colour of Power — Marie Heese
Pride of the Spider Clan — Odili Ujubuonu
The Lazarus Effect — HJ Golakai
Fallout — Sue Rabie
The Thin Line — Arja Salafranca
Only a Canvas — Olushola Olugbesan

The shortlist will be announced in August this year

Carol Ann Duffy wins 2012 PEN/Pinter prize

Carol Ann Duffy has used her poetry to skewer the pomposity of the GCSE exam board, mark the death of Stephen Lawrence and poke fun at overpaid footballers in recent years. Now the poet laureate's "fierce intellectual determination" is set to be rewarded with the PEN/Pinter prize - Guardian

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Branford Boase Award 2012 winner

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher, edited by Fiona Kennedy and published by Orion Children's Books has won the 2012 Branford Boase Award, given annually to the author and editor of the most outstanding debut novel for children

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2012 Authors' Club Dolman Travel Book of the Year long list

The 2012 Authors' Club Dolman Travel Book of the Year long list has been announced:

Harlem is Nowhere, by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (Granta)
On Extinction, by Melanie Challenger (Granta)
Street Fight in Naples, by Peter Robb (Bloomsbury)
The Fetish Room: The Education of a Naturalist, by Redmond O'Hanlon (Profile)
Thin Paths: Journeys in and around an Italian Village, by Julia Blackburn (Jonathan Cape)
To a Mountain in Tibet, by Colin Thubron (Vintage)
To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface, by Olivia Laing (Canongate)
White Fever, by Jacek Hugo-Bader (Portobello)
Wild Coast, by John Gimlette (Profile Books)

The shortlist will be announced in early August and the award itself is taking place at Hatchards on 5th September 2012

The Man Booker Prizes Weekly Roundup - 9 July 2012

The latest news about Man Booker Prize writers and judges - 9 July 2012

School Library Association Information Book Award 2012 shortlist

The shortlist for the School Library Association Information Book Award 2012 has been announced:

Under 7s

* A Stork in a Baobab Tree: An African 12 Days of Christmas by Catherine House, illustrated by Polly Alakjja, published by Janetta Otter-Barry Books (Frances Lincoln)
* A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino, published by Walker Books
* Dolphin Baby! by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Brita Granström, published by Walker Books
* Who Has What? All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, published by Walker Books


* Beatrice's Dream: A Story of Kibera Slum by Karen Lynn Williams, illustrated by Wendy Stone, published by Frances Lincoln
* Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Vicky White, published by Walker Books
* Nature Adventures by Mick Manning and Brita Granström, published by Janetta Otter-Barry Books. (Frances Lincoln)
* North: The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth by Nick Dowson, illustrated by Patrick Benson, published by Walker Books


* Afghanistan: From War to Peace? (Our World Divided) by Philip Steele, published by Wayland
* Charles Dickens: A Lifetime of Storytelling; A Legacy of Change by Catherine Wells-Cole, illustrated by Ian Andrew, Caroline Anstey and Diz Wallis, published by Templar
* Star: From Birth to Black Hole by Alan Dyer, published by Templar
* Terezin: A Story of the Holocaust by Ruth Thomson, published by Franklin Watts

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award winner

By majority decision the jury for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award has decided to present this year's award to Nathan Englander for his book "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank" published by Knopf, New York

Nick Payne wins Harold Pinter Award

Nick Payne has been announced as the second recipient of the Harold Pinter Playwright's Award, introduced last year to support a new commission at London's Royal Court Theatre. The inaugural award was presented to Anders Lustgarten in 2011 and it is now given out annually by Harold Pinter's widow, Lady Antonia Fraser, to support a new commission at the Royal Court. It can be given to any playwright, from a first-time, unpublished writer to one who is already established

Monday, July 9, 2012

Carlos Fuentes literary prize created

The Mexican government has announced the creation of a $250,000 literary prize named after Carlos Fuentes, to be awarded every year on November 11, the date on which the late writer was born

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The 2012 edition of the Newbery and Caldecott awards guide

What book was honored with a Newbery Award in 1931? Or awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1957? In 1974? Last year? Updated to include the 2012 award and honor books, "The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2012 Edition" gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook, published by ALA Editions, for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory. With an easy-to-use streamlined look and format, the 2012 guide features:

A new essay by Deborah Stevenson, director of the Center for Children’s Books at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on how the awards are consistently a big moment for children's books to be noticed and celebrated outside the library world;

Explanations of criteria used to select the winners;

Updated bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners

Rotimi Babatunde wins 13th Caine Prize for African Writing

Nigeria's Rotimi Babatunde has won the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa's leading literary award, for his short story entitled 'Bombay's Republic' from 'Mirabilia Review' Vol. 3.9 (Lagos, 2011)

2012 Global Ebook Awards finalists (USA)

The finalists for the 2012 Global Ebook Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced at the Global Ebook Awards ceremony and dinner in Santa Barbara on August 18, 2012

"Best Of" Categories

Best eBook Cover

Drake's Coffin by Michael D. Urban
No Red Pen: Writers, Writing Groups & Critique by Victoria A. Hudson
ReBecoming: The Way of Opportunity by J. R. Maxon
Strangler Figs by Peggy Chittenden Brown
The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin

Best eBook Trailer

Amazon Categories Create Best Sellers by Aggie Villanueva
Dying the Right Way, A System of Caregiving and Planning for Families by Janice Louise Long
Equity of Evil by Rudy Mazzocchi
Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator by Robert Downs
Flow-tography: Better Photos Now by Suzanne Merritt

Best Illustration in Children Fiction

Simon and the Solar System by Derek the Ghost
The Day I Became a Pirate by Cary Snowden

Best Illustration in Non-Fiction

Joy after the Fire, When Grief, Loss, and Despair are the Seeds of New Joy and Growth by Joyce Wycoff
Preventing Sales Crimes by Peri Shawn

Best Multimedia in an eBook (Audio/Video/Internet/App/iPad)

The American Challenge by Robert Etheredge
The Day I Became a Pirate by Cary Snowden
The Little Book of Secret Code Puzzles by Gary Ciesla

Specialty Categories

Christian Children's Picture Book

Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Christian eBook

Armed for Battle and Destined for Glory! by Victor S. Torres
Dead Man Rising: From a Watery Grave to an Incredible Life by Larry Skahill


Do You? By Michelle Reynoso
Multiple Exposures by Sara Marie Hogg
Northern Wisdom by Eoghan Odinsson

Fiction Categories

Children Literature Fiction

Celtic Run by Sean Vogel
Lexie World (Three Lost Kids, #1) by Kimberly Kinrade
The Adventures of Baylord Bear by Lucinda Sue Crosby

Children Picture Books Fiction

Andrew, The Ant Farmer Big City Adventure by Jack Lantz
Bella the Dragon by Barbara Nick
Bella and the Year of the Dragon by Barbara Nick
Great-Grandpa Fussy and the Little Puckerdoodles by Mardo Williams
Penelope the Purple Pirate by Melissa Northway
Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Erotic Literature Fiction

Floor Time – The Realtors Book 1 by Liz Crowe

Gay/Lesbian/LGBT Fiction

Singing Her Alive by Diana K. Perkins
The Indelible Heart by Marianne K. Martin

Graphic Novel Fiction

The Truth About Cats by Molly Brandenburg

Historical Literature Fiction – Ancient (set before 500 AD)

Image of a Man: A Novel of the Shroud of Turin by V.G. Bortin
The Bow of Heaven, Book I: The Other Alexander by Andrew Levkoff
The Dragon's Harp by Rachael Pruitt

Historical Literature Fiction – Contemporary (set 1940-NOW)

Flights of Angels by Cindy Brandner
Plant Teacher by Caroline Alethia
War Remains by Jeffrey Miller
Watergate -The Political Assassination by Rene Chang

Historical Literature Fiction – Medieval (set 500-1500 AD)

Song at Dawn by Jean Gill
Thwarted Queen by Cynthia Haggard

Historical Literature Fiction – Modern (set 1500-1940 AD)

Carrier-of-Bones by John Francois
Maya Lord by John Coe Robbins
William & Lucy by Michael Brown

Horror Fiction

Immortal Implements by Ryan K Hoover
One Blood by Qwantu Amaru

Humor/Comedy Fiction

No Nude Swimming by Robert Gottlieb
Postcards From Home by Sylvia Morice
Wishful Weddings by Hy Brett

Inspirational/Visionary Fiction

Heart of a Native by Tom St. Dennis
The Opening by Ron Savarese
The Underlying Hand by Roger P Koch

Multicultural Literature Fiction

Autumn Shadows in August by Robert W. Norris
Hystera by Leora Skolkin-Smith
Plant Teacher by Caroline Alethia

Mystery Fiction

A Wedding to Die For Book Two in the Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series by Heather Haven
Ice on the Grapevine by R.E. Donald
Olive Park by C.J. Booth
River's Bend by Charlsie Russell
Stone Fly by Rod Collins

Popular Literature Fiction

In Leah's Wake by Terri Giuliano Long
Julia's Song by Elyse Pierce
Razzle Dazzle by Robert Blair Kaiser
The Salome Effect by James Sajo
Whispering Tides by Guido Mattioni

Pre-Teen Literature Fiction

Nate Rocks the World by Karen Pokras Toz
The Ghost in my iPad by E L Russell

Religion/Faith Fiction

Contingency by Paula Wiseman
Return of the Aliens by Ruth Nordin

Romance Fiction – Contemporary

Alpha's Mate by Caryn Block
Blaze of Glory by M. Garzon
Family Secrets by DeAnn Daley Holcomb
Whisper of Lies by Cherry-Ann Carew

Romance Fiction – Historical

Bid for a Bride by Ruth Nordin
Breezes From Another Time by Paulette Renee Broqueville
The Insignificance of Being a Spy… by Suzy Stewart Dubot

Short Stories/Essays Fiction

Ask by David Heard
Railway Confessions-A Collection of Short Stories by Carolyn Moncel
Regret in Triptych by Chris Wesley

Speculative Fiction – Classic Fantasy (set before 1940)

Armor of God: The Paladin by Tracy Lesch
Dragon's Gift by Elizabeth Gaines Johnston
SwanSong by Lynne Cantwell

Speculative Fiction – Contemporary Fantasy (set after 1940)

Death's Promise by Cheryl Twaddle
Inked In by Karlyn Simone
Takers by Chris Davis

Speculative Fiction – Paranormal

Angela's Coven by Bruce Jenvey
Dillon's War, The Weretiger of Kontum by Richard Dixon
Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
Plant Teacher by Caroline Alethia
The Flaw in the Fabric, Book 1 of A Travellers Guide for Lost Souls by Jim T. Lindsey

Speculative Fiction – Science Fiction

City Beneath the Earth by Thomas Heiliger
Xenofreak Nation by Melissa Conway

Spiritual/Metaphysical Fiction

Chasing Grace: A Novel of Odd Redemption by Carol Costello
ReBecoming: The Way of Opportunity by J. R. Maxon

Suspense Fiction

Dead Witness by Joylene Nowell Butler
Equity of Evil by Rudy Mazzocchi

Teen Literature Fiction

Jaguar Princess: The Last Maya Shaman by Marjorie Bicknell Johnson
Nightingale by David Farland
Selo by Doug Setter

Thriller Fiction

Guate! by C.A. Blackwell
One Blood by Qwantu Amaru
The Seventh Stone by Pamela Hegarty
The Typhoon Sanction by Wes DeMott
Toulouse 4 Death by Gregory C. Randall

Travel/Essay Fiction

Plant Teacher by Caroline Alethia

Western Fiction

Twisted River by Mel Hague

Non-Fiction Categories

Action/Adventure Non-Fiction

Schooner to the Southern Oceans by Gordon Cook
Walking for Peace, an Inner Journey by Mony Dojeiji

Advertising/Marketing/Sales Non-Fiction

Own Your Niche by Stephanie Chandler
Preventing Sales Crimes by Peri Shawn

Animals/Pets Non-Fiction

Maria's Duck Tales: Wildlife Stories From My Garden by Maria Daddino

Anthology Non-Fiction

Burnt Toast: musings on living, loving and saying goodbye by Lenore Skomal
Tales from The Sierra Madre by Jenny McGill

Art/Graphics Non-Fiction

Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce by Peter Clothier

Autobiography/Memoirs Non-Fiction

Armed for Battle and Destined for Glory! by Victor S. Torres
Dead Man Rising: From a Watery Grave to an Incredible Life by Larry Skahill
My Healing Heart by Rosalie B. Kahn
Saving Mary: The Possession by Deidre Havrelock
This Mobius Strip of Ifs by Mathias B. Freese

Aviation Non-Fiction

Flight Emergency: Take the Left Seat in Eight Role-Playing Emergency Scenarios by Reya Kempley
Safety Management without the Mumbo Jumbo by Rob Collins

Biography Non-Fiction

Burnished: Burnside Life Stories by Kate Shayler
The Democrat by Olly Wyatt

Business Non-Fiction

3 Off the Tee: Make it Happen by Lorii Myers
15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy by Mary C. Kelly, PhD
Lasting Contribution: How to Think, Plan, and Act to Accomplish Meaningful Work by Tad Waddington
Own Your Niche by Stephanie Chandler
THE Book on…BUSINESS From A to Z by Daniel Feiman, et al

Careers/Employment Non-Fiction

Confessions of a Hiring Manager Rev. 2.0 by J.T. Kirk
Hot Tips for Career Chicks by Karen Adamedes
The Hire Tactics: The 4 Milestones for Civilian Employment by Tom Stein and Greg Wood
Winning At Interview by Alan Jones

Communications Non-Fiction

Rock Solid Confidence: Presenting Yourself with Assurance, Poise and Power by Jan Whalen, MASL
Timeout! To Retreat, Review & Renew by Phyllis & Jerry Campagna

Cookbooks Non-Fiction

Afghan Cuisine: A Collection of Family Recipes by Nafisa Sekandari
Vegetarian Health Recipes by Dr. Patricia Bragg

Current Events/Politics/Foreign Affairs Non-Fiction

Gag Order Lifted: The Courage to Expose a Major Cover-up in the Fifth Largest School District in the United States by Essington Wade
21st Century Revolution by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramh

Death/Dying (Thanatology) Non-Fiction

The Unknown Connection by Phyllis E. Sloan

Diet/Nutrition Non-Fiction

Apple Cider Vinegar by Dr. Patricia Bragg

Education Non-Fiction

Kids Cooking and Learning by Amy Houts
The Scoop on Good Grammar by Margie Blumberg

Entertainment and Performing Arts (Music/Dance/Film) Non-Fiction

Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History by Manny Pacheco
Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies! by Stephen Schochet

Environment/Green Non-Fiction

Makers of the Environment : Building Resilience Into Our World, One Model at a Time by Finith Jernigan
Water: The Shocking Truth That Can Save Your Live by Dr. Patricia Bragg

Finance/Investment/Wealth Non-Fiction

The Emotion Behind Money Building Wealth From the Inside Out by Julie Murphy Casserly
Wall Street Craps: How To Play Today’s Hot & Cold Stock Market For Fast Money With Less Risk by Steve Nakamoto

Gay/Lesbian/LGBT Non-Fiction

Undercover Girl: Growing up Transgender by Jill Davidson

Genealogy/Heritage/Ancestry Non-Fiction

Del Mediterraneo al Plata – Historias de Familias by Isabel Garcia Cintas
True Miracles with Genealogy, Volume Two by Anne Bradshaw

Health, Fitness and Beauty Non-Fiction

Arranging Your Life When Dialysis Comes Home: ‘The Underwear Factor’ by Linda Gromko
Brain Fit! How Smarter Thinking Can Save Your Brain by Dr Jenny Brockis
Whole-Body Dentistry®: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health by Mark A. Breiner, DDS

History Non-Fiction

Burnished: Burnside Life Stories by Kate Shayler
Donkey Galloping Out Of Hell by M.M. Harris
The First Americans Were Africans by David Imhotep Ph.D.

Home and Garden Non-Fiction

Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door by Susan Borax and Heather Knittel
Knowledge to Grow Shaped Trees by Peter Cook and Becky Northey

Inspirational/Visionary Non-Fiction

Inspire: A Year of Daily Inspirational Thoughts by Douglas N Petersen
It's Your Thoughts that Count by Wendy Betteridge
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill by M.G. Edwards
The Success Attitude – Haunting Messages Guiding Us by Janice Davies
The Unknown Connection by Phyllis E. Sloan

Leadership Non-Fiction

Do Not Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt! by Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.
Preventing Sales Crimes by Peri Shawn

Medicine/Healthcare Non-Fiction

Dying the Right Way, A System of Caregiving and Planning for Families by Janice Louise Long
Whole-Body Dentistry®: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health by Mark A. Breiner, DDS

Men's Issues Non-Fiction

Testosterone: A Man's Guide by Nelson Vergel

Military Non-Fiction

A Fleet in Being: The Austro-Hungarian Navy in WWI by Russell Phillips
Chow by Victoria A. Hudson

Multicultural Non-Fiction

Demystifying Confucianism by Yoko Miyamoto
The Immigrants' Daughter by Mary Terzian

New Age Non-Fiction

Do You QuantumThink? New Thinking That Will Rock Your World by Dianne Collins
Walking for Peace, an Inner Journey by Mony Dojeiji
Wholeness in Living: Kindling the Inner Light by Mayte Picco-Kline

Parenting/Family Non-Fiction

Don't Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw: Resolving Family Conflict by Roger E Frame, Ph.D.
Parenting Plans For Families After Divorce by Joan McWilliams
The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting by Michele Sfakianos
The Parents Report Card by Lawrence J Bradley

Popular Culture Non-Fiction

The Big D!ck Contest: Exposed by Lafferty Johnson

Professional/Technical Non-Fiction

Do Not Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt! by Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.
Lasting Contribution: How to Think, Plan, and Act to Accomplish Meaningful Work by Tad Waddington

Psychology/Mental Health Non-Fiction

Man’s Greatest Fear by Thomas M. Lister

Reference Non-Fiction

Do Not Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt! by Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.
The Little Red Writing Book by Brandon Royal

Relationships/Sexuality Non-Fiction

Grownup Love: Getting It and Keeping It by Gloria Arenson
Reigniting Intimacy and Sexuality After You’re Ill by Rabbi Ed Weinsberg
Timeout! To Retreat, Review & Renew by Phyllis & Jerry Campagna

Religion/Faith Non-Fiction

Mind Work: Shedding Delusions on the Path to the Creative Core by Peter Clothier
Toward a Positive Psychology of Religion: Belief Science in the Postmodern Era by Robert Rocco Cottone
The Unknown Connection by Phyllis E. Sloan

Science Non-Fiction

48 Hours to Chaos: An Engineer Looks at Life and How the World Really Works by John D Waterman

Self-Help Non-Fiction

Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power by Mal Duane
Attitude Reconstruction by Jude Bijou
Do You QuantumThink? New Thinking That Will Rock Your World by Dianne Collins
It's Your Thoughts that Count by Wendy Betteridge
Super Power Breathing by Dr. Patricia Bragg

Seniors Non-Fiction

Dying the Right Way, A System of Caregiving and Planning for Families by Janice Louise Long
Power To The Patient: The Medical Strategist by Barbara Hales,MD

Spiritual/Metaphysical Non-Fiction

AWAKEN! Spirit Is Calling by Helena Kalivoda
Do You Believe? By Brenda Jeppesen
Mystic Witness: Healing Ourselves and the Earth through Active Mysticism by Larry Alboher, D.C.

Sports/Fitness/Recreation Non-Fiction

Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman's Journey by Jennifer A. Hanson
Outdoor Moments — Snafu’s That Sportsmen Don’t Like to Talk About by Byron Graham

Technology/Engineering Non-Fiction

Do Not Invent Buggy Whips Create! Reinvent! Position! Disrupt! by Kenneth J. Thurber Ph.D.

Teen Literature Non-Fiction

The High School Survival Guide by Ally Mosher
YOU ROCK! How To Be A STAR Student & Still Have FUN by Suzanne Raga

Travel/Guidebook Non-Fiction

Exploring Europe: Our Experiences While Living Abroad by Shelley Row
Hollywood Forever Cemetery: The Unauthorized Guide by Mark Masek
Staycation Destinations – Short Getaways In and Near the San Francisco Bay Area by Robert Ross Talley

True Crime Non-Fiction

Angels Gate by Andrew J. Rafkin and Louis Pagano
Desert Injustice by Robert Blair Kaiser

Writing/Publishing Non-Fiction

Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, A Comprehensive How-To Guide by Jennette Green
Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time by Patricia Charpentier
Shut Up & Write! By Judy Bridges

Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards

Britain's Crime Writers' Association has announced the winners of several Dagger Awards.

CWA International Dagger: The Potter's Field, by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (Mantle)

CWA Non-fiction Dagger: The Eleventh Day, by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan (Transworld/Doubleday)

CWA Short Story Dagger: Tie - "The Message," by Margaret Murphy (from Murder Squad: Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories, edited by Martin Edwards; The Mystery Press) and "Laptop," by Cath Staincliffe (from Murder Squad: Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories)

CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger: Icelight, by Aly Monroe (John Murray)

CWA Dagger in the Library: Steve Mosby

CWA Debut Dagger: Beached, by Sandy Gingras

The London event also included the presentation of the CWA's 2012 Diamond Dagger Award to Frederick Forsyth, author of The Day of the Jackal (1971), The Dogs of War (1974), and numerous other best-selling works.

On top of the six prizes handed 'round today, the CWA released the longlists of nominees for three other Dagger Awards as follows:

The John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger:
• The Doll Princess, by Tom Benn (Jonathan Cape)
• Heart-Shaped Bruise, by Tanya Byrne (Headline)
• A Land More Kind than Home, by Wiley Cash (Bantam)
• So Much Pretty, by Cara Hoffman (Century)
• Good People, by Ewart Hutton (HarperCollins)
• Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante (Harvill Secker)
• The Expats, by Chris Pavone (Faber and Faber)
• What Dies in Summer, by Tom Wright (Canongate)

The Ian Fleming Steel Dagger:
• Dare Me, by Megan Abbott (Picador)
• The Shadow Patrol, by Alex Berenson (Headline)
• A Foreign Country, by Charles Cumming (HarperCollins)
• The Fear Index, by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)
• The Dispatcher, by Ryan David Jahn (Macmillan)
• Uncommon Enemy, by Alan Judd (Simon & Schuster)
• The Child Who, by Simon Lelic (Mantle)
• Reamde, by Neal Stephenson (Atlantic)

The Gold Dagger:
• A Land More Kind than Home, by Wiley Cash (Bantam)
• Vengeance in Mind, by N.J. Cooper (Simon & Schuster)
• Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach, by Colin Cotterill (Quercus)
• The Flight, by M.R. Hall (Mantle)
• The Rage, by Gene Kerrigan (Vintage)
• Turn of Mind, by Alice LaPlante (Harvill Secker)
• The Child Who, by Simon Lelic (Mantle)
• Bereft, by Chris Womersley (Quercus)

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Man Booker Prizes Weekly Roundup - 26 June 2012

The latest news about Man Booker Prize writers and judges - 29 June 2012

Julian Barnes: my life as a bibliophile

From school prizes to writing his own novels, Julian Barnes reflects on his lifelong bibliomania and explains why, despite e-readers and Amazon, he believes the physical book and bookshops will survive

Book video: John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk

John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk

Thursday, July 5, 2012

2012 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award shortlist

The shortlist for the 2012 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award has been announced:

* Now You See Me by SJ Bolton (Transworld)
* Where the Bodies are Buried by Chris Brookmyre (Little, Brown)
* The Burning Soul by John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)
* The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina (Orion)
* Black Flowers by Steve Mosby (Orion)
* Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson (Transworld)

London book and poetry events: 4-10 July

Book, poetry and spoken word events in London 4-10 July, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mazama Festival of Books (USA)

The first annual Mazama Festival of Books will take place August 18-19, with an emphasis on literature of the Pacific Northwest

Lulu Publishing Advisor

Whether you're out to write a bestseller or simply share an idea, the Lulu Publishing Advisor will guide you in your publishing journey and help you find the success you seek

New Europe Books

A compelling new voice in publishing, New Europe Books mines lucid gems from a literary landscape whose menu is so often marked by the esoteric - the former East Bloc. Read on to discover an informative, intelligent, surprising, and entertaining potpourri of nonfiction and fiction

Meet the new owners of Chelsea Green Publishing: the employees!

Independent book publisher Chelsea Green has announced that it has become an employee-owned company, with close to 80 percent of its stock to be held by its employees. The move makes Chelsea Green unique among book publishers in an industry dominated by investor-driven, multinational corporations. Only a handful of independent book publishers can claim employee-ownership status, and of those Chelsea Green will be near the top in terms of the percentage controlled by employees

Bloomsbury acquires Applied Visual Arts Publishing

Bloomsbury has announced that it has completed the purchase of Applied Visual Arts Publishing, creative publishers for the applied digital arts, from Applied Visual Arts Publishing SA and AVA Publishing (UK) Limited for a total consideration of CHF 2,578,930 (approximately £1,730,000)

Ecco will publish Pulitzer Prize winning United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey’s untitled memoir

Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has announced that it has won the rights to publish Pulitzer Prize winning United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's untitled memoir in a very heated auction

The cover release for The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The cover release for The Casual Vacancy by J.K. RowlingLittle, Brown Book Group releases the cover for The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, along with updated cover copy, details of the audio reader and confirmed page extent

Bilbary E-Books set to reconnect publishers with libraries

One of the vital connections between public libraries and the big publishers has been lost during the e-book revolution, and one new British company wants to get it back

Penguin Ireland acquires Niamh Boyce's The Herbalist

Penguin Ireland has acquired Niamh Boyce's debut novel, The Herbalist, for publication in 2013. Boyce won the Hennessy XO New Irish Writer of the Year award in 2012 and she has been shortlisted for the Francis McManus Short Story competition 2011, the Hennessy Literary Awards 2010, the Molly Keane Award 2010 and the WOW Award 2010. Originally from Athy, Co Kildare Niamh now lives with her family in Ballylinan, Co Laois

Council funding for O'Connor literature award under threat (Ireland)

Fears for the future of the younger of Ireland's two major international literature awards threaten to overshadow the outcome of this year's prize, due to be announced early next week. "In the current economic climate, harsh decisions are constantly being made," said Pat Cotter, director of the Munster Literature Centre and administrator of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, now in its eighth year

2012 Hampshire Book Award winner

Canadian author Kenneth Oppel has won the 2012 Hampshire Book Award. His book Half Brother is the story of Ben Tomlin, whose research-scientist parents bring home a baby chimp to raise as a human child

Book video: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

What's the point in solving murders if we're all going to die? Detective Hank Palace has asked this question ever since asteroid 2011GV1 hovered into view. Several kilometers wide, it's on a collision course with planet Earth, with just six precious months until impact. The Last Policeman presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States. Industry is grinding to a halt. Most people have abandoned their jobs. But not Hank Palace. As our story opens, he's investigating the latest suicide in a city that's full of suicides—only this one feels wrong. This one feels like homicide. And Palace is the only one who cares. What's the point in solving murders if we're all going to die? The Last Policeman offers a story we've never read before: A police procedural set on the brink of an apocalypse. What would any of us do, what would we really do, if our days were numbered?

Monday, July 2, 2012

PA Bulletin 2 July 2012

PA Bulletin 2 July 2012, from The Publishers Association, UK, is now available online #publisher #publishing

The Mediabistro Literary Festival 2012 (USA)

The Mediabistro Literary Festival 2012 - July 16-August 1, 2012 - will include six inspiring conference sessions via live video on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm ET, from July 16 until August 1. Attendees will also participate in one small group writing workshop that takes place online during the three weeks of the conference