HarperCollins revealed the winners of its BookSmash Challenge, a contest that invited developers to create new digital products that “re-imagine the book.”
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Simon & Schuster is the newest member of the big six publishers to enter the self-publishing market..
Independent e-book and POD publisher E-Reads has cut print prices by as much as 25% in a bid to narrow the gap between print and e-book prices. “We’re hoping that readers who prefer paper will no longer be inhibited by the gap between our e-book and paperback prices,” said founder and CEO Richard Curtis.
Given all the political hoopla happening in Hogtown, it would have been easy to miss news that poet, playwright, activist, and critic George Elliott Clarke has been appointed Toronto’s fourth poet laureate.
Former Crown Executive Editor Heather Jackson has rejoined the company as consulting Editor-at-Large for the relaunched Harmony imprint and Sydny Miner has been moved into the position of Executive Editor for Harmony (after acquiring in the past for Archetype and Three Rivers Press). Leah Miller has been hired as Editor (she was previously at Free […]
The radical publisher is offering 40% off across 20 of its most giftable titles, including books by Noam Chomsky and Laurie Penny and classics such as The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels. The promotion is being publicised via Twitter.
Longtime Crown Editor and Executive Charlie Conrad was laid off earlier this week, after 22 years at the company (first Bantam Doubleday Dell and then Random House Inc.).