Publishing

By Patti Henderson | All to do about Publishing

When innovating in publishing, we must always ask why

Innovation in publishing - at least of the core product, the book - has been slow, minimal and incremental. Yet at every turning point it has been …

Innovation

The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In …

Literature

Cookbooks

From hot debuts to heralded returns, novels to soon-to-be-dog-eared cookbooks, 2018 is lining up a bumper crop for bibliophiles<p>The Boat People<p>By Sharon Bala<p>Available Jan. 2, McClelland & Stewart, $24.95<p>With advance praise from Shyam Selvadurai and Lisa Moore, and fresh off winning the Writers' …

Books

The Extinction of Libraries: Why the Predictions aren’t Coming True

When was the last time you went to the library and for what purpose?<p>For what purpose do libraries exist? For books, right?<p>The purpose of libraries has always been a hub for information. Our need for information has not changed just the way we receive the information has.<p>Five years ago Forbes …

Bill Gates

How Kickstarter Is Changing Publishing

The crowdfunding platform lets authors skip the hurdles of traditional book publishing—but is it worth it?Laura Olin raised the money to publish her …

Publishing

Cover design round-up: The Best of 2017

To the book covers of 2017, as a whole. It felt paltry to do a round-up of December’s publications, because there are so few. Instead we decided to …

Best Books 2017 Publishers Weekly

Besieged<p>A.J. Tata (Kensington)<p>Tata, a retired brigadier general, combines distinctive characters and unconventional threats to thrilling effect in …

Books To Look Forward To In 2018

<i>Weekend Edition</i> recommends new titles coming out in 2018 — about women and by women. They provide escape from reality into the worlds of myth and science fiction.

Books

All the Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

If 2017 was the year of learning how bad things are, let's make 2018 the year we started to fix them—armed with a syllabus of inspiring, empowering, funny, and transporting new works from our favorite female writers. The nonfiction will feed your mind; the novels will feed your heart and soul. Read …

Books

Sue Grafton, Best-Selling Mystery Author, Dies at 77

Sue Grafton, a prolific author of detective novels known for an alphabetically titled series that began in 1982 with “A Is for Alibi,” has died. She was 77.<p>Her daughter Jamie, announcing the death on the author’s website and Facebook page, said Ms. Grafton had cancer.<p>In August her alphabetical …

Books

The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

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The Best Books of 2017, According to Independent Bookstores

Here’s what local bookstore employees loved this year.<p><i>History of Wolves</i>, by Emily Fridlund<p>"A punch to the heart lies at the center of <i>History of …

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Best books of 2017: indie publishers on their favourite books of the year

India’s answer to Lear, a teen tale set amid the London riots and the first great book on grime. Experts pick 2017’s smartest, oddest and most overlooked reads<p><b>Sarah Davis Goff</b><p><b>Co-director, Tramp Press</b><p><b>The book that made my year:</b> We spoke last year about Mike McCormack’s wonderful Solar Bones, which …

Books

35 Most Anticipated Fiction Books Of 2018 To Get You Pumped For A New Year Of Reading

It's time to turn the page on this year. For all its ups and downs, plenty of incredible fiction books came out in 2017. But now, it's time to get …

Books

NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads

The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.<p><b>Open the app now!</b>

Best books of 2017 – part two

From moving memoirs to far-reaching fiction, the wonders of science and the lessons of history, novelists, poets and critics pick their best reads of the year<p>Part one: George Saunders, Ali Smith and others share their favourites Nominate your books of the year in the comments below<p>Maggie …

J. K. Rowling Wrote a New Fairy Tale

The last Harry Potter book may have been published 10 years ago, but J. K. Rowling isn’t finished writing yet. Her latest story is a fairy tale for …

J. K. Rowling

The Globe 100

Globe and Mail editors and reviewers offer up their favourite books of 2017<p>The Best Canadian Fiction and Poetry of 2017<p><b>Transit</b>, by Rachel Cusk (HarperCollins) – In this follow-up to her Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted novel <i>Outline</i>, a woman and her two sons move to London after the end of her …

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The Top 10 Young Adult and Children's Books of 2017

Some of the most difficult issues facing us this past year — sexual harassment, police brutality and mental health — surfaced as themes in children’s …

Books

The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

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CBC Books

Host Shelagh Rogers speaks with iconic Canadian authors and rising literary stars about the stories and ideas that intrigue and inspire them.

Canada

Best Mysteries And Thrillers Of 2017

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Magpie Murders</b> by Anthony Horowitz<p>"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly …

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Your guide to mysterious literary genius Donna Tartt

With her seminal novel ‘The Goldfinch’ to be adapted as a film in 2018, we walk you through the world of one of the world’s most brilliant writers<p>14November 2017<p>All fiction should be immersive, but reading a novel by American author Donna Tartt is like entering a parallel universe, constellated by …

Literature

J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and more authors slam Twitter's expansion to 280 characters

“Brevity is the soul of wit,” goes Shakespeare’s famous line.<p>While celebs and others across social media have been publishing their hilarious, …

J. K. Rowling

The most beautiful books of 2017

Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent won last year, but which of these six covers will claim this year’s prize?<p>The best looking shortlist of the year has been announced, as the Books Are My Bag readers awards reveal who is in the running in the most beautiful book of the year category. The six have been …

Publishers experiment with audiobook-only productions

An evolving trend in audiobook publishing sounds a bit like looting the mansion for hidden treasure:<p>“We’re asking our best-selling authors, and all of our authors, about old stories, short stories that were never published, plotlines that changed,” says Anthony Goff, senior vice president of …

Publishing

We read 2017’s National Book Award nominees. Here's what we thought. - Vox

Every year, the National Book Foundation nominates 20 books — five fiction, five nonfiction, five poetry, five young adult — for the National Book Award, which celebrates the best of American literature. And every year (okay, every year since 2014), we here at Vox read all 20 finalists to help …

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Macmillan to Close Its Self-Publishing Unit, Pronoun

In a move that surprised many in the self-publishing community, Macmillan has announced that it will cease all operations at Pronoun, a …

There's a reason Joan Didion's work endures: she changed the way we wrote

The master of the personal essay taught us it’s not enough to ask ‘what happened?’ if you neglect ‘how did it feel?’<p>When Griffin Dunne announced he had the go-ahead to film a documentary about Joan Didion, the great writer (and, as it happens, his aunt), he crowdfunded the money needed in a day. …