Category: Book Biz

Happy Publication Day to The Whispering Trees by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim!

  The Whispering Trees blends the magical with the mundane in this spellbinding collection of short stories.  These magical tales capture the essence of life, death and coincidence in Northern Nigeria. Myth and reality intertwine in stories featuring political agitators, newly-wedded widows, and the tormented whirlwind, Kyakkyawa. The two medicine men of Mazade battle against their egos, […]

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Finally working on that novel as you self-isolate? You’re not alone

If you’re one of those people who always said they would write a novel if only they had the time: this is your moment. As more budding writers self-isolate due to the coronavirus and finally knuckle down on their manuscripts, the publishing industry has already seen a surge in submissions Literary agent Juliet Mushens, of […]

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London Book Fair Is Cancelled

London Book Fair has been cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, hours after major publishers said they would not attend. The event, which was scheduled to take place from 10th-12th March at Kensington Olympia, has been the subject of intense speculation in recent days and gripped by a wave of cancellations by publishers […]

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Paperworth Pushes ‘Piece & Pieces’ by Paul Ugbede

Paperworth Books has released a collection short stories by Paul Ugbede. The fast-rising playwright is coming out with a work of prose fiction for the first time. Ugbede is widely acknowledged as the dramatist who won the inaugural award of the BEETA Playwright competition, in 2016, with the uproariously funny play: Our Son the Minister. […]

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London Book Fair Announces an ‘Audio HQ’ Area and Conference

Organizers of London Book Fair today (February 5) are announcing the addition to their program of an “Audio HQ summit” on the trade show’s opening day, March 10.  The naming convention follows that of London’s “Author HQ” area and programming for primarily self-publishing authors. And while the Quantum conference (successor to the “Digital Minds” series) is not […]

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Apotheosis of Aguiyi- Ironsi

Ironsi – Nigeria, The Army, Power And Politics by Chuks Iloegbunam; Eminent Biographies (EB), Awka, Nigeria; 2019; 298pp There is an almost general acknowledgment that “The Class of 1966”, that is, the northern revenge coup plotters that killed General JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi and ousted his regime, has somewhat superintended over the affairs of the country ever […]

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Raccah: ‘A Love for the Planet’

In an announcement from its Naperville, Illinois, headquarters today (January 7), the independent publisher Sourcebooks Kids has announced that it will acquire the majority of titles produced by Dawn Publications of Nevada City, California….. Click here to read full article.

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Why Ebook Subscription Services Will Finally Succeed In The Coming Decade

Subscription services for digital music, movies, and TV shows are all very popular nowadays, but for ebooks, they aren’t. Although ebook subscription services have existed for several years, they have yet to take off. That’s going to change in the coming decade: by the….. to read full article  click here

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The 2010s were supposed to bring the ebook revolution. It never quite came

Publishing spent the 2010s fighting tooth and nail against ebooks. There were unintended consequences. At the beginning of the 2010s, the world seemed to be poised for an ebook revolution. The Amazon Kindle, which was introduced in 2007, effectively mainstreamed ebooks. By 2010, it was clear that ebooks weren’t just a passing fad, but were here to […]

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Clive James dies at 80; a last poetry book will come next year

By Benedicte Page Picador has announced “with great sadness” news of the death of Clive James, who passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 24th November after a long illness, aged 80. James was a Picador author for 40 years and was the longest continuously published author on the list, with some 40 titles in all. […]

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