Hello writers and welcome to another edition of our weekly publishing news roundup! This has been an exciting week on the Kobo front, with new territories launching for Kobo Plus! As always, if you have any questions about Kobo Plus or want to bulk opt in your books, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now onto the news!
Follett Corp. has sold Baker & Taylor to a private investment company led by B&T CEO.
The Biden administration is suing to stop the PRH and Simon and Schuster merger.
The Association of American Publishers have pushed back in the Internet Archive lawsuit.
By now I feel everyone is familiar with the supply chain issues that have been plaguing countless industries, including publishing. This is how some indie bookstores are preparing for the looming potential chaos of the holiday season.
After Sally Rooney opted to not translate her books into Israeli, major retailers have pulled her books from their shelves.
A group of teachers in the Philippines have created an internet archive of books frowned upon by the government.
Funding has come through to restore the roof of Jane Austen’s house.
Damon Galgut has won the Booker Prize for his novel The Promise.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada announced their 2021 honorees.
Using recordings the actor left behind, a biography of the late Paul Newman is in the works.
Novelist Kim Sherwood is set to expand the universe of 007.
R.L. Stine is ready to spook the younger generation with his all new collection of Stinetinglers.
As someone whose favourite activity is reading alongside my best friends, this piece from Vogue really resonated with me.
Have a lovely weekend!
Rachel, Author Engagement Coordinator
“Joni and I had the pleasure of interviewing Anat Deracine about her book Driving By Starlight for the KWL Podcast recently (episode out soon!), and this book was truly a joy to read. About two young women navigating life, love, and friendship in Saudi Arabia, this novel shows the different approaches they take to combat the oppressive world they live in. One thing I especially enjoyed about reading this book is that it painted a clear picture of life in Saudi Arabia without being too heavy on exposition which is not an easy task. If you want a compelling and wildly interesting read about the intricacies of female friendship, I cannot recommend this enough.”