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More than 450,000 self published books released in 2013 - and that's just in the USA

Oct 08 2014: Bowker's latest report on the number of self-published titles rose again in 2013, increasing 16.5%, to 458,564. The increase was due to an increase in new print books which rose 28.8% to 302,622 offsetting a decline in self-published e-books which fell 1.6%, to 155,942....

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    5 Under 35 honorees are Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Alex Gilvarry, Phil Klay, Valeria Luiselli and Kirstin Valdez Quade

    Oct 01 2014: The National Book Foundation has announced the 2014 "5 Under 35" honorees, recognizing five young fiction writers. The honorees are all chosen by previous National Book Award winners and finalists:

    Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Panic in a Suitcase (Riverhead, ...

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      Ralph Cosham, voice of Armand Gamache in Louise Penny's books, has died

      Oct 01 2014: Ralph Cosham, the narrator of Louise Penny's Armand Gamache series and many other audio books has died suddenly. Louise Penny posted the following on her Facebook page this morning:

      "Just received the desperately sad news that Ralph Cosham passed away yesterday. I'm so...

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        Penguin Random House agree first look deal with Universal Pictures

        Sep 24 2014: Penguin Random House is deepening its commitment to bringing more of its books to movie screens. Through a two-year first-look agreement with Universal Pictures, which will be overseen by Random House Studios head Peter Gethers, PRH will be a producer on projects ...

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          National Book Awards nonfiction longlist announced...

          Sep 17 2014: The National Book Awards have announced their nonfiction longlist consisting of 10 titles:

          Roz Chast, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)
          John Demos, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic (...

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            MacArthur Genius Grants

            Sep 17 2014: This year's 21 MacArthur fellows have been announced including cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel, translator and Poet Khaled Mattawa, poet Terrance Hayes and playwright Samuel Hunter.

            MacArthur Fellowships, also known as "Genius Grants" are awarded ...

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              National Book Award longlist for fiction - all books on BookBrowse, most with excerpts!

              Sep 17 2014: The National Book Awards have announced their fiction longlist

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                National Book Foundation's YA longlist

                Sep 16 2014: The National Book Award longlist for this year's Young People's Literature category is:

                The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking)
                Girls Like Us by Gail Giles (Candlewick)
                Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf)
                Greenglass House...

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