Industry & Advocacy News
January 14, 2021
In this week’s edition, Anchor Books will begin issuing hardcover books; Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is publishing a book on monopolies like Amazon and what to do about them; Zimbabwe novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga wins the 2021 PEN Award for Freedom of Expression and more.
Senator Klobuchar to Write Antitrust BookThe New York TimesAlfred Knopf is expected to publish Senator Amy Klobuchar’s book, Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power From the Gilded Age to the Digital Age, in April. She writes about monopolies, including Amazon, and her recommendations for how they should be challenged by the courts and by the incoming Biden Administration.
Tsitsi Dangarembga Awarded the 2021 PEN Award for Freedom of ExpressionLiterary HubThe PEN Award for Freedom of Expression recognizes and honors a writer’s significant contribution and commitment to free speech around the world despite the dangers of political persecution. This year’s award goes to Zimbabwe novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga.
Books Entering the Public Domain in 2021Book RiotBooks published in 1925 enter the public domain this year. Leading the way are F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and Alain Locke’s The New Negro.
In Favor of Speed: Write Fast, Fix LaterLiterary HubNovelist and writing coach Mateo Askaripour offers a method on how to get the work done.
Anchor Books to Do Hardcover LinePublishers WeeklyAnchor Books, the paperback imprint for the Knopf Doubleday Group, will begin publishing a line of hardcovers in spring 2022. The list, to be headed by Edward Kastenmeier, will focus on psychological suspense, mystery, commercial fiction, and popular nonfiction.
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