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Tag Archives: Bloomsbury

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 8/19 – 8/23

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that the young professional should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. *** The TV bookclub is back, with The Today Show’s new venture. The first pick is The Bone Season, a dystopian novel from Bloomsbury. In a major reshuffle of two of the US publishing industry’s largest “intelligence brokers,” Nielson Bookscan acquired Bowker’s industry […]

Profiles in Publishing: Liz Calder

  Name: Liz Calder Birthdate/Place: January 20, 1938, London Publisher Associated With: Bloomsbury Claim to Fame: While she began her literary career at Cape, Liz Calder felt bigger things calling by the mid-1980s. She cofounded Bloomsbury, which remains one of the most successful independent publishing houses. And this remarkable woman seems to have quite the Midas touch when it comes to literature: she picked up the Harry Potter series, as well as edited Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (1981), Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac (1984), Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1992) and Margaret Atwood’s The Blind […]