Short Order: May 16, 2011

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Fine condemns 'short-sighted' Durham library cuts

The Bookseller – 2012-02-07

Former children's laureate Anne Fine has condemned plans to cut Durham library services,...

Now and Then Jumps into Digital Short Pool

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-03

In early 2011, Amazon launched Kindle Singles, and among those who saw the potential of the short-form digital content model were Chandos Erwin, managing director of the digital agency Oatmeal Beach,...

Digital-only short story trails Fforde novel

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Random House has released the first direct-to-digital fiction title by bestselling author Katie...

Canongate bags Gray short stories

The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Canongate is to publish the complete short stories of Lanark author Alasdair Gray, after...

Niffenegger to write short story for Solaris

The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Author of The Time Traveller’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger is to write a short story for...

Short story 'newspaper' hits bookshops

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

The team behind the successful book Change the World for a Fiver has launched a free newspaper...

Are long and short form writing mutually exclusive?

Poynter. – 2011-12-17

In today’s publishing world, Twitter and the blogosphere are the new breeding grounds for many book authors, yet some writers express frustration when trying to strike a balance between the demands...

OUP hits 300 with Very Short Introductions

The Bookseller – 2011-12-16

Oxford University Press will be releasing its 300th Very Short Introduction title in January 2012...

BBC Short Story Award to accept global entries in 2012

The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

The BBC's award for short fiction is to turn international for one year to celebrate the...

Print Comes Up Short

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-02

Sales of print books fell 18.6% in the first nine months of 2011 in the major trade categories, according to figures reported to the Association of American Publishers. And although e-book sales...

New digital short works series for Penguin

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:22 Penguin is launching a digital series of exclusive short works called Penguin Shorts, releasing nine titles by authors...

Peter James signs short stories deal

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 10:36 Pan Macmillan has acquired a collection of short stories from bestselling crime and thriller writer Peter James, with...

Waterstone's to publish short story prize anthology

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 08:30 Waterstone's is set to publish a print and e-book anthology to celebrate the shortlist for the 2012 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank...

First enhanced e-book from Short Books

The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 08:10 Short Books has produced its first enhanced e-book for the digital version of Birdwatching with your Eyes Closed (3rd November),...

Bragg to judge Sunday Times short story prize

The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 11:59 Broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg is to join the judging panel for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for a second year in a row. Bragg...

Society of Authors to hold Short Story Tweetathon

The Bookseller – 2011-09-14

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 08:55 Authors including Neil Gaiman and Ian Rankin will collaborate with the public in a short story "Tweetathon" organised by the...

McGregor and Hyland on BBC National Short Story Award

The Bookseller – 2011-09-12

Publication Date: Mon, 12/09/2011 - 08:45 Stories from Jon McGregor and M J Hyland have been shortlisted for the sixth BBC National Short Story Award, announced on Friday evening (9th September) on...

Five picked for BBC National Short Story Award

The Bookseller – 2011-09-09

Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 19:30 Stories from Jon McGregor and M J Hyland have been shortlisted for the sixth BBC National Short Story Award, announced this evening (9th September) on BBC...

SoA takes short story campaign to BBC chief

The Bookseller – 2011-08-04

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 04/08/2011 - 09:20 The Society of Authors, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain and actors' union Equity have jointly sent letters to both BBC...

BBC in partial short story u-turn

The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 08:37 BBC Radio 4 seems to have performed a partial u-turn on its decision to cut the number of short stories it airs from three to one...

Society of Authors short story petition gains 5,000 signatures

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:20 The Society of Authors' petition against the cuts to BBC Radio 4's short story programming has now amassed over 5,000...

SoA urges BBC short story rethink

The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 15:43 The Society of Authors has said it would be a "great shame" if the BBC goes ahead with its planned cuts to short story coverage on...

Think short-term to stay ahead of digital change, publishers told

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 16:07 Publishers should avoid locking themselves into any long term strategy, technology or partnerships in their digital publishing...

Mantel on Sunday Times short story longlist

The Bookseller – 2011-02-21

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 21/02/2011 - 08:40 Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel and Susan Hill are among the writers longlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank...

Amazon rolls out the first 'Kindle Singles,' short form e-books

Betanews – 2011-01-27

By Tim Conneally, Betanews Wednesday, Web retailer Amazon launched its Kindle Singles line of literature designed specifically for consumption on e-readers. The works, priced between $1.00 and $3.00,...

Shortfire Press launches with 99p e-short stories

The Bookseller – 2011-01-13

Former HarperCollins editor Clare Hey has...

Faber buys 'haunting, powerful' short story collection

The Bookseller – 2011-01-04

Faber has acquired a debut collection of...

New Zealand writer wins British short story prize

AP – 2010-03-26

AP - New Zealand poet and novelist CK Stead was awarded a 25,000 ($37,250) prize for a short story Friday.

New Zealand's C.K. Stead wins short story award

Reuters – 2010-03-26

Reuters - New Zealand writer Christian Karlson Stead has won the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank short story award, competition organizers said on Friday.

Asper Family on a Short List of Bidders for Canwest LP?

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-11

The Aspers are trying to get back into the newspaper business. The Globe and Mail is reporting the family has emerged as one of about six finalists on a shortlist of bidders for Canwest LP -- the...

Author Mueenuddin wins Story Prize for short fiction

Reuters – 2010-03-04

Reuters - Writer Daniyal Mueenuddin has won the Story Prize for short fiction for "In Other Rooms, Other Wonders," a compendium of eight interconnected short stories set in the 1980s amid feudal...

Canon says still short of target in Oce bid

Reuters – 2010-03-02

TOKYO/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Japan's Canon Inc said it had acquired or been tendered 71 percent of Oce's shares in a takeover bid of the Dutch printer maker that closed Monday, short of its target of...

Magazine to Run Previously Unpublished Short Story by Mark Twain

The Online NewsHour – 2009-03-12

A previously unpublished short story by Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who wrote under the pen name of Mark Twain, will come out next week, nearly 99 years after his death. Twain's short story, "The...

Tobias Wolff wins Story Prize for short fiction

Reuters – 2009-03-04

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Author Tobias Wolff won the annual Story Prize for short fiction on Wednesday for "Our Story Begins," a compendium of some two dozen short stories including 10 never-before...

London Lite and London Paper recycling deal falls short

Guardian – 2008-07-21

The agreement on recycling free newspapers Westminster Council and two publishers is falling short of the local authority's targets. By Oliver Luft

Tablet Magazine Experience Falls Short

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-15

As magazine newsstand sales continue to plummet, publishers and markets are coming around to digital magazine formats. Consumers, too, are gravitating to these digital versions, with a large...

Times book critic likes short reads by journalists

Poynter. – 2012-03-08

The New York Times | GigaOM Kindle Singles are “probably the best reason to buy an e-reader in the first place,” writes Dwight Garner. He e-reads short books by journalists like John...

"Distinctive" short stories to Chatto

The Bookseller – 2012-03-12

Chatto & Windus has acquired a collection of short stories by Nigerian author A Igoni Barrett...

Toronto's Daniel Karasik wins CBC short story prize

CBC – 2012-03-26

Toronto-based playwright and actor Daniel Karasik has won the Grand Prize in the CBC short story contest for his work, Mine.

4 women on short list for Stephen Leacock Medal

CBC – 2012-04-02

Four funny Canadian women have made the short list for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, an award that is usually dominated by men.

Johanna Skibsrud a finalist for short story prize

CBC – 2012-05-09

Johanna Skibsrud, the Giller-winner for her debut novel The Sentimentalists, is nominated for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for her first short story collection.

Review of ‘The Last Natural’: New book on Nationals star Bryce Harper comes up short

The Washington Post – 2012-05-18

In the fall of 2009, the Harper family of Las Vegas took a step that within less than a year proved of immense potential importance for the future of Major League Baseball in the nation’s...

Lit Life: New guide to bustling London falls short of the gold standard

Chicago Tribune – 2012-06-23

No city is beloved by everyone, and George Bernard Shaw was among those who never fell under the fabled sway of his adopted hometown: "London, when you have once seen it, is inconceivable, and the...

Jubilee boost to sales short-lived, says BRC

The Bookseller – 2012-07-10

June saw UK retail sales rising 1.4% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis, with sales up 3.5% on...

New e-book short from King

The Bookseller – 2012-07-26

Authors Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan are embarking on a new short fiction project to be...

Atria Inks Co-Pub Deal with U.K.’s Short Books

Publishers Weekly – 2012-07-27

Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint has teamed up with British independent publisher Short Books to start a new imprint called Marble Arch Press. The imprint—the name refers to the famous London...

Short Books teams up with S&S US

The Bookseller – 2012-07-30

UK indie Short Books has teamed up with Simon & Schuster US imprint, Atria Books, to ...

F. Scott Fitzgerald short story is published 66 years later

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-02

Fitzgerald's grandchildren found the story, 'Thank You for the Light,' among the author's papers.

Michael Joseph to launch e-book short from Keyes

The Bookseller – 2012-08-17

Michael Joseph is launching a digital campaign to support publication of The Mystery of Mercy...

Man Booker Prize short­list announced

The Washington Post – 2012-09-11

The short­list for Britain’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize, was announced Tuesday in London. Last year, the judges were criticized for favoring books that were “merely”...

Bulgarian author wins BBC short story award

The Bookseller – 2012-10-03

Bulgarian author Miroslav Penkov has won the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award,...

Is a new 'Harry Potter' short film in the works?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-12-13

'Harry Potter' cast members are reportedly filming a short movie that will be screened at the franchise's theme parks. What will the new film show?

Short List for International Prize for Arabic Fiction Offers Surprises

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-11

The shortlist for the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction includes titles that might surprise non-Arabic readers, offering insight into the Arab mind.

Vickers and Okereke shortlisted for Costa short story prize

The Bookseller – 2013-01-24

Salley Vickers and Chiome Okereke are among the authors shortlisted for the Costa Short Story...

Curtis Brown launches Jeffrey Archer Short Story Prize

The Bookseller – 2013-01-28

Curtis Brown has teamed up with Kobo to launch a short story competition, to be judged by author...

Short Books hits top spot with Fast Diet

The Bookseller – 2013-01-29

Independent publisher Short Books has scored its first ever Official UK Top 50 number one. The...

Sorry, the short story boom is bogus – 2013-02-21

The New York Times touts the Internet's role in reviving interest in short fiction. Too bad it's not true

Junot Diaz lands on shortlist for $45,000 British short story prize

Los Angeles Times – 2013-02-26

Dominican American writer Junot Diaz is on the shortlist for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank short story award. Dominican American writer Junot Diaz is on the shortlist for the Sunday Times EFG...

Amazon's new imprints give opportunities to debut authors, short story writers

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-03-19

Amazon's Little A imprint will release novels, memoirs, and story collections, while Day One will focus on short stories and new writers.

Short Books + Fast Books (and Diet) = Indie Publishing Success

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-22

With The Fast Diet, UK publisher Short Books has the biggest hit in its history. Co-founder Rebecca Nicolson reflects on why, and the role of independent publishers today.

Diaz wins Sunday Times Short Story Award

The Bookseller – 2013-03-22

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz has won the £30,000 Sunday Times Short Story Award...

Toronto's Becky Blake wins CBC Short Story prize

CBC – 2013-03-26

Becky Blake, a Toronto writer who is working on her first novel, has won the CBC Short Story Prize.

Junot Diaz Wrote a Short Story Worth a New Mercedes

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-26

Junot Diaz's short story Miss Lora defeated a strong list of British writers to take home the £30,000 Sunday Times EFT Private Bank short story prize.

3 novelists who are keeping the short story alive and well

The Washington Post – 2013-04-03

In college — before the smartphone; heck , before the cellphone — short stories were held up as the highest form of prose. Professors assigned us Ernest Hemingway, John Cheever, Flannery...

Griffin Poetry Prize unveils 2013 short list

CBC – 2013-04-09

Canadian poets David W. McFadden, James Pollock and Ian Williams are competing for the lucrative Griffin Poetry Prize.

“A Short History of Nuclear Folly” is GBO’s Book of the Month for May

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-04

The German Book Office's May Book of the Month is Rudolf Herzog’s "A Short History of Nuclear Folly: Mad Scientists, Dithering Nazis, Lost Nukes, and Catastrophic Cover-Ups."

Short Books snaps up Iraq-set thriller

The Bookseller – 2013-05-10

Short Books has acquired a thriller written by Justin Huggler, former foreign correspondent for...

'Divergent' author Veronica Roth will pen four original short stories

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-25

Veronica Roth will release four short stories written from the point of view of 'Divergent' hero Four. The first will be released a month before the last book in the trilogy comes out.

Frank Cottrell Boyce: 'We're in danger of being a society that has a short-term memory'

Guardian – 2013-07-03

Olympics opening ceremony writer says celebrity magazines and reality shows only have 'macabre galvanic twitchings of some kind of ghostly memory of what a story should be'Author and screenwriter...

Magazine publishes previously unreleased short story by Joseph Heller – 2013-07-23

"Almost Like Christmas," about a fight in an alleyway, comes out in The Strand Magazine

Soon, You Can Read a Short Story Stieg Larsson Wrote When He Was 17

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-08-07

Mysterious Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, announced Tuesday that it will publish an anthology of short stories by "Sweden’s most distinguished and best-loved crime writers." Among...

New Stieg Larsson short story will be included in a crime anthology

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-08-09

A story said to have been written by Larsson when he was 17 will be part of an anthology titled 'A Darker Shade of Sweden,' which will be released this February.

Publishers will be able to use Amazon’s new ebook bundling feature for promotions as short as a day

GigaOM – 2013-09-04

Amazon's new Kindle MatchBook program will let publishers bundle print books with ebooks for very short periods -- even as short as a day. That could give reluctant publishers the incentive to try it.

'Labor Day' First Clip: Sweaty Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin Hold Us Over In Short Scene Before Trailer Arrives

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-07

We still have yet to see a trailer for "Labor Day," but now we're treated to the first clip from the Jason Reitman-directed drama. The short scene features a sweaty Adele Wheeler (Kate Winslet) and...

5 Secret Tips To Writing A Successful Short Story

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-18

From Writer's Relief staff: Every story has a beginning, middle, and end. But the secret to successfully getting a short story published is to add something special to your storytelling...

Jhumpa Lahiri comes up short in 'The Lowland'

Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-27

Pulitzer winner Jhumpa Lahiri is a master of the short story, but in applying that crisp, neatly tied style to her second novel, she comes up with a flat, detached tale."A short story is like a...

Trevor wins new short story writing award

The Bookseller – 2013-09-30

Irish writer William Trevor has been named winner of the inaugural Charleston & Chichester...

Sarah Hall wins BBC National Short Story Award

The Bookseller – 2013-10-08

Sarah Hall has won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with her story "Mrs Fox...

Jennifer Lawrence's 'Glass Castle' Adaptation Hires 'Short Term 12' Director

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-10

When Jennifer Lawrence isn't stealing the trailer for "American Hustle," she's lining up a surfeit of major roles. The Oscar-winning actress is set to star in two films for "Hunger Games" director...

Alice Munro, master of the short story, wins Nobel Prize for literature

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-11

Alice Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the prestigious $1.2 million award from the Swedish Academy since Saul Bellow, who left for the US as a boy and won in 1976.

Nothing small about short story Nobel

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2013-10-11

The first Canadian winner, Alice Munro has published nothing but short stories in a 50-year career.    

Munro short story to be Waterstones exclusive

The Bookseller – 2013-10-14

Profile is to republish a short story by Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, to...

The Fifth Estate: soft on Assange, short on excitement

Guardian – 2013-10-16

Benedict Cumberbatch's uncanny portrayal of the WikiLeaks founder aside, the most significant moments result from a few keystrokes on a laptop – as in reality The Fifth Estate (2013)Director: Bill...

SEC charges character in 'The Big Short' with fraud

Reuters – 2013-10-19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday charged a money manager made famous by Michael Lewis' book "The Big Short" with misleading investors on a complex structured product in 2006.

UPDATE 1-SEC charges character in "The Big Short" with fraud

Reuters – 2013-10-19

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday charged a money manager made famous by Michael Lewis' book "The Big Short" with misleading investors on a complex structured product in 2006.

Lemony Snicket will release a short story collection

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-22

The collection, titled 'File Under 13,' is scheduled to be released this April.

Jenna Jameson TV Interview Cut Short Over Bizarre Behavior & Slurred Words

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-22

Former porn star turned erotic novelist Jenna Jameson's live TV interview on "Good Day New York" was cut short on Monday because she was slurring her words and appeared as though she might have been...

New 'Harry Potter' Short Film, 'The OMEn Chronicles' Continues The Story 15 Years Later

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-17

12 years ago today, on Nov. 16, the film adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" opened in theaters, starting an eight film series that would go on to gross more than $7 billion. It...

Short ebooks: don't let one bad experience ruin a literary phenomenon

The Guardian – 2013-11-17

Penelope Lively's recent short ebook for Penguin drew criticism for its brevity – but readers should not be put off the genre as a whole"Overpriced", "ridiculous", I feel cheated". Amazon reviewers...

These Classic Stories Are So Short, You Have No Excuse Not To Read Them

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-22

What's that? Your job leaves you with scarcely enough time or energy to cook occasional healthy meals, let alone lose yourself in a great book? We're sure you're busy, but we're incredulous,...

Jessica Chastain Catches Sneaky Texter Off Guard in Vogue's Short Film

Advertising Age – 2013-11-23

Iconoclast director Matthew Frost has a flair for meshing style and humor, as seen in previous projects for Viva Vena, starring Lizzy Caplan and for Vogue, including a recent film that captured a...

Ether for Authors: Can We Stop Short of Overstatement?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-11-26

Our weekly round-up of web buzz from Porter Anderson looks at how easily exaggerated interpretations of publishing industry commentary can skew the debate.

This Black Friday, Repair, Don't Buy, Says Patagonia Short Film

Advertising Age – 2013-11-26

As millions of people break off from Thanksgiving dinner or spend Black Friday searching for great deals, a short film from Patagonia invites you to celebrate what you already own -- the clothing...

Russell Banks talks ‘A Permanent Member of the Family,’ his new collection of short stories

The Washington Post – 2013-11-27

Russell Banks has been working exclusively on novels for the past 15 years, most recently “Lost Memory of Skin,” which was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. But this month, he has published...

A Short History of Self-Help, The World’s Bestselling Genre

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-11-29

Today, self-help is a $1 billion annual business in the United States. It has been around for thousands of years, and it has been loved and hated for just as long.

Nicholas Delbanco's 'Art of Youth' studies talent cut short

Los Angeles Times – 2013-11-28

Studying the output of Stephen Crane, Dora Carrington and George Gershwin, Nicholas Delbanco looks for commonalities among creative types who create great works at young ages, then die early. "There...

Amazon launches short story imprint

The Bookseller – 2013-12-04

Amazon Publishing has launched a new digital short story imprint in the US called StoryFront....

Facebook Admits Organic Reach Is Falling Short, Urges Marketers to Buy Ads

Advertising Age – 2013-12-05

Facebook is being more blunt about the fact that marketers are going to have to pay for reach.If they haven't already, many marketers will soon see the organic reach of their posts on the social...

These Amazing Classic Books Are So Short You Have No Excuse Not To Read Them

The Huffington Post – 2013-12-07

As Books Editors, we set aside more designated reading time than most people do. Still, even we are daunted by copies of The Goldfinch looming on our desks. Once we embark on a bulky book, will we...

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