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Calamo Awards 2021: the triumph of some booksellers

The awards, which we have already reported on, were presented at a press conference at noon on Friday the 4th at the Cálamo bookstore in Zaragoza. Paco Goyanes, proud of the fact that his list of award winners boasts on its back covers of having the award given every year by the bookstore he runs with Ana Cañellas, warns: «The three winning books are not easy, they challenge us».

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Best Edited Books Awards 2021

The Ministry of Culture and Sport has been awarded the Best Edited Books Awards for the year 2021. The purpose of this award is to recognize and stimulate the work of publishers in the edition of books and works. The prizes are not financially endowed, although they are highly valued by publishers for the recognition, and prestige they bring to their publishing work, as well as for the dissemination they entail since the winning books will subsequently be exhibited at the international book fairs LIBER, Frankfurt, and Leipzig.

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Barrett Publishing decides to slow down, publish less and «take care» of its books in 2023

The independent publishing house Barrett has announced that in 2023 they will publish 8 books instead of 10 as they had been doing. Last Friday, September 12, two of its editors published a video on their social networks in which they shared the news in a humorous way. According to them, «in almost 90% of the cases, the life of a book lasts less than what «two ice fish last…», that is, the system makes that a book has no chance to be more than a month in a bookstore makes us sad and horrifies us in equal parts».

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Resignation letter from Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House

The CEO of Penguin Random House, Markus Dohle, resigned last Friday, December 9. The departure follows the blocking of the merger with Simon & Schuster for violating U.S. antitrust laws. Dohle will be succeeded by Nihar Malaviya, Penguin’s current head of U.S. operations.  We at Publishnews have had access to his resignation and farewell letter…

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