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  • January 15, 2021
    Anchor Launches a Line of Hardcover Books

    Anchor Books will begin publishing hardcovers, announced Suzanne Herz, Publisher of Vintage Books and Anchor Books and EVP of Doubleday. The new venture will complement the existing award-winning Vintage/Anchor paperback program and will launch with six to eight titles in spring 2022. The hardcover list will focus primarily on psychological suspense, mystery, and commercial fiction, as well as popular nonfiction. Edward Kastenmeier, previously VP and Executive Editor, Vintage/Anchor, will lead the program in his new role as Editorial Director.

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  • January 13, 2021
    Emma Rous Introduces “The Perfect Guests” – or Are They?

    Our new Igloo Book Buzz selection is Emma Rous’ THE PERFECT GUESTS, published this week by Berkley. Imagine a grand English estate with many secrets, an orphan caught in a web of lies, and a young woman playing a sinister game. Ms. Rous offers insights into the creation of her twisty suspense thriller: “After the excitement of having my debut published, the prospect of writing a second novel felt distinctly daunting, and I suspect I’d still be wrestling with it now if it wasn’t for the rock solid moral support and creative input I had from my two editors – my British editor here in England, and Amanda Bergeron across the Atlantic at Berkley.

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  • January 11, 2021
    Melanie Benjamin Mines Her Own Heartland in Telling a Gripping Tale

    THE CHILDREN’S BLIZZARD, the new novel by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin, tells a story of courage on the American prairie, inspired actual events. On the afternoon of January 12, 1888—a day that had dawned surprisingly warm—a ferocious storm hit the Great Plains right as school was letting out. It would come to be known as “The Children’s Blizzard,” since hardest hit were the schoolchildren in the one-room prairie schoolhouses, and their teachers—children themselves, barely out of the schoolroom—who had to make life and death decisions in an instant.

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  • January 6, 2021
    Eric Jerome Dickey: 1961-2021

    Publishing has lost a beloved icon, New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, who passed away on Sunday, January 3, in Los Angeles after battling a long illness. He was 59.

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  • January 5, 2021
    Del Rey Publishes New Star Wars Book, Partners With Out of Print for Limited Editions

    Beginning with this week’s Del Rey publication of STAR WARS: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic), Lucasfilm is launching an epic new era of Star Wars storytelling that will be explored through multiple voices in adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a variety of publishers, including Del Rey, Disney Lucasfilm Press, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.

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