Following is a recap of major news at Hachette Book Group for the week of February 12-16, 2018:
Bestsellers: HBG has 14 titles on the New York Times Bestseller list dated February 25, including one #1—All American-Murder by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich with Mike Harvkey (Little, Brown) at the #1 position on the Sports and Fitness (Monthly) list. HBG’s distribution clients have three titles on the list this week. HBG also has 11 titles on the USA Today bestseller list, see the full list here.
GCP feature story: Check out this terrific interview with Publisher Ben Sevier and editor-in-chief Karen Kosztolnyik, Grand Central Charges Into Its Second Decade, in this week’s Publishers Weekly.
Carnegie Medal: The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced this week, and Sherman Alexie won the nonfiction award for You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir (Little, Brown). The awards were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.
ALA Awards: LBYR authors won several important American Library Association Awards this week—Laini Taylor’s Strange the Dreamer won the 2018 Michael L. Printz Honor Award, Brandy Colbert’s Little & Lionreceived the Stonewall Book Award–Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, and Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards of Once, read by David Tennant and published by Hachette Audio, has been named a 2018 Odyssey Honor Audiobook.
Lionel Gelber Prize: Lawrence Freedman’s The Future of War (PublicAffairs) has been shortlisted for the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize, which honors the world’s best nonfiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues. The winner will be announced on March 13.
Axiom Business Book Awards: HBG won five Axiom Business Book Awards, for Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe (GCP), Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace by Christine Porath (GCP), The Right (And The Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made (and Unmade) by Carter Cast (Public Affairs), No Limits: Blow the Cap Off Your Capacity by John C. Maxwell (Center Street), and Make Elephants Fly: The Process of Radical Innovation by Steven Hoffman (Center Street). See the full list of winners here.
Acquisition news: Award-winning reporter and The Revenge of Analog author David Sax’s The Soul of an Entrepreneur—showing that the disruptive, fast-paced Silicon Valley narrative of entrepreneurship is wrong, and undertaking a search for both the reality and the deeper human meaning of the word—was acquired by PublicAffairs.