I’m late to reporting this, but my Templeton-Cambridge colleague and leading scholar in the field of science and religion, Fraser Watts, writes that the International Society for Science and Religion announced the winners for its 2020 Book Prize in September. Books on the interface between science and religion remain very popular. However, recent years have seen… Continue reading The ISSR Book Prizes for 2020
Lisa Beth Kovetz and I on the latest segment posted now at YouTube. Lisa Beth is a great host and it was a lot of fun seeing all the different movie clips she worked into our discussion.
An editor friend and colleague recently noted the news of yet another round of layoffs coming in the top five New York publishers. Where exactly is mainstream publishing headed? One super-sized publisher, devoted only to sure-fire blockbusters and the complete disappearance of the already withered ‘midlist’? In light of this, I want… Continue reading The Normalization of Self-Publishing
Four years ago Catholic apologist Mark P. Shea got fired from the National Catholic Register (along with fellow journalist and blogger Simcha Fisher) for repeatedly telling Catholics who supported Trump that ‘this emperor has no clothes’ (and also wondering what the hell is wrong with people). Over the past four years of Trump, he’s certainly… Continue reading Mark Shea’s Timely Book.
Publisher’s Weekly reports that print sales are up in June. With all categories except adult nonfiction posting increases, unit sales of print books rose 5.6% in the week ended June 13, 2020, over the comparable week last year, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. The YA categories had solid gains, with nonfiction sales jumping… Continue reading Print Sales Are Up This Month