Book selling – Harp Maker http://harpmaker.net/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:20:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://harpmaker.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Book selling – Harp Maker http://harpmaker.net/ 32 32 Macron faces the United States, a big bet even for a risk taker https://harpmaker.net/macron-faces-the-united-states-a-big-bet-even-for-a-risk-taker/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 19:42:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/macron-faces-the-united-states-a-big-bet-even-for-a-risk-taker/ In response, France wants “European strategic autonomy” and “European sovereignty”, Mr. Macron’s favorite phrases, to become a reality. The case for a united Europe to chart its own course – after the submarine fiasco, after the Afghan chaos, after President Donald J. Trump’s contempt for Europe, after Brexit and in light of the clear transatlantic […]]]>

In response, France wants “European strategic autonomy” and “European sovereignty”, Mr. Macron’s favorite phrases, to become a reality.

The case for a united Europe to chart its own course – after the submarine fiasco, after the Afghan chaos, after President Donald J. Trump’s contempt for Europe, after Brexit and in light of the clear transatlantic differences over China – could hardly be more solid. For Mr. Le Drian, echoing Mr. Macron, this is the only way for Europe to “remain in history”.

The problem is that the European Union is disunited. The affront to France has on the whole met with resounding silence from her European allies, although Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, told CNN that “one of our member states has been treated in a way that is not acceptable.

Mr. Le Drian has spoken to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, but Germany’s American connection implies nothing less than the country’s post-war renaissance, something unshakable.

As for the countries of Central Europe like Poland and Hungary, they place American protection through NATO well above French interests in the Indo-Pacific. For them, European “sovereignty” is anathema; they want theirs, stolen not so long ago by the Soviet Union.

Since the European Union’s foreign policy decisions must be taken unanimously, these differences are very important.

“The agreement on submarines has strengthened the validity of Mr. Macron’s plea,” said Dominique Moisi, a political scientist, referring to the president’s quest for a much stronger and more autonomous Europe. “It also reinforced Mr. Macron’s loneliness. We are right, but we are alone.

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professional wrestler Mick Foley enjoys new career as a successful writer | Books https://harpmaker.net/professional-wrestler-mick-foley-enjoys-new-career-as-a-successful-writer-books/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 21:30:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/professional-wrestler-mick-foley-enjoys-new-career-as-a-successful-writer-books/ “It was a lot of fun and way too far away to see people,” said Foley, four-time World Champion and WWE Hall of Fame member. “I started doing book signings and comic book conventions a few weeks ago, but there’s nothing quite like the rush to get on stage and make people smile or laugh […]]]>

“It was a lot of fun and way too far away to see people,” said Foley, four-time World Champion and WWE Hall of Fame member. “I started doing book signings and comic book conventions a few weeks ago, but there’s nothing quite like the rush to get on stage and make people smile or laugh or sometimes squeak. teeth.”

They might cringe upon hearing about the experience of winning the IWA King of the Deathmatch tournament as “Cactus Jack” in Japan. It was during this time that he defeated three opponents in fights that included a barbed wire bat, barbed wire plank, bed of nails, and C4 explosives.

They might cringe if he shares the story of when he lost most of his right ear in a game in Germany or suffered 11 chair kicks – most to the head – during a memorable match against The Rock. And it’s still hard to see the Undertaker throwing him through that 20-foot-tall steel cage that was mentioned earlier.

But those moments were an integral part of his legacy, which Foley crafted around the creative side of entertainment. The violence required meaning in the performance and was something he was always willing to risk to make sure his vision was presented in the right way.

“When I did what would be called death matches, it was a weird form of surreal art,” Foley said. “You literally have a blank canvas, and you fill it with objects, heart and desire, and you hope in the end that you’ve left something that people can remember.

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Life after proclaiming Trump’s re-election as divinely ordained https://harpmaker.net/life-after-proclaiming-trumps-re-election-as-divinely-ordained/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:32:56 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/life-after-proclaiming-trumps-re-election-as-divinely-ordained/ Beyond the spiritual test of unfulfilled prophecies, there are very earthly issues here: Under Mr. Strang’s leadership, Charisma has grown from a church magazine to a multi-faceted institution with a multitude of best- New York Times sellers, millions of podcast downloads and one foot remaining in print, with a circulation of 75,000 copies for its […]]]>

Beyond the spiritual test of unfulfilled prophecies, there are very earthly issues here: Under Mr. Strang’s leadership, Charisma has grown from a church magazine to a multi-faceted institution with a multitude of best- New York Times sellers, millions of podcast downloads and one foot remaining in print, with a circulation of 75,000 copies for its first magazine. It is widely regarded as the flagship publication of the growing Pentecostal world, which has over 10 million people in the United States. With her mix of political and prophetic themes, Charisma had tapped into a considerable market and electoral force. In 2019, a poll found that more than half of White Pentecostals believed Mr. Trump was divinely anointed, with additional research highlighting the importance of prophecy voters in the 2016 election.

In his new book, Mr. Strang only mentions the former president in passing, with much more attention on such topics as the coming Antichrist and the hated government overlords seeking to eradicate religion en bloc.

Mr. Strang summed it up: “The point is, there are people who want to annul Christianity.

“Christians and other conservatives must wake up and stand up,” Strang said in an interview. “It’s written on the cover of the book.”

The supernatural and the mass media have long been fused in the history of Pentecostalism. In 1900s Los Angeles, Aimee Semple McPherson broadcast news-style reports of miracles and prophetic words on her own radio station in Echo Park. Oral Roberts has led healing crusades across the television screen. The Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker duo mastered the flashy style of prime-time talk shows.

Mr. Strang’s journalistic career began in Florida as a junior reporter at the Sentinel Star, where he covered more mundane topics like police and town halls. In 1975, Mr. Strang founded Charisma, then a small periodical published by Calvary Assembly of God, an Orlando-area congregation he attended with his wife. Mr. Strang bought the magazine from the Mother Church in 1981 and embarked on religious publishing.

Over time, Charisma flourished. The editorial voice had the sunny boosterism of a hometown newspaper, covering leading figures from the Pentecostal world, an audience Mr. Strang believed to be woefully underserved. While competitors such as today’s Christianity courted the button-down elite of American evangelicalism, Charisma cornered a niche market of so-called charismatic Christians, distinguished by their interest in the gifts of the Church. spirit, including things like healings, speaking in tongues, and modernity. prophecy of the day. Mr. Strang has eschewed questions of stifling dogma for mind-boggling stories about the Holy Spirit moving through current events. Editorial meetings would focus on finding what a former employee called “the spiritual warmth” behind the headlines of the day.

“We didn’t want to become the kind of boring publications that many ‘religious’ journals are,” Strang wrote in an editor’s first note. “That’s why we went first class with this post.”

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Harry Potter in real life sells rare Harry Potter book valued at over $ 20,000 https://harpmaker.net/harry-potter-in-real-life-sells-rare-harry-potter-book-valued-at-over-20000/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 19:56:41 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/harry-potter-in-real-life-sells-rare-harry-potter-book-valued-at-over-20000/ Man coincidentally named Harry Potter plans to sell rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, a sale that could earn him over £ 20,000 (around $ 23,447). The very real Harry Potter received the book at the age of eight. His father bought it for him because it had the same name […]]]>

Man coincidentally named Harry Potter plans to sell rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, a sale that could earn him over £ 20,000 (around $ 23,447).

The very real Harry Potter received the book at the age of eight. His father bought it for him because it had the same name as the protagonist in the book. Fortunately, this particular hardback copy is rather rare – only 500 were printed – and Potter can likely sell it for between £ 20,000 and £ 30,000 when it goes up for auction in October.

When Potter sells the book, he plans to share the money with his older sister Katie. In an interview with Metro, Katie recalls when their father bought the book and brought it home.

“I remember dad barging in the front door after work holding up a book, proclaiming ‘You’ll never believe what I’ve got,'” Katie said.

The siblings would like to use some of the money to travel to Africa, where their father, who died of cancer in 2017, said he wanted his ashes to spread. Harry and Katie were initially reluctant to sell the book because their father’s memories were tied to the book. But the fear of damaging it and reducing its value prompted the siblings to sell.

Since Harry potter franchise has become one of the most popular books in the world, the real world that Harry had to endure with eyes and laughter when he told someone his name is Harry Potter. But he said he’s taken it pretty well and can be kind of an icebreaker when he meets new people.

The copy of the Potter book is expected to be sold on October 7 by Hansons Auctioneers of Etwall.

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Rand Merchant of S. Africa sells stake in insurers, considers rights issue https://harpmaker.net/rand-merchant-of-s-africa-sells-stake-in-insurers-considers-rights-issue/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:50:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/rand-merchant-of-s-africa-sells-stake-in-insurers-considers-rights-issue/ The logos of the companies Rand Merchant Bank, FNB, Wesbank and Ashburton Investments can be seen outside the offices of FirstRand in Cape Town, South Africa on March 11, 2019. REUTERS / Mike Hutchings / File Photo JOHANNESBURG, Sep 20 (Reuters) – South African financial services holding company Rand Merchant Investment (RMIJ.J) on Monday said […]]]>

The logos of the companies Rand Merchant Bank, FNB, Wesbank and Ashburton Investments can be seen outside the offices of FirstRand in Cape Town, South Africa on March 11, 2019. REUTERS / Mike Hutchings / File Photo

JOHANNESBURG, Sep 20 (Reuters) – South African financial services holding company Rand Merchant Investment (RMIJ.J) on Monday said it would unbundle its stake in two large local insurers and carry out a rights issue to lower the haircut between its share price and its book value.

Rand Merchant Investment and several other large South African companies have stakes in other publicly traded companies, which often results in their shares trading below their book value.

The restructuring of RMI will help, among other things, “unlock significant shareholder value through a reduction in the discount at which RMI is currently trading relative to its underlying intrinsic value,” the company said in a statement.

As part of the restructuring, RMI will unbundle all of its interests in two major life insurers Discovery Ltd (DSYJ.J) and Momentum Metropolitan Holdings (MTMJ.J) and distribute them to RMI shareholders.

The overhaul of the company’s structure would also involve a rights issue of 6.5 billion rand ($ 438.26 million) which will help it “optimize RMI’s capital structure,” he said. .

As the company’s stake in Discovery and Momentum served as collateral for its debt, the proceeds from the rights issue will be used to reduce RMI’s gross debt of R11.8 billion to a “more proportionate level.” to the asset base and expected dividend stream from the remaining assets, ”he said.

He did not specify what his final debt level would be after the rights issue.

($ 1 = Rand 14.8314)

Report by Promit Mukherjee. Editing by Jane Merriman

Our Standards: Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Books blaming Jews for COVID sold in church in Warsaw https://harpmaker.net/books-blaming-jews-for-covid-sold-in-church-in-warsaw/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:07:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/books-blaming-jews-for-covid-sold-in-church-in-warsaw/ Many anti-Semitic titles were sold in a beatification ceremony, the first step towards holiness, of two Catholic figures revered in the main church in Warsaw last week, Alger reported. Titles included The scum and the Jews in today’s Poland, Judeopolonia II – Anatomy of enslaving Poland and Homoterror. Additionally, there were books that blamed Jews […]]]>

Many anti-Semitic titles were sold in a beatification ceremony, the first step towards holiness, of two Catholic figures revered in the main church in Warsaw last week, Alger reported.

Titles included The scum and the Jews in today’s Poland, Judeopolonia II – Anatomy of enslaving Poland and Homoterror. Additionally, there were books that blamed Jews for the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to prominent Catholic figures, the ceremony was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the leader of the ruling Law and Justice Party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Wojciech Karpieszuk, a journalist who attended the ceremony, wrote an article for the Gazeta Wyborcza describing his discomfort at the sight of the books and the fact that no one else around him seemed to mind them.

“During those 40 minutes, I didn’t see a single outrage reaction. Nothing,” he wrote. “Many members of the clergy, and even a bishop among them, passed indifferently in front of the galleries.”

Anti-Semitic graffiti found in the German city of Heidelberg. April 22, 2020 (credit: AFD WATCH HEIDELBERG)

Karpieszuk wrote that he had seen similar titles at ultranationalist meetings, but he “never thought that something like this could be sold at a beatification mass attended by the highest authorities in the state. “.

In a tweet, Karpieszuk posted a photo of the books sold at the ceremony, writing “Holocaust society,” Chamy and Jews in Poland today “,” Coronavirus vaccine – a threat for humanity? “,” Homo terror “- these are just a few headlines on the stand next to the temple of Divine Providence. Crowds of believers and clergy. No one reacts.

As these anti-Semitic titles were sold in a beatification ceremony, Pope Francis held a meeting with Christians and Jews in Budapest and spoke out against anti-Semitism, calling it “a fuse that must not be done. let burn “in Europe.

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Biden’s presidential agenda hinges on $ 3.5 trillion spending bill https://harpmaker.net/bidens-presidential-agenda-hinges-on-3-5-trillion-spending-bill/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 19:41:07 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/bidens-presidential-agenda-hinges-on-3-5-trillion-spending-bill/ “President is on the verge of major public education expansion, one of the biggest social safety net expansions, biggest investment in climate change mitigation” and labor law overhauls and drug pricing, said Patrick Gaspard, a former Obama administration official, now president of the Liberal Center for American Progress in Washington. “Each of these things are […]]]>

“President is on the verge of major public education expansion, one of the biggest social safety net expansions, biggest investment in climate change mitigation” and labor law overhauls and drug pricing, said Patrick Gaspard, a former Obama administration official, now president of the Liberal Center for American Progress in Washington.

“Each of these things are important in their individual building blocks,” he said, “but taken as a whole, I think it is a testament to the remarkable opportunity we have – these unique opportunities to define a journey. that creates growth for all, including and especially for those who have been the most vulnerable in this economy.

If the effort is successful, Mr. Biden will have accomplished much of what he campaigned on in one fell swoop. Observers say he will bring a strengthened hand to the global summits in October and November that aim to galvanize the world around the transition from global warming fossil fuels and end the use of offshore havens that businesses have long used to avoid taxation.

White House officials say the breadth of the ensemble’s programs form a unified vision of the U.S. national economy and its place in the world, and that the planks serve as a sort of glue for the coalition – a something for everyone approach that makes it difficult to drop pieces of the plan into negotiations, even if they turn out to be contentious.

But the breadth of its content has opened up divisions among Democrats on several fronts, when Mr Biden cannot afford to lose a single vote in the Senate and no more than three votes in the House.

Centrists and progressives have clashed over the scale of the spending in the legislation and the scale and details of the tax increases Mr. Biden wants to use to help offset its cost. They are divided on the price of prescription drugs, the generosity of tax credits for the poor, the aggressiveness of key measures to accelerate the transition to a low-emission energy sector and much more.

Even things that aren’t top priorities for Mr. Biden have opened loopholes. One of the party’s most vocal progressives on Friday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, targeted a critical priority of several leading Democrats, including Senator Chuck Schumer, saying she would resist attempts Completely repeal a cap on deductions for state and local property taxes that would help high incomes in high tax areas.

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Why taxing share buybacks is the wrong solution for executive compensation https://harpmaker.net/why-taxing-share-buybacks-is-the-wrong-solution-for-executive-compensation/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:38:25 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/why-taxing-share-buybacks-is-the-wrong-solution-for-executive-compensation/ The DealBook newsletter delves into a single topic or theme each weekend, providing reports and analysis that provide a deeper understanding of an important issue in the news. This week the financial reporter Roger lowenstein weighs on a plan by Senate Democrats to tax share buybacks. If you do not already receive the daily newsletter, […]]]>

The DealBook newsletter delves into a single topic or theme each weekend, providing reports and analysis that provide a deeper understanding of an important issue in the news. This week the financial reporter Roger lowenstein weighs on a plan by Senate Democrats to tax share buybacks. If you do not already receive the daily newsletter, register here.

Corporate share buybacks have been a bogeyman to the left since Senator Bernie Sanders attacked them during his presidential race in 2016.

Now, the cause has been taken up by the Democrats in the Senate, who want to tax companies on their share buybacks. The reason given is that companies should use their cash to raise wages rather than jack up their stock prices and reward their executives.

But the truth is that taxing or restricting share buybacks won’t end corporate greed or excessive compensation.

Despite statements by business leaders about their efforts to help society, most of the social good they do arises incidentally, Therefore of their success. Private companies may be fundamental to the American experience, but most are not aimed at improving the overall standard of living or, specifically, at creating jobs.

Take Bill Gates. When he started Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975, he had no idea of ​​making it one of the largest employers in the country. He was a smart, ambitious kid who loved computers. Today, the company has nearly 200,000 employees. Incidentally, Microsoft has just announced a $ 60 billion share buyback program.

Mr. Gates and Microsoft illustrate the paradox notoriously conceptualized by Adam Smith: Each individual “does not intend to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it.” Instead, “he is aiming only for his own gain, and he is in this case, as in many other cases, driven by an invisible hand to promote an end which was not part of his intention.”

Decisions of modern businesses, including those that determine capital levels, are also made for selfish or self-serving reasons. Subject to well-enforced laws and strong regulation, more success usually translates into more jobs and more investment. Conversely, during the financial crisis, when businesses struggled, Main Street suffered even more.

The public capital system depends on the sale of shares in companies, but we do not require that companies sell stocks. There is no public obligation (except in regulated sectors like banking) to maintain a specific level of capital.

Here’s one way to think about it: If it’s not wrong for a company to sell $ 3 billion in stock, is it wrong for it to sell $ 4 billion and later buy back $ 1 billion? In the end, it’s the same thing.

Buyouts are just one way, through investors, to reallocate capital from surplus firms to firms in need of capital. And too much capital can be just as harmful as too little, leading to misallocation and waste of social resources.

“The best use of cash, if there isn’t another good use in business, if the stock is undervalued, that’s a buyout,” Warren Buffett said in 2004.

Despite this, companies frequently make capital allocation errors. Determining the right level of capital depends on predicting future returns, a highly flawed science.

It’s also true that buybacks are often made out of an unfortunate obsession with short-term stock prices. But it would be difficult to legislate a distinction between “bad” redemptions and “good” redemptions.

Proponents of taxing share buybacks say the corporate tax cut in 2017 sparked a wave of share buybacks. They argue that business leaders used the money for selfish reasons rather than investing in workers.

But the supposed link between redemptions and inequalities has not been proven. (In some periods, the correlation actually works the other way around.) Share buybacks by S&P 500 companies hit a record $ 806 billion in 2018. They have since fallen but remain at historically high levels . Meanwhile, over a roughly coincident period from 2016 to 2019, inequality, measured by both income and wealth, was declining slightly, reversing the trend of sharply rising inequalities since the collapse. financial, according to the Federal Reserve’s triennial consumer finance survey.

Inequality, of course, remains high (and has been reinforced by the pandemic). Its causes are complex. But in general, companies do not increase wages because they have excess capital; they are increasing wages to attract more and more talented workers. If there is a link between buyouts and wages, it is rather obscure; what we do know for sure is that before the pandemic, when executives actively bought back stocks, the relative wages of the lowest were finally starting to regain lost ground.

The worst aspect of penalizing share buybacks to restrict executive compensation is that it is a painfully indirect approach. The argument that buybacks sometimes improve executive compensation holds true for anything that raises stock prices. This can include investing in a new product, leveraging the balance sheet by borrowing (which has the same effect as taking out equity), cutting expenses, or doing whatever else shareholders decide to reward.

Those who oppose the corporate tax cut might better achieve their goals by reversing it than by taxing buyouts that were a supposed and relatively minor result of the reduced tax rates.

For those who believe that executives are unreasonably and often obscenely playing their control over company assets, it would be more effective to tackle the problem head-on. Increase the marginal income tax on very high incomes.

More directly, the Securities and Exchange Commission could require that executive compensation plans above a minimum threshold be subject to a binding vote by shareholders, who foot the bill.

Finally, there is an argument that options given to insiders create an untenable conflict of interest and an abuse of fiduciary responsibility. Perhaps they should be banned or the profits of the options should be taxed at high punitive rates.

But does the takeover deserve to be a whipped child for real or imagined corporate ills? Common sense suggests that it is best to leave it alone.

Roger Lowenstein is the author of six books, the most recent being “America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve”. He is also a director of the Sequoia Fund. He writes regularly here.

What do you think? Should the government tax share buybacks? Are there better ways to control executive compensation? Let us know: dealbook@nytimes.com.

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AACPL to host NYT bestselling author for One Maryland One Book program https://harpmaker.net/aacpl-to-host-nyt-bestselling-author-for-one-maryland-one-book-program/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 22:16:31 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/aacpl-to-host-nyt-bestselling-author-for-one-maryland-one-book-program/ The Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) has announced that New York Times bestselling author and poet Ross Gay will participate in a virtual book discussion with library patrons as part of One Maryland. One Book, a national program of Maryland Humanities. The program brings together more than 10,000 Marylanders through readings, programs and discussions […]]]>

The Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) has announced that New York Times bestselling author and poet Ross Gay will participate in a virtual book discussion with library patrons as part of One Maryland. One Book, a national program of Maryland Humanities. The program brings together more than 10,000 Marylanders through readings, programs and discussions around a common title.

The Central Maryland Arch

This year’s selection, The Book of Delights, is a “volume defying the genres of lyrical essays written during a tumultuous year”. The AACPL, the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, the Banneker-Douglass Museum, and the Prince Georges County Memorial Library System will host a virtual book conference with the author on Monday, October 4 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Registration is free and is open now at aacpl.net/events. Chanel Compton and Sabriyah Hassan from the Banneker-Douglass Museum will be the moderators of the event.

In addition to the author’s virtual tour, a number of AACPL branches will offer free copies of the book, while supplies last, and host in-person book clubs on the title, including:

  • O’Malley Seniors Center
  • Mountain path library
  • Edgewater Library
  • Busch Annapolis Library
  • Crofton Library

When selecting his book for the One Maryland One Book 2021 program, Gay said, “I am so grateful that The Book of Delights was chosen for One Maryland One Book. It is a chance to be able to share this collection of questions and queries with all of you for so many reasons (one of them being that my older brother was an English teacher at Frederick a few decades ago!) . And I look forward to the conversations we have about the book this fall.

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Books on bestseller lists filled with races last year. The editors took note. https://harpmaker.net/books-on-bestseller-lists-filled-with-races-last-year-the-editors-took-note/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 19:30:45 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/books-on-bestseller-lists-filled-with-races-last-year-the-editors-took-note/ Some titles have experienced explosive growth. “So You Want To Talk About Race,” first published in 2018, sold around 34,000 copies in the 12 months leading up to Floyd’s death. In the year that followed, he sold more than 10 times that amount. Editors are wondering who will be the winners and the losers in […]]]>

Some titles have experienced explosive growth. “So You Want To Talk About Race,” first published in 2018, sold around 34,000 copies in the 12 months leading up to Floyd’s death. In the year that followed, he sold more than 10 times that amount.

Editors are wondering who will be the winners and the losers in an increasingly crowded field. However, many publishers, including Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of Random House’s One World, reject the idea that the market will reach some kind of saturation point.

“The story of editing is that when something works, people try to make the derivative version,” Mr. Jackson said. “So absolutely you’re going to get books that are really not that good, that are probably derivative or repetitive or redundant from things that are already out there. It’s inevitable.

But the books on race and racism should not be lumped together, he continued. “What we are talking about is not the category of ‘black books’ or ‘racism’, we are talking about the category of ‘books on the American experience’,” he said. “Because that’s what these books are. They talk about different aspects of it.

Take two books from One World, he said: “Four Hundred Souls,” edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain and published in February, and “The 1619 Project,” which will be released in November. “You might say, ‘Well, you’ve just published a book that’s about 400 years of black history,’ but they’re completely different books,” Mr. Jackson said. One is a festive narrative story, he added, while the other is a series of essays examining contemporary American life. “They are no more competitive with each other than any other book on political economy competes with a history book.”

Books that see the race through a conservative lens are also starting to take off – including titles from authors like Candace Owens and Mark R. Levin – and there are more to come this fall aimed at the same audience. These books have been bolstered by aggressive coverage of critical race theory by outlets like Fox News and the Republican Party’s plan to run on cultural war issues in next year’s midterm elections.

Many publishers have bristled at the idea that the market can only absorb a limited number of books on anti-black racism and the experiences of black Americans. Ms Habib, the literary agent, said that for many years publishing operated on a “scarcity model”, rooted in the idea that there can only be one bestselling book on life. blacks, for example, every season.

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