Launching Akashic’s new Black Sheep YA imprint, an adventure novel in a video game turned reality, with giant spiders, malevolent hummingbirds, a not-quite-yellow-brick road, and preteen children learning how to be heroes!
Featured: Young Adult/Middle Grade
The cheerleader, the nerd, the jock, the freak. What if you had to be all four?
In conjunction with the publication of Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet—the latest release from our Black Sheep imprint for Young Adults and Young Readers—we’ve created the Black Sheep Digit, comprising excerpts from Pills and Starships and our first two Black Sheep releases, Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper and Game World by C. J. Farley.
Jessica Luther (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) will be delivering the keynote at this colloquium. Colloquium is 9 AM–2 PM; Luther’s speech begins at 1 PM with a book signing to follow. Open to the public; registration required (click here).
*Full details TBA
News & Features
Thank you, Village Voice, for naming Akashic Books the Best Indie Publisher for 2016!
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International best-selling rock band Garbage presents its own autobiography, a gorgeous, full-color coffee-table book with text and images galore.
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