This week at Midas: 29th January-2nd February

Our round-up of Midas announcements from the week:


Ken Costa launches latest book in the US

Ken Costa’s newest book, ‘The 100 Trillion Dollar Wealth Transfer,’ is now available both in physical bookstores and online across the US. America will contribute $64 trillion to the monumental wealth transfer from Boomers to Zennials (Gen Z and Millennials), a transformative change that Ken Costa emphasises will deeply engage and influence us all. To purchase your copy today, click this link.



Launch of Foundry Editions

The new independent publisher Foundry Editions is excited to announce its launch in Summer 2024, publishing the first three English-translation titles from their award-winning catalogue of stories from and about the Mediterranean Basin.

Foundry Editions’ ethos is threefold: a love for discovering and sharing new voices, a love for the Mediterranean and the people and lands that surround it, and a love of internationalism and reading across borders.

Click this link to head to the website.



Bookshop.org launches Read It Forward with BookTrust

From 1st February, Bookshop.org is launching Read It Forward, their first charitable partnership with BookTrust, whereby they’ll donate 10% of every children’s book sale made in February to the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, while also supporting independent bookshops.

Launching just in time for the February half-term, ‘Read It Forward’ is Bookshop.org’s most ambitious charitable drive to date, with the money raised going towards getting children reading – especially those from low-income families or vulnerable backgrounds.



Michael J. Chaplin

We marked the debut of Michael J. Chaplin’s historical fiction novel, A Fallen God, with a special launch event at Waterstones Piccadilly which included a performative reading from the book by Michael’s daughter and actress Dolores Chaplin. We have garnered support for the book with interviews placed in The Guardian, Sunday Express, RTE Radio’s Ray D’Arcy Show, TalkRadio Europe, and a series of BBC regional radio interviews. We are anticipating further media coverage to land in the coming weeks. Watch this space.



Private Eye Paul Foot Award

Entries are now open for The Private Eye Paul Foot Award 2024. The award honours the UK’s most brilliant, talented and determined journalists working in the fields of investigative and campaigning journalism. In 2024, the Private Eye Paul Foot Award has increased its prize pot, with the winner set to receive £8,000 – up from £5,000 last year – while runners up will receive £1,500 per entry. Submissions close 26th March 2024. See Private Eye’s website for more details.



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