Thursday, December 24, 2015

Latest news from The Bookseller overnight

The Ladybird Book for Grown-Ups title How it Works: The Husband (Michael Joseph), by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris, has become one of the more unexpected Official Christmas number ones.
Creative Scotland
The board of Scottish arts development body Creative Scotland has said it will not pass on the 3.6% funding cut planned by Scottish government for 2016/17 to its regularly funded organisations.
Qatar Foundation
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is launching its own publishing house, bringing its partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing to an end.
In the third part of our review of the year, we look at the big stories from July to September.

Kate Mosse
Dulwich Books has announced its live events programme for 2016, featuring international bestselling novelists such as Kate Mosse and Helen Dunmore.
Michael Bond and Paddington
Michael Bond’s literary estate is asking fans to send videos and photos of themselves wishing him a happy birthday to celebrate his 90th next month.
Deborah Rogers
The deadline for the submissions for the inaugural £10,000 Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers' Award is fast approaching. 
Government proposals to fast-track changes in copyright legislation have prompted "Santa" to write the UK Intellectual Property Office, according to IP blog IPKat, which has published a tongue-in-cheek "rare letter from Santa Claus" on its website.

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