Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Morning Briefing from The Bookseller

The Publishers Association has written a letter to the UK Intellectual Property Office over the "irrational" speed in which "rushed" legislative changes affecting the future of design publishing in the UK are being implemented.
Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel for 10 years will be published on both sides of the Atlantic in September next year.
Simon & Schuster UK has seen “significant” year-on-year growth in 2015 as the global publishing company is “positioned to surpass” last year’s financial performance.
Grief is the Thing with Feathers
Max Porter's debut Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Faber), Man Booker winner A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld) by Marlon James and Elena Ferrante's Neopolitan quartet (Europa) are among the titles highlighted by publishers as books that made their year, or that they wish they had published, or which deserved more attention than they received.
The parts of Harry, Hermione and Ron in the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been cast, with Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley playing the characters as adults.
Orion has made a host of festive promotions across its editorial team.

Louise O'Neill
Asking for It, the latest YA novel by Louise O’Neill, has won the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2015 - the only prize at the Irish Book Awards which is voted for by the public.
Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, is publishing cricketer Jonathan Trott's autobiography.
Turnover at Parragon Books Ltd grew 29% in 2015 thanks to the company’s restructure last year.
Rachel Khong
Scribner has signed Goodbye, Vitamin, the debut novel by Rachel Khong.

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