Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Ed Victor
Literary agent Ed Victor, philanthropist William Sieghart and authors Simon Brett and Vivian French all feature on this year's New Year's Honours.

Julian Fellowes
Orion is releasing a serialised novella by "Downton Abbey" creator and writer Julian Fellowes as part of a “groundbreaking” new app and storytelling experience.
Two Weidenfeld & Nicolson titles and the Desmond Elliott Prize winner are among the eight novels to have made it onto the Waterstones New Year Book Club, commencing in January.
The Animals of Farthing Wood
Egmont UK will this year launch a list of modern children’s classics, starting with five titles in March.
The chief editor of a Hong Kong publishing house who has been critical of the Chinese government has become the fifth member of staff to have gone missing from the firm since October.
Debut novelists Laura Barnett, Claire Fuller and Ruth Ware have been chosen for the latest Richard & Judy Book Club promotion, exclusive to W H Smith.

George R R Martin
George R R Martin has announced that the latest instalment in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga is "months away" from being finished and will not be published before the sixth season of the "Game of Thrones" TV show airs in April.
How it Works: The Husband
Penguin imprint Michael Joseph’s Ladybird parodies had another strong week in the final days before Christmas, while the Penguin Random House group dominated the top of the charts.
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired two new novels from Heidi Swain, author of The Cherry Tree Café, which was published as part of S&S’s Books and the City Digital Originals e-book programme.
Publishers including Phaidon, Galley Beggar Press, HarperCollins and And Other Stories have pledged to help West Yorkshire indie Book Case Hebden, which has lost all its stock to flood damage.

The author of YA title This Book is Gay (Hot Key), previously known as James Dawson, has revealed a new name: Juno.

Children's author and illustrator Debi Gliori has joined a protest calling for Argyll and Bute school librarians to be saved.

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