Thursday, January 14, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller including David Bowie tour diary title

Headline is launching a new commercial imprint and has poached Michael Joseph's publishing director Alex Clarke to lead it.
My Library By Right
Authors Ali Smith, Neil Gaiman and Joanna Trollope have led a wave of “tremendous support” for CILIP’s legal fight for libraries as its campaign petition tops 7,000 signatures.
Joe Wicks
Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks’ Lean In 15 (Bluebird) sold over 110,000 copies last week to easily notch up his second consecutive Official Number One, in a week which saw a number of other health-conscious “new year, new you” books crack the top 50.
John Blake Publishing is publishing a book about touring with "the great man and the legend" David Bowie, written by a man who did just that in 1978.
The heavily annotated reissue of Adolf Hitler’s propaganda work Mein Kampf has become an instant bestseller in Germany.
Tough conditions in UK libraries and international markets led Connect Books’ total revenue to decline by 0.8% in the last quarter, however sales were up 1.2% on a like-for-like basis.

The Bookseller
The Bookseller is to feature a ‘non-book and gift product’ preview within the weekly magazine for the first time in its history.
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired the global publishing rights to Dinosaur Roar! from entertainment company Nurture Rights.
Waterstones Reading Oracle
Waterstones Reading in The Oracle Shopping Centre has closed down.
Society of Young Publishers
The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) is to launch a new branch based in Dublin, Ireland, called SYP Éire.
Apple Tree Yard
Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin are to star in BBC One's adaptation of Apple Tree Yard (Faber), the "provocative, audacious thriller" by Louise Doughty.
International Prize for Arabic Fiction
The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction has been revealed, featuring three writers from Palestine and three from Egypt.

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