Friday, January 15, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Philip Pullman
Author Philip Pullman has resigned as patron of the Oxford Literary Festival in protest at its refusal to pay authors.
Waterstones is closing two of its London branches.
Harry Potter Colouring Book
Studio Press - the newest imprint under Kings Road Publishing, a division of Bonnier Publishing - is to develop a new Harry Potter Colouring Book range, following on the success of the bestselling Harry Potter Colouring Book.
Bare Lit Festival
A UK festival to “celebrate the work and achievements” of black, Asian and minority ethnic writers (BAME) has launched a crowdfunding campaign.
Bella Pearson
David Fickling Books has hired Bella Pearson to the newly created role of publishing director, beginning 11th April.
Michael Joseph is to publish Get in the Sea: An Apoplectic Guide to Modern Life by Andy Dawson, the creator of the popular 'Get in the Sea' Twitter account and Facebook page.

Pavilion Books and app developers Touchpress are to release a new animal-inspired colouring app from author Millie Marotta.
Transworld has acquired a debut thriller, The Couple Next Door, in a "hotly contested" auction.
Lion Hudson
Christian publisher Lion Hudson has unveiled a new editorial structure, making a number of changes and appointments that will take effect this month.
Novelist Gwendoline Riley is to move from Jonathan Cape to Granta with her next novel, First Love, which was acquired after a "closely-fought" three-way auction.
New Writing North
New Writing North, working with Channel 4, Northumbria University and Lime Pictures, is offering aspiring TV writers from the North of England 12-month placements in either soap or children’s drama production companies.
Mathias Malzieu
Quercus has acquired a memoir by bestselling French writer and musician Mathias Malzieu.

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