Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Oxford Literary Festival
The Oxford Literary Festival has said that, following the next festival in April, it will "meet with all interested parties to discuss how to achieve payment of fees for all speakers".
travel guides
Travel guide publishers are feeling cautiously optimistic after the genre saw a rebound last year for the first time in seven years.
Alan Bennett
Faber & Faber and Profile Books have jointly acquired Alan Bennett’s Keeping On Keeping On, his diaries from 2005 to 2015.
Bertelsmann is "stepping up" its activities in the Indian e-commerce market, with an investment in New Delhi e-commerce service provider KartRocket.
Philip Pullman
A petition launched yesterday to protest cuts to the Welsh Book Council has garnered more than 500 signatures, including that of author Philip Pullman.
Sleeping on Jupiter
Anuradha Roy has been awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 for her "stark and unflinching novel", Sleeping on Jupiter (MacLehose Press).

The French book and specialist press publishers associations have warned that a digital bill to be presented to parliament today could destroy French academic publishing, because of its short open access embargo periods.
Harvill Secker
Harvill Secker has acquired two new books from Ruth Ware, whose debut psychological thriller In a Dark, Dark Wood is set to be turned into film starring Reese Witherspoon.
Adrian White
Adrian White is leaving Dubray Books as its head of business development to concentrate on his writing.
Costa Book Awards
The anonymity of six finalists in the running for the Costa Short Story Award has been lifted, revealing a novelist who made it into David Bowie's "Top 100 Must-Read books of all time".
Dolly Parton
Country singer Dolly Parton is to support a scheme to provide free books for children born in Southwark this year.
Emily Labram
Emily Labram, product manager at HarperCollins, will join the publishing management software start-up Bibliocloud, run by Emma Barnes, in March.

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