Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Matt Phillips is joining Blink Publishing to lead a new sports imprint, after 12 years at Penguin/Random House.
Norwegian Wood
Editors predicting 2016's trends for non-fiction have been left guessing after "unpredictable" successes Norwegian Wood by Lars Mytting (MacLehose Press) and the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series (Penguin) dominated charts at 2015's close; however, in a marketplace that has “grown”, editors are setting humour, clean living, biographies and "big history" high on the agenda, while following what's next in the evolution of colouring closely.
Malorie Blackman
A new novel by former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman will be published by Penguin Random House Children’s in April.
Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize
The Guardian newspaper has teamed up with 4th Estate to launch a prize for short stories by BAME writers.
Peter James
Bestselling crime writer Peter James has been awarded the Crime Writers' Association's highest honour: the CWA Diamond Dagger.
Oli White
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two young adult novels from YouTuber Oli White, best known for his "quirky" entertainment channel OliWhiteTV.
Italy's Competition Authority is opening an investigation into Mondadori's acquisition of RCS MediaGroup's book unit.
HarperCollins Children's Books
HarperCollins Children’s Books has signed a UK publishing deal with Kimberly McCreight for her “high-concept” YA trilogy, The Outliers.
Molly Flatt
Tech and culture journalist Molly Flatt will join The Bookseller as associate editor of FutureBook. She succeeds Porter Anderson, who has moved to Publishing Perspectives as editor in chief.
Wiley is to convert five of its leading journals to Open Access, taking its total number of OA journals to 61.

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