Thursday, January 28, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge, published by Macmillan Children's Books, has been crowned the surprise winner of the £30,000 2015 Costa Book of the Year: the first children's book to claim the prize in more than a decade.
Joe Wicks
Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks’ Lean in 15 (Bluebird) has held the number one spot in the UK Official Top 50 for a fourth consecutive week, seeing off competition from wellness blogger Ella Woodward, 2015’s face of clean eating.
Andersen Press has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals to launch the Elmer National Libraries Day competition as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations for the press and its colourful patchwork elephant, Elmer.
Flying Eye Books
Wahaca restaurants will from this spring offer their customers children’s books to read after signing a brand partnership deal with publisher Flying Eye.
Yellow Kite
Hodder's wellbeing and lifestyle imprint Yellow Kite is holding an online author festival this week, repeating its 2015 event to help people keep their New Year's resolutions.
Jo James
Jo James, who ran the events teams at Waterstones and Ottakar’s for 10 years, has been announced as the author programme director of the Chiswick Book Festival which takes place in September each year.
Cassandra Clare
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books UK is bringing Cassandra Clare to the UK in April to promote her new YA novel, Lady Midnight.
Bernd Hirsch has been appointed the new chief financial officer of Bertelsmann, effective as of 1st April.

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