Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Latest news overnight from The Bookseller

The appeal of the psychological thriller shows no sign of waning, according to publishers predicting the trends for 2016, following The Girl on the Train's ride to success in 2015.
Beatrix Potter
Frederick Warne & Co, an imprint of Penguin Random House Children’s, will this September release a previously unpublished children’s story by Beatrix Potter, with new illustrations by Quentin Blake.
HarperCollins has bought what is being billed as the first recipe book to showcase Ibiza cuisine.
Bonnier Publishing
Bonnier Publishing Fiction is changing its name to Bonnier Zaffre, effective immediately.
Gaia Vince
Gaia Vince, the first woman to win the Royal Society's Science Book of the Year prize, is moving to Penguin Press from Chatto.
Simon and Schuster will publish a "unique and personal biographical critique" of the late David Bowie, by the arts and music commentator Paul Morley.

Bath-based Parragon has signed a licence to bring its range of Eric Carle products - which it already sells in the US and Canada - to the UK market.
Cath Kidston's Teatime
Quadrille is to publish a cookbook and colouring books with Cath Kidston.
Publishing Scotland
Publishing projects in Macedonia, Albania, Norway and Spain are among the recipients of the first tranche of grants from Publishing Scotland's new Translation Fund.
Vince Cable, Michael Tamblyn and Youngsuk Chi are among the names speaking at the Independent Publishers Guild's annual spring conference this year.
Granta has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to Hark, the new novel by Sam Lipsyte.
Novelist William Horwood will be the new chair of the Society of Authors' (SoA) Management Committee.

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