Friday, February 26, 2016

Latest Book News from The Bookseller including Rick Stein to open bookshop, and, Lord of the Rings colouring book coming

Penguin Random House UK
Penguin Random House has launched a "Creative Responsibility Manifesto", which includes a formal programme to improve diversity, in a bid to become a “force for good in society above and beyond” the books it produces.
Rick Stein, Sarah Stein, Ron Johns
Celebrity chef Rick Stein is set to open a bookshop with his wife Sarah and Cornish bookseller Ron Johns next month.
The Edinburgh Bookshop
A record year for submissions has led to the highest ever number of regional shortlisted entries in this year’s British Book Industry Awards Independent Bookshop of the Year category, sponsored by Gardners Books.
Sarah Odedina
Sarah Odedina, former m.d. of Hot Key Books and children’s publisher at Oneworld, has been appointed to the new role of editor-at-large of Pushkin Children’s Books.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Colouring Book
HarperCollins, in partnership with Warner Bros Consumer Products, is publishing the official The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Colouring Book. 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is the most popular reading group title in the UK, according to new research from The Reading Agency.

Barnes & Noble
Barnes and Noble has revealed plans to launch a new "prototype" store later this year, a US conference has heard.
Headline has made two promotions within its press office, with Caitlin Raynor made deputy communications director.
French flag
Forty-one French graphic novel publishers have threatened to boycott next year’s Angoulême International Comics Festival unless the organisers revamp the event entirely.
Sepp Blatter
Disgraced Fifa president Sepp Blatter is releasing a memoir called Sepp Blatter: Mission Football through Swiss publisher Werd & Weber.
Simple: effortless food, big flavours
Mitchell Beazley has announced the tenth cookbook from award-winning cook Diana Henry.
A digital reading museum is set to open in Paris. 

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