Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Latest from The Bookseller

Blackwell’s slipped back into a loss last year, however, like-for-like sales at its bookshops and online were up 2.9% and the company is able to fund its own investments, which was a “positive step”, the chain’s c.e.o David Prescott said.
Heron Books
Heron Books, an imprint of Quercus, is to be discontinued at the end of 2016, the publisher has said.
Frugal Innovation
Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu (Profile/Economist Books) has been named the Chartered Management Institute’s Management Book of the Year 2016.
Margaret Forster
Margaret Forster has died, aged 77, following a battle with cancer in her back. 
International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Two books published by Difaf Publications have been shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016, the "leading prize for literary fiction in the Arab world".
4th Shorts
HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate has launched a new short story series, 4th Shorts, which is intended to “introduce curious readers to 4th Estate’s rich back catalogue on an easily digestible scale.”
The Book of Mindful Origami
Yellow Kite is ushering in "a new trend to rival crafty calmness nationwide" for those "tired of colouring in" with The Book of Mindful Origami.
Sales of the Lulu series, created by publisher Anna McQuinn 10 years ago in an attempt to remedy the lack of diverse children’s books, have hit the $1m (£700,000) turnover mark in the US.
Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Black & White Publishing has acquired a new novel by Irish writer and actress Caroline Grace-Cassidy.
Transworld has bought a debut thriller series by A. A. Dhand, promising "to do for Bradford what ‘The Wire’ has done for Baltimore".
The Great British Sewing Bee
Quadrille is to publish the companion book to the fourth series of BBC2’s "The Great British Sewing Bee".
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired Connectography by a leading global strategist, Parag Khanna.

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