Thursday, February 11, 2016

Latest from The Bookseller

Speak Up for Libraries lobby
High-profile writers including Cathy Cassidy, Jake Arnott and Philip Ardagh gathered at parliament alongside library campaigners to protest the “national scandal” of the widespread closures of public library services across the UK.
Cassandra Clare
American sci-fi and fantasy author Sherrilyn Kenyon is suing Cassandra Clare for allegedly copying elements of her Dark Hunter series.
Bonnier Publishing
Bonnier Publishing has acquired Weldon Owen US, an illustrated non-fiction publisher, pushing its annual turnover past the £115m mark.
Lean in 15
Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks has racked up six weeks as the UK Official Top 50 number one, as Lean in 15 (Bluebird) sold 35,694 copies for £286,235, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Games developer Rovio Entertainment has spun off its book publishing business by creating a new company, Kaiken Publishing.
Romantic Novelists' Association
Authors including Liz Fenwick, Adele Parks and Milly Johnson will battle it out to win the Romantic Novel of the Year Award after the shortlists have been revealed.
Sandy Mahal
Sandy Mahal has been appointed as associate curator of the London Book & Screen Week with immediate effect.
The Bookseller has launched an independent author e-book sales tracker, inviting authors and small digital publishers whose e-book sales data currently goes unreported to complete a simple online form designed to capture their 2015 e-book sales information.
My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante's hit Neapolitan quartet is to be adapted into an eight-part Italian language TV series.
The judging panel for the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with Book Trust has been revealed, naming broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray as its chair.
Harry Illingworth
David Headley, managing director of D H H Literary Agency, has promoted Harry Illingworth from associate agent to literary agent with immediate effect.
The International Publishers Association will hold its 2018 International Publishers Congress in New Delhi, hosted by the Federation of Indian Publishers.

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