Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

The Works, a deep-discounting chain specialising in books, toys, gifts, stationery and arts and crafts, is accelerating its expansion and set to to open around 60 stores this year.
Oliver Jeffers and Chris Riddell
Illustrators Chris Riddell and Oliver Jeffers have both been longlisted twice for the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway award.
Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning (EMEA) has reported turnover of £48.2m in the year to end March 2015, with a profit after tax of £4.2m.
Argyll and Bute Council
Campaigners have derided the decision by Scotland's Argyll and Bute Council to axe librarians from schools in the region as "utterly astonishing" and "disgraceful".
James Bond actor Daniel Craig has reportedly signed up to star in a TV adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel Purity.
Jane Grigson Trust
The shortlist for the inaugural Jane Grigson Trust Award for new food writers has been announced, recognising forthcoming debuts from Chatto & Windus, Profile Books and Bloomsbury.
Stan Lee
Parragon is publishing a UK edition of The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence, the first in a new series of children’s graphic novels by renowned comic book creator Stan Lee.
The Knives
Faber is to publish Richard T. Kelly's third novel, a "riveting drama" entitled The Knives.
Three titles from Audible UK featuring "national treasures" Bill Bailey, Richard E Grant and David Tennant have been nominated for the 2016 Audie Awards in the US.
Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher
The Gereon Rath crime series by German author Volker Kutscher is to be adapted for television in a €40m (£30.9m) series jointly produced by Sky and German public broadcaster ARD.
William Boyd
Novelists William Boyd and Jenn Ashworth are to judge the Gordon Burn Prize 2016, alongside journalist and writer Rachel Cooke and artist and author Harland Miller.

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