Friday, February 19, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
Publishers have identified a rising trend for books exploring mental health issues, with a swathe of new titles commissioned aimed at children and teens.
The British Book Industry Awards
The Pool founder Sam Baker; Robbie Millen and Arifa Akbar, literary editors of the Times and the Independent respectively; authors Viv Groksop and Sali Hughes; and booksellers from Waterstones, Foyles, W H Smith and Booka Bookshop will judge this year’s inaugural Books of the Year awards.
Penguin Random House UK
Penguin Random House’s “innovative” campaigns to promote The Fox and the Star and The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep have been honoured at the Book Marketing Society’s Best Marketing Awards for the Christmas season.
Virginia Woolf
Pushkin Press is partnering with literary institution The London Library to produce a series of "beautifully designed" books containing new material from authors such as Lewis Carroll, E M Forster and Virginia Woolf.
The Lie Tree
Sales of Frances Hardinge’s YA novel The Lie Tree (Macmillan Children’s Books) have increased 353% in volume terms since winning the Costa Book of the Year, according to Nielsen BookScan data.
Holly Willoughby
HarperCollins is to publish Truly Happy Baby, the first parenting guide from TV presenter Holly Willoughby.

American University in Cairo Press
The American University in Cairo Press is to launch a new fiction imprint called Hoopoe in the UK this spring.
The North Water
Recently-published Scribner title The North Water is set to be turned into big budget television thriller by See-Saw films.
International Publishers Association
The International Publishers Association has called for the immediate release and protection of a 73-year-old publisher arrested in Dhaka, Bangladesh on the grounds that he had launched a book deemed offensive to Islam.
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe is to star in an upcoming thriller based on Summersdale title Lost in the Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg.
English PEN
Vicky Featherstone, Zia Haider Rahman and Peter Stothard will be joining Maureen Freely and Antonia Fraser as judges of the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize, which has extended its eligibility to include writers from the Republic of Ireland and the Commonwealth.

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