Saturday, February 20, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Jamie Oliver
Michael Joseph is to publish two new books from Jamie Oliver in 2016.
The Guardian reports on disclosures made in the run-up to "a landmark court ruling" in the US, as the US Internal Revenue Service squares off against Amazon in a tax dispute in Seattle.
Egmont is to release two new Minecraft books this year, including the first fiction title in its tie-in roster.
Stripes Publishing
Little Tiger fiction imprint Stripes is launching an anthology of UK Young Adult writing this autumn to mark its 10th anniversary and raise money for homeless charity Crisis.
Jamie Byng
Canongate c.e.o. Jamie Byng and authors Jeanette Winterson, Ian McEwan, Philip Pullman, Nick Hornby and Yann Martel, as well as actors Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba, are among the signatories to an open letter to David Cameron calling for “urgent action” to help children in the migrant camp at Calais.
 Pocket Penguins
Penguin is bringing out a new series of classic titles in a "compact, jewel-like format" called Pocket Penguins.
The series - dubbed "the future of Penguin Classics" - will launch in May 2016, featuring titles such as Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, priced between £5.99 and £8.99 each.
The Feminist Library
Campaigners are rallying to save London’s Feminist Library which is being threatened with eviction as the council plans to almost triple its rent.
Arabella Stein
Literary agent Arabella Stein right has joined illustrator agency Bright Group international’s London office.
Ruth Rendell
The National Literacy Trust and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society have launched an award in memory of Ruth Rendell for champions of literacy.
Miriam González Durántez
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a Spanish family cookery book from Nick Clegg's wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.
Fnac, France’s largest cultural products chain, has reported a strong profit increase in 2015.
Simon Wood
Meze Publishing has acquired the debut cookbook from 2015 MasterChef champion Simon Wood entitled At Home with Simon Wood: Fine Dining Made Simple.

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