Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Authors Sunny Singh and Nikesh Shukla have launched a prize to seek out the best books by British writers of colour in partnership with non-profit organisation Media Diversified.
Harper Lee
Harper Lee's death last Friday has prompted a sharp upturn in sales of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman for Amazon, Waterstones and Foyles.
Award-winning novelist Neil Griffiths is launching a new literary prize to celebrate “small presses producing brilliant and brave literary fiction” in the UK and Ireland - in part because he believes the publishing business model is "terrible".
Albert Hogan
Albert Hogan, former head of digital strategy at Universal Pictures, is joining Penguin Random House UK to lead a new team that brings together the publisher’s group marketing with the audience development team.
Umberto Eco
The date of publication for Umberto Eco's "final book" has been pushed forward from May to this Friday, following the news of the Italian intellectual's death, aged 84.
Joey Barton
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired No Nonsense, the "game-changing" autobiography of footballer Joey Barton.

Livre Paris
The Paris Book Fair has undergone a major transformation for the 2016 event, according to the organisers.
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood has revealed the title of her upcoming novel retelling Shakespeare's The Tempest for Hogarth will be called Hag-Seed.
Ben Brusey
Ben Brusey, senior editor, has been promoted to editorial director of Century.
Estée Lalonde
Penguin Random House has acquired Bloom: Navigating Life and Style by beauty and lifestyle vlogger Estée Lalonde.
Helena Peacock
Helena Peacock, legal director for Penguin Random House UK and international, is retiring on 30th June after 23 years of service.
David O'Doherty
Puffin has bought a third book in the Danger is Everywhere series by Irish comedian David O’Doherty and illustrator Chris Judge.

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