Thursday, February 04, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Joe Wicks
Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks continues to dominate the charts as Lean in 15 (Bluebird) held the Official UK Top 50 number one spot for a fifth consecutive week.
Buy Books for Syria
Victoria Hislop, Caitlin Moran, Mark Haddon and Tracy Chevalier have called on wealthy governments to resettle more Syrian refugees as Waterstones hits its £1m Buy Books for Syria fundraising target.
Amazon Books
Amazon could be planning to open up to 400 physical bookshops in the US, according to a shopping centre operator.
Sajid Javid
The government will move forward with plans to allow councils in England and Wales to relax Sunday trading laws in a bid to "help struggling high streets", despite opposition from MPs and trade unions.
The Branford Boase Award
Egmont, Andersen Press and Simon & Schuster each have three books on the longlist for this year’s Branford Boase award.
Rooftop Book Club
Headline put on a second sell-out Rooftop Book Club last night, featuring authors Monica Wood and Maggie O'Farrell, as part of its direct-to-consumer strategy and to represent its online communities.

Johanna Basford is set to publish two new colouring books in 2016 with Virgin Books, a division of Ebury at Penguin Random House UK.
Faber Permissions
Faber has launched a new website to provide permissions services for organisations seeking to license Faber copyrights and authors.
Jacqueline Wilson
The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival has announced the line-up for this year’s children’s programme, with children’s laureate Chris Riddell, Jacqueline Wilson and this year’s Costa winner Frances Hardinge all taking part.
Timo Hannay is joining SAGE Publishing’s board as a non-executive director.
Doctor Who: The Visitation by Eric Saward
BBC Books has reissued seven classic Doctor Who novelisations from the original range by Target Books.
William Shakespeare
The Bookseller is set to run a Category Spotlight on William Shakespeare to mark 400 years since the famous playwright’s death.

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