Friday, March 18, 2016

Latest News from The Booklseller

Faber has "closed" the positions of publisher for fiction and paperbacks and publisher for non-fiction and the arts, with Hannah Griffiths and Julian Loose leaving their roles at the company.
A raft of changes announced in the budget could ease the heavy burden of business rates shouldered by independent and chain bookshops.
Graham Norton
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Graham Norton's "darkly funny" fiction debut.
The Quarto Group
The Quarto Group has seen its "most profitable year ever", the company said, while announcing its chairman Tim Chadwick has decided to step down from the board.
John Grisham
Hodder & Stoughton is to publish The Whistler, the new novel from John Grisham, in October.
Mandy Hill
Mandy Hill, m.d. of the academic publishing division at Cambridge University Press, has said 2016 "is going to end for us as a very tough year", with the business  "big internal changes which will result in reduced output."

Roman Krznaric
Unbound has launched the new book from cultural thinker and philosopher Roman Krznaric titled Carpe Diem Reclaimed.
Krznaric, who is the author of Empathy (Rider) and How to Find Fulfilling Work (Macmillan), turned down an offer from a "major" UK publisher in favour of crowdfunding his new book with publishing platform Unbound, the company has said.
Miranda Hart and dog
Hodder is publishing a new book by Miranda Hart - about her dog, Peggy.
Film director Michael Mann is to launch his own book imprint, Michael Mann Books, it has been reported.
Malorie Blackman and Frances Hardinge are amongst the authors lined up to appear at this year’s Young Adult Literature Convention in July.
Marcus Wareing
HarperCollins has acquired Marcus at Home, the new cookbook from celebrity chef Marcus Wareing.
Raif Badawi
Little, Brown Book Group and English PEN are holding a special vigil for imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, building on the efforts of his wife who today published a book with the publisher.

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