Thursday, March 03, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller including David Bowie colouring-in book

Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group (HBG) has announced plans to buy the publishing business of Perseus Books Group in the US, 18 months after an original acquisition deal fell through.
Terry Pratchett
Penguin Random House Children’s will this summer publish a second collection of short stories from Terry Pratchett.
Tessa Hadley
UK writer Tessa Hadley has won a Windham-Campbell Prize, worth $150,000 (£107,000). 
P D James
Faber is set to publish a collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Murders by “Queen of Crime” P D James.
Ed Vaizey
The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) has written an open letter condemning Ed Vaizey's use of "flawed" figures for closures and new openings of public libraries in the House of Commons.
Mary Berry
Mary Berry has toppled Joe Wicks in the book chart this week, ending the Body Coach’s eight-week stretch atop the Official Top 50 by a scant 125 copies.
Fiction Uncovered
The Fiction Uncovered literary prize will not run in 2016 as it seeks commercial sponsorship.
The A&C Black Music list, currently owned by Bloomsbury, is moving to HarperCollins, where it will become part of the Collins Learning division.
Aitken Alexander Associates
Agents at Aitken Alexander Associates have paid tribute to their “lovely” and “hilarious” client Louise Rennison, whose death was announced yesterday.
Quercus is publishing a David Bowie colouring book, charting the late musician and rock star's style over 50 years of self-reinvention.
London Book & Screen Week
Authors Cassandra Clare, Marian Keyes and Chris Riddell are among the names featuring in an "eclectic" array of events all over the capital for London Book & Screen Week, a seven-day celebration of books and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they inspire.
Simon & Schuster is set to publish Freedom: My Book of Firsts, a memoir by Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was kidnapped in the US aged 11 and held prisoner for 18 years.

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