Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The retail sector could see 900,000 job losses and 74,000 shop closures over the next decade as a result of rising costs, a report by the British Retail Consortium has found.
Carol Ann Duffy
Poet Carol Ann Duffy will undertake a nationwide tour of independent bookshops this summer to support the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week.
 Roald Dahl 100
The 2016 Summer Reading Challenge will be based around Roald Dahl 100, the celebrations marking the centenary of Dahl’s birth.
The Gruffalo
In a Nosy Crow blog post warning about the dangers of the UK leaving the European Union, illustrator Axel Scheffler has said there would have been no Gruffalo without the EU.
Furniss Lawton
Literary agency Furniss Lawton is temporarily without a permanent office following a serious fire at its Kew Bridge base last month.
Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
Writers from six countries and across four continents, including Colum McCann, Deborah Levy and Petina Gappah, make up the 12-strong longlist for the £30,000 2016 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

Jilly Cooper
Transworld is publishing Jilly Cooper’s new novel, Mount!, under its imprint Bantam Press on 8th September 2016.  
MacLehose Press
Former Bloomsbury commissioning editor Bill Swainson has signed new novels by leading international authors Javier Cercas and Juan Gabriel Vásquez for Quercus imprint Maclehose Press.
Hodder & Stoughton has pre-empted world rights in a debut novel These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper, and one further novel.
Hodder imprint Coronet has acquired a memoir and self-help book chronicling a woman’s relationship with cancer.
War Horse
The Folio Society and House of Illustration yesterday announced Alan Marks as the winner of a prize to illustrate a new edition of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse.
The Jungle Book Colouring Book
Children's indie Buster Books is set to publish a series of colouring books based on classic children’s books, illustrated by Ann Kronheimer.

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