Friday, March 11, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Independent publishers Bloomsbury Children’s and David Fickling Books are leading the shortlist for this year’s Bookseller’s YA Book Prize, run in association with book printer Clays.

Man Booker International Prize
The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize 2016 has been revealed, including two Nobel Prize winners, two previous finalists and two debut authors. 
Hachette UK
Shares in Hachette’s parent company Lagardere have fallen by 8.2% this morning after announcing a lower-than-expected profit forecast and the departure of its chief financial officer.
Quercus is launching a new fiction and non-fiction imprint called riverrun.
House of Commons
MPs rejected a government move to relax Sunday Trading laws in the House of Commons yesterday, meaning the biggest shake up of retail law in 20 years will not go ahead.
digital book world
Understanding industry data, and more on the “Four Horsemen” tech companies, headlined the second day of Digital Book World.
James Naughtie
Genre fiction, non-fiction and books which "are causing a stir, a story in the book world" will all be candidates for the new "Meet the Author" interview series, now conducted by veteran broadcaster James Naughtie who has replaced Nick Higham.

Margaret Drabble
Canongate has acquired a "dark and glittering novel" entitled The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble.
Wiley has reported third quarter revenue of $436m, a 3% decline year-on-year excluding foreign exchange fluctuations (a 6% decline without that exclusion).
Helen Macdonald
Helen Macdonald, Robert Macfarlane and Inua Ellams are to headline the inaugural Balham Literary Festival which will feature an “exciting line-up” of authors, performers and outdoor workshops.
Monsoon Books
Monsoon Books, the independent publisher of English-language books based in Singapore, has opened an office in the UK for its editorial and marketing teams.
Barack Obama
US president Barack Obama has written the introduction to the "long-awaited" 25th volume of the Complete Peanuts comic strip series.
Children's Books Ireland
Children’s Books Ireland has revealed the shortlist for the 2016 Book of the Year Award, with Oliver Jeffers, John Boyne and Louise O’Neill all in the running.

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