Saturday, March 12, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The inaugural British Book Industry Awards’ Book of the Year shortlists - covering Children’s, Début Fiction, Fiction and Non-fiction - showcase the “glorious way that publishing continually shifts and reinvents itself”, chair of judges Cathy Rentzenbrink has said.
Pan Macmillan and Waterstones will hope to retain their Publisher and Book Retailer of the Year crowns respectively, having been shortlisted once again in those categories in this year’s British Book Industry Awards.
Orion is launching a new standalone commercial fiction and non-fiction imprint called Trapeze. 
Annette Thomas
Annette Thomas is to leave her role as chief scientific officer for Springer Nature. She is also stepping down as a board member of the company.
Robert Macfarlane
The Booksellers Association has commissioned an autobiographical essay by Robert Macfarlane to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week’s 10th anniversary.
Jungle Books
Charity and refugee library Jungle Books narrowly avoided “going up in flames” on Wednesday night, following the eviction of hundreds of migrants from the area.
Wimpy Kid
Penguin Random House Children’s UK will release the 11th book in Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series on 1st November, along with all of Kinney’s international publishers.
YA Book Prize 2016 shortlist
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.
Saint Andrew Press
Saint Andrew Press, the publishing house of the Church of Scotland, is being run entirely from London after its sole Scotland-based member of staff was made redundant.

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