Thursday, March 17, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Roald Dahl has scored his first ever Official Top 50 number one, as World Book Day title The Great Mouse Plot (Puffin) leapfrogged Cavan Scott’s The Escape: Star Wars (Egmont). The Great Mouse Plot, illustrated by Quentin Blake, sold 32,096 copies for £32,096, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Simon Mayo
Penguin Random House Children’s is to publish radio presenter Simon Mayo’s debut YA novel, Blame, this summer.
Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness is in the running to become the first author to win three CILIP Carnegie medals, whilst Chris Riddell, Anthony Browne and Helen Oxenbury are all up for their third CILIP Kate Greenaway award.
Bonnier Zaffre is launching a new children’s imprint to publish six middle-grade books about dinosaurs who live side-by-side with humans, and a range of related merchandise.
Kindle Direct Publishing
French publishers and booksellers are up in arms over an agreement with the Education Ministry’s multimedia arm for Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing to hold workshops in France to promote self-publishing by teachers and others in the education community.
Egmont Group, the Scandinavian media group that owns Egmont Publishing, said 2015 was a "satisfac
Trapeze is publishing Tattletale, a psychological adult thriller by children's writer and Costa nominated novelist Sarah J. Naughton.
HarperCollins has launched an internal careers website which gives News Corp employees the ability to apply for jobs across HarperCollins UK, News UK, and Dow Jones.
Viking has pre-empted world rights for a debut psychological thriller My Sister’s Bones by British author Nuala Ellwood.
Jackie Kay
Jackie Kay has been appointed as the National Poet for Scotland, known as the Scottish Makar.
Great British Bake Off app
Hodder & Stoughton is releasing a Great British Bake Off app.
 Theresa Cheung
Author and spiritualist Theresa Cheung has found a new publisher in Piatkus, after previously being published by Simon & Schuster.

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