Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction longlist 2016
Kate Atkinson and Hanya Yanagihara are among the 20 longlisted authors for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, announced today.
A coalition of shareholders, representing 40,000 of Pearson's voting shares across the UK and US, has called for Pearson to urgently review its business strategy due to a "crisis of confidence".
Hannah Telfer
Penguin Random House UK Audio is set to be a standalone division to foster a "unified audio strategy" across the whole company.
Sathnam Sanghera
Authors including Matt Haig, Dreda Say Mitchell, Holly Bourne and Sathnam Sanghera are to headline the World Book Night flagship event in London on Saturday 23rd April, which also marks Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death.
Letters to the Lost
Iona Grey has been honoured with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s "highest accolade", The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year, for her book Letters to the Lost (Simon & Schuster).
The Crossing by Samar Yazbek
Syrian author Samar Yazbek has made the Orwell Prize longlist for The Crossing, which tells of the journalist’s attempts to get back into her country after being exiled by president Bashar al-Assad.

BBC 1's acclaimed adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager has sent Penguin's book sales soaring.
J K Rowling
J K Rowling is set to release four new pieces of writing through her Pottermore website, telling the history of magic in North America.
Alastair Campbell
Biteback is set to publish four new volumes of diaries from Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former chief press secretary and director of communications and strategy.
Philip Pullman
Authors including Philip Pullman and Tom Holland, and journalists from Buzzfeed, GQ and the Mirror have joined Index on Censorship magazine to condemn the seizure of Turkish independent media group, Zaman, and its English-language newspaper Today's Zaman.
Tim Peake
Penguin Random House Children’s is publishing a picture book, by Michelle Robinson and Nick East, in collaboration with the European Space Agency and astronaut Tim Peake.
Vogue Goes Pop
Conran Octopus is publishing a new colouring book Vogue Goes Pop by award-winning fashion writer Iain R. Webb. 

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