Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

One seven-figure buy and a deluge of six-figure deals after heated auctions have launched the London Book Fair with a bang.
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
Writer and film-maker Hannah Rothschild is the only British author to have made the 2016 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist.
Thriller trilogy Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by British debut writer Chloé Esposito has been pre-empted by Jessica Leeke at Michael Joseph.
Tara Westover
The story of a girl who overcame a harsh and isolated upbringing without any education to complete a doctorate at the University of Cambridge has been snapped up by Hutchinson.
Ian McEwan
Jonathan Cape is publishing a new novel by Ian McEwan in September.
Headline has bought an “electrifying, high-concept debut thriller” by Nick Clark Windo in a six-figure deal.

James Daunt
Amazon “defines” how Waterstones behaves, James Daunt, m.d. of Waterstones has said, but he added that a really good high street bookshop was "addictive" and could not be replicated online.
Lambeth Council
The government is to investigate Lambeth council’s plans to turn some of its libraries into “healthy living centres” run by social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Limited.
Gail Rebuck
The “phenomenal” speed of change in the industry has led to the “curious” revolution of old technology existing with new, Penguin Random House chair Barnoness Gail Rebuck has said.  
Nadiya Hussain
Nadiya Hussain, winner of the 2015 series of TV's "The Great British Bake Off", will be writing three contemporary women’s fiction novels for Harlequin.
Louise O'Neill
Bandit Television has acquired the television rights to Louise O’Neill’s Asking for It, a novel about sexual assault.
Ready Steady Mo!
Hodder Children’s Books has signed a picture book inspired by Olympic champion runner Mo Farah.

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