Thursday, April 14, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Northern European bookshop chain Pocket Shop hopes to open its first UK store before the summer, The Bookseller can reveal.
Hutchinson is to publish The Raqqa Diaries: Life Inside the Islamic State by Syrian activist Mohammed.
Derk Haank
The STM industry has “wasted” two years as a result of its reluctance to share research, according to Derk Haank, c.e.o. of Springer Nature.
Sylvia Day
Sylvia Day has stormed into the Official Top 50 number one spot, as One with You (Penguin) outsold previous chart-topper Lee Child’s Make Me (Bantam) by over 17,116 copies.
HarperCollins imprint William Morrow has acquired three novels from four-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Michael Mann, after a “hotly contested” auction involving “several major publishers”.
Companies from the US and China led the pack at the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards, with both countries claiming two prizes each.

Marlon James
Man Booker winner Marlon James and Folio Prize-winner Akhil Sharma are joined by debut novelists Mary Costello and Scholastique Mukasonga on the shortlist for the €100,000 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.
Hay is launching a European children’s literature festival to take place in Aarhus, Denmark, from 25th to 29th October.
US multinationals - including Amazon and Google - will be required to disclose their profits and tax in every country within which they operate in the EU, if new draft legislation aimed at forcing large companies to open up their tax arrangements to public scrutiny is made law.
Hot Key Books has acquired rights to a picture book for older readers on depression by Debi Gliori.
Adrian Greenwood
Thames Valley Police has charged a man with the murder of Adrian Greenwood, an antique dealer who was found dead at his Oxford home, according to news reports.

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