Saturday, April 16, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Terry Pratchett
A biography on Terry Pratchett written by his personal assistant Rob Wilkins, a graphic novel by Pratchett and a Discworld Encyclopedia were among the new publishing revealed at a memorial to celebrate the late author.
London Book Fair
As London Book Fair 2016 came to a close, Picador snatched rights to a much talked about “deeply moving” debut beating four other publishers to the title at auction.
children reading
The UK children’s book market grew more than 7% in the first quarter of 2016, according to Nielsen Books.
Curtis Brown
BBC Worldwide is to take a 10% stake in Curtis Brown, which is set to "unlock further production opportunities" for the agency's talent.
Literary festival organisers and authors continue to grapple over the issue of author pay and the appropriate remuneration for speakers' time at literary festivals, because many events are run as charities.
The Improbablity of Love
Hannah Rothschild’s Baileys Prize-shortlisted The Improbability of Love (Bloomsbury) has been optioned for television by Kudos, the producers of "Humans" and "Broadchurch".

Bonnier Publishing
Bonnier Zaffre has appointed Katherine Armstrong as senior editor on the Zaffre crime list. 
Dr Pippa Malmgren
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a book by a former economic advisor to George W. Bush, Dr Pippa Malmgren.
Istros Books
Independent publisher Istros Books has merged with publishing house Peter Owen Publishers.
Simon & Schuster UK has signed an anthology of poker-themed short stories edited by Anthony Holden.

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