Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Campaigners have called for more action and less consultation concerning the threatened public library service following the publication of the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce’s latest progress report.
Peter Janson-Smith
Former literary agent Peter Janson-Smith, who represented author Ian Fleming, has died at the age of 93.
JK Rowling
For the first time J K Rowling's pseudonym Robert Galbraith has made the longlist for the £3,000 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
Alex Bowler
Jonathan Cape’s deputy publishing director Alex Bowler is leaving the publisher to join independent Granta Books as publishing director.
Jeanette Winterson
The UK's current society is a “necrophiliac hell hole for the absent rich” that is “stealing creativity from us”, Jeanette Winterson has said.
Helen Bailey
Police are concerned for the welfare of Helen Bailey, the author behind the Electra Brown series (Hodder Children’s Books), who has been missing for a week, according to news reports.

International security, Brexit and health and well-being titles were prominent among the non-fiction deals cut during London Book Fair 2016.
20th Century Fox Feature Animation has acquired the pre-publication film rights to The Royal Rabbits of London, the first children’s book series by Santa and Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench has been named the new honorary president of the Bronte Society as it marks the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth.
Romantic Novelists' Association
Four Accent Press titles have been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s “prestigious” Joan Hessayon Award for new writers.
Baker & Taylor
A new international partnership between Baker & Taylor (B&T), Bookmasters and Printondemand Worldwide will expand B&T's print facilities in the US and UK.

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