Thursday, April 28, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Star Wars Expert Guide (Dorling Kindersley) has rocketed into the Official Top 50 number one spot, according to Nielsen Bookscan’s Total Consumer Market.
Little, Brown will release J K Rowling’s screenplay debut Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this November.
Publishers Amberley and Ebury are bringing out titles on the Hillsborough disaster after justice prevailed for the victims and their families 27 years on. 
A novel about Palestinian life in occupation and exile by Rabai al-Madhoun has won the ninth $50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
Carol Ann Duffy, Tom Holland and Nadiya Hussain are among the names lined up to feature in the second Bradford Literature Festival.
The Bookseller Children’s Conference will take place this year on 27th September at Milton Court, Barbican, London.

Icon Books has brought forward the publication of 5000-1: The Leicester City Story to Thursday 26th May and will go to print just 48 hours after the last game of the season.
The founder of Barnes & Noble Inc. has announced that he will retire as executive chairman in September after 45 years with the company.
Clare Mackintosh will compete against the likes of Stephen King and Robert Galbraith for the crime fiction convention CrimeFest's annual awards.
Novels by Ann Leckie and Neal Stephenson are amongst the finalists for this year’s science-fiction Hugo Awards.
Viking is publishing Flesh and Bone and Water, a "haunting, brilliantly evocative" debut novel by Goldsmiths graduate Luiza Sauma.
Two titles from independent publisher Myriad Editions have been shortlisted for the 2016 Authors Club Best First Novel Award, joining titles from fellow indies Salt and Bloomsbury Circus.

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