Thursday, May 05, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller Overnight

Jamie Vardy
Ebury is publishing Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's autobiography, My Story, on 20th October. 
Ben Horslen
Penguin Random House Children's publisher Ben Horslen has two nods on the shortlist for this year’s Branford Boase award for debut children’s writing. The shortlist also includes books from HarperCollins Children’s Books, David Fickling Books, Firefly Press and Nosy Crow.
Stephanie Flanders
The prize money for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, formerly known as the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, has been set at £30,000: an increase of £10,000 on last year.
European Union
An open letter from Peirene Press presenting the “cultural case” for staying in the EU has garnered more than 160 signatures including those of authors Sarah Waters and Marina Warner, Granta editor Max Porter, Katharina Bielenberg, associate publisher at MacLehose, and Adam Freudenheim, publisher of Pushkin Press.
Kelly Ellis
Kelly Ellis, a commissioning editor at Ebury Press, has been recruited by Blink Publishing to head up its Blink Reality imprint in the role of editorial director.
Taylor & Francis
Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has launched an online hub for its scholarly customers and partners in China in recognition of the "important role" Chinese scholarship is playing internationally.

Granta Books
Granta Books has acquired Strange Heart Beating, a "remarkable" debut novel by Eli Goldstone, at auction.
Bloody Scotland
Social enterprise Bookdonors will be the headline sponsor of Scottish crime writing festival Bloody Scotland this year.
Vintage has released a special 3D paperback edition of Haruki Murakami’s first two novels Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973
Hay House US has confirmed it will publish 12 self-help titles by hypnotist Paul McKenna across the next two years.
Lisa Appignanesi
The author Lisa Appignanesi has been appointed the new chair of the Royal Society of Literature.
Rosie Wilby
Accent Press is to publish Is Monogamy Dead?, the first book from stand-up comedian and broadcaster Rosie Wilby.

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