Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Transworld and W H Smith Travel have been crowned as two of the biggest winners at The British Book Industry Awards 2016.
The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley's The Loney (John Murray) has won The British Book Industry Awards’ Book of the Year accolade in association with Books Are My Bag, while Transworld and W H Smith are among the winners in the trade and retail categories.
John Blake
Bonnier Publishing has bought independent publishing house John Blake Publishing. 
Shepherd James Rebanks is on the six-strong shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize.
Profile is to publish a biography of the Durrell family by Michael Haag titled The Durrells of Corfu.
Children’s author Jeff Norton has launched his new novel Star Pressed on Wattpad rather than going down the traditional publishing route.

The second International Dylan Thomas Day will feature events taking place “all over the world” including Italy, Australia, Argentina, the US and the UK.
BBC Books has acquired a fully illustrated family cookbook tie-in to the third series of BBC1 TV series "Eat Well for Less".
Children’s authors Jackie Morris and Nicola Davies are organising two storytelling boat trips to Ramsey Island, off the coast of South Wales. 
Nigel Farrow, former chairman of Ashgate Publishing, has joined the Independent Publishers Guild as patron.

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