Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Stephen Page
Publishing is a very “London-centric” business which has to “stop”, Faber’s c.e.o Stephen Page has said, while adding that the industry is “toe curlingly” white and middle class.
A Young Adult author who claims plagiarised versions of her books have been viewed nearly 100,000 times on Wattpad has criticised the community writing website for not caring about copyright.
Oxford University Press
An unconfirmed number of jobs are under consultation at Oxford University Press's English Language Teaching division, the publisher has confirmed.
Max Porter
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter has won the 10th International Dylan Thomas Prize, in partnership with Swansea University.
Killer Women
A collective of women crime writers in London and the South East are launching London’s first ever female-led crime festival.
Sadiq Khan
South London poet Chrissie Gittins is to petition London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured) about the future of Lewisham's library services.

Buenos Aires International Book Fair,
Spanish distributors and publishers have been busy meeting with Argentine retail buyers at the 42nd Buenos Aires International Book Fair, as Argentina’s new centre-right government’s lifting of import restrictions and hope of an economic recovery have improved the potential for sales.
Zed Books’ Facebook page was removed after it became the victim of hacking, the publisher now believes.
Book Island
Book Island, winner of the Best Publisher in Oceania Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair last month, is moving its headquarters from New Zealand to Bristol as it looks to grow its UK presence.
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press has opened its newest office in Lagos, Nigeria, publishing locally produced, affordable education materials for the Nigerian curriculum.
Katie Price, Katie Smith, Tom Fletcher
Unpublished writer Katie Smith has won the inaugural Lorraine’s Top Tales prize, run by Hachette Children’s Books in conjunction with ITV.
Chatto & Windus
Chatto & Windus has acquired a memoir, Tidewrack, by Darran Anderson.

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