Saturday, May 28, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Amazon Kindle Jeff Bezos
Publishers should not underestimate the value of physical bookselling as discovery channels for books decline and the options for authors to self-publish increase, a new report into the consumer book market has warned.
Rachel Mills
Rachel Mills is leaving literary agency PFD after five and a half years.
The Invention of Russia by Arkady Ostrovsky
Russian-born British journalist Arkady Ostrovsky has won the Orwell Prize for Books 2016 for The Invention of Russia (Atlantic Books).
Cassandra Clare
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired a series of novels from American YA author Cassandra Clare exploring the life and times of Magnus Bane, a character from her Shadowhunter series.
 The Search For Mister Lloyd
Welsh TV director Griff Rowland has won Welsh children's literary awards, the Tir na n-Og Awards for his independently published, debut YA book The Search For Mister Lloyd (Candy Jar Books).
Neil Gaiman
Headline Publishing Group is planning a "bumper year" for Neil Gaiman with eight titles publishing in 2016, plus a live broadcast event scheduled in London for the publication of The View from the Cheap Seats.

Apple has launched its third Discover New Authors promotion, featuring iBooks by publishers including HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan, Quercus and Headline.
The Secret
A book which inspired the ITV miniseries "The Secret" has received a sales boost since the final episode aired.
Simon Dowson-Collins
HarperCollins’ general counsel Simon Dowson-Collins has been named on the inaugural UPstanding Executive Power List, the first ranking of its kind to unite business leaders from across all BAME communities internationally.
Foyles will hold its second summer children’s festival, Storybox, between 23rd July-14th August.
MacLehose Press
MacLehose Press has snapped up an Italian debut thriller that has sparked deals in 30 countries.
New Star Soccer G-Story
Hachette has launched a football-themed app based on the BAFTA-winning and multi-million selling game New Star Soccer.

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