Friday, May 06, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins' bestseller The Girl on the Train (Doubleday) will launch this year's Richard and Judy summer book club, with W H Smith also unveiling the club's "fresh" new look.
Pan Macmillan has scored a hat-trick this week by taking three number one positions across fiction and non-fiction in the Nielsen BookScan bestseller charts.
Robert Galbraith
Robert Galbraith’s Career of Evil (Sphere) has defeated the Star Wars Expert Guide (Dorling Kindersley) to take the Official UK Top 50 number one spot.
Simon & Schuster (S&S) has reported flat global sales in its first quarter of 2016 at $145m, matching those from 2015.
Alex T Smith's bestselling Claude books are to be adapted into an animated series for Disney Junior EMEA.
Harlequin has appointed current Orion Books publicity manager Sophie Calder as its first in-house publicist.

Teach Yourself
Teach Yourself develops 'Language Hacking' series
Teach Yourself, an imprint of Hodder Education specialising in self-instruction, is collaborating with a high-profile language blogger to create a "groundbreaking" new series called Language Hacking.
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is opening its first-ever pop-up "book bar" at Waterstones’ new Tottenham Court Road store from Monday 16th May.
Gransnet and Mills & Boon
Romance publisher Mills & Boon has struck a new relationship with Gransnet, the UK's online network for grandparents.
Harvill Secker is publishing a new novel by Man Booker and Nobel Prize-winner J M Coetzee in September.
Folio Society
Three of the artists shortlisted for this year’s V&A Illustration Awards have been nominated for their work on Folio Society editions.
Author Neil Gaiman will do a rare public event in London to celebrate his new non-fiction collection, The View from the Cheap Seats (Headline), together with Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife (Vintage).

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