Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Latest News in The Bookseller

Waterstones Kindle
Waterstones has withdrawn from the e-book market, announcing an affiliates deal with Kobo that will see the chain bookseller send customers to the third-party website for e-book sales after its boss concluded that it could no longer sell them "effectively". 
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry is supporting libraries by appearing in a new poster campaign from the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP).
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible
A book about the “exposure of greed and corruption in modern Russia” by Peter Pomerantsev has won the £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize.
Five Go Gluten Free
Quercus is bringing out a new series, Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, in time for Christmas.
CBBC is putting on a two-day event in Birmingham this July to celebrate "awesome" authors in partnership with BBC Learning, Birmingham City Council and the Library of Birmingham.
Sarah Crossan
Carnegie Medal and YA Book Prize-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan has won the 26th CBI Book of the Year Award - making her the fourth author ever to win both the Book of the Year Award and the Children’s Choice award with her title One (Bloomsbury Childrens).

 Kate Nash Literary Agency
The Kate Nash Literary Agency has made two new appointments, recruiting a new associate agent in Imogen Howson and a new literary assistant in Tom Ashton.
As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka
Nordic young adult series, The Snow White Trilogy by Salla Simukka (Hot Keys Books) is to be adapted for the silver screen by Zero Gravity Management in association with Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder and Stoughton has acquired four new novels by Julian Stockwin featuring his Napoleonic-era naval hero, Thomas Kydd.
Fazal Sheikh has won the Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book of the Year award for The Erasure Trilogy (Steidl).

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