Friday, June 17, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

children reading
Independent booksellers called for more diversity in children’s books at an Inclusive Minds event, because their customers are asking for a greater range of ethnic diversity and family types in titles.
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood has been awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize at the same time as it is announced that she will be embarking on a UK book tour.
Peter Owen
The memorial service for publisher Peter Owen honoured the “remarkable, flamboyant, clever man” with tributes, song and poems from family and friends.
Nathan Hull
Nathan Hull has stepped down from his position as chief business development officer at Mofibo following its acquisition by Storytel.
Wolfson Foundation
A college professor and a university fellow have won the Wolfson History Prize, awarded £30,000 each.
Ian Mulvany
SAGE has hired Ian Mulvany, head of technology at open access science journal eLife, to the new role of head of product innovation.
Scotty T
"Geordie Shore" star and "Celebrity Big Brother" winner Scotty T (Scott Timlin) is writing a memoir, to be published by Simon & Schuster.
Go Set a Watchman
Penguin Random House UK is partnering with Waterstones, Gatwick Express and The Reading Agency as it ramps up publicity for the paperback of Go Set a Watchman, publishing with PRH commercial paperback imprint Arrow.
More than half of primary school pupils in the UK don’t have enough time to talk about books in the classroom, according to research released by Oxford University Press.
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Quarto imprint Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and London’s Natural History Museum are launching a publishing partnership to create 10 non-fiction titles per year.
The Clegg Agency
Marion Duvert, previously senior editor at Editions du Seuil in Paris, is set to become foreign rights director at The Clegg Agency.
Juliet Stevenson
Actress Juliet Stevenson is to announce and narrate this year’s winning story at the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award on 24th June.

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