Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

As issues crystallised ahead of this week’s referendum on UK membership of the European Union, a majority of senior trade figures The Bookseller spoke to back “Remain”, saying economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit would be damaging to the UK. But those arguing the “Leave” case say such fears are exaggerated.
Sarah Crown
Mumsnet editor Sarah Crown has joined Arts Council England to become its director of literature and the South West.
The book trade’s support for the UK remaining in the European Union has grown stronger since February, according to an online survey by The Bookseller.
Joe Sugg
YouTuber Joe Sugg is publishing a second graphic novel, Username: Regenerated, with Hodder & Stoughton.
Ian McEwan
Atonement author Ian McEwan has warned a vote to leave the European Union would set into motion "a dangerous unravelling" and urged the UK to "remain and reform".
Oli White's Generation Next
The Sunday Times moved Oli White's Generation Next (Hodder & Stoughton) to its Children's and Young Adult bestseller chart in its most recent issue, after the book topped the adult fiction list the previous week.

Insight Investment
Investment management company Insight Investment is the new sponsor of the £25,000 Royal Society Science Book Prize.
Live literature producer and independent publisher Penned in the Margins is publishing the latest titles from Luke Kennard and Melissa Lee-Houghton, which its director Tom Chivers believes is a “bit of a coup” for a small indie.
Sally Davies, the director of East London bookshop Libreria, is stepping down from her role.
Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
Nicki Thornton, the co-founder of independent bookshop Mostly Books, has won this year’s Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.
Lam Wing-kee
Kidnapped Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee has said he contemplated suicide “many times” during his imprisonment in China. However, media coverage of these claims has been blocked in the Chinese mainland by state censors.
Curious Creatures
Millie Marotta’s next colouring book is entitled Curious Creatures and is set to be published in October.

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