Saturday, June 04, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Sylvia Day’s One With You (Michael Joseph) has easily romped to the top of The Bookseller’s April E-Book Ranking, outselling the second-placed title by a factor of over four to one.
Sarah Crossan’s free verse novel One (Bloomsbury Children’s Books) has won The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize 2016.
Inpress has insisted the Poetry Book Society is "very much alive" following the corporate entity's move into liquidation, and will be "powering up rather than winding down its activities".
Non-executive chairman of The London Book Fair, David Roche - an industry stalwart of more than 25 years - is crowdfunding a debut book of poems through Unbound.
The Australian Booksellers Association has joined with other Australian book industry organisations to protest changes proposed by the government to turn the country into an “open market” and allow booksellers to import both UK and US titles without restrictions.
The BBC is making an hour-long documentary about the founding of Virago for BBC Four.
Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is to be made into a television show starring Daniel Craig.
Bing Taylor, co-founder of mail-order book business The Good Book Guide, is working on his autobiography.
Polari First Book Prize
The ongoing war in Dafur, the Yorkshire Ripper murders and a dark and comical play which explores the life of a glamorous transsexual hooker are among the book themes on the Polari First Book Prize – described as the “strongest” in the prize’s history.
Yuval Noah Harari will tour the UK this September in support of his new book examining the future of humankind Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Vintage).
Broadcaster and journalist Mark Lawson has joined the judging panel for the 28th William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, while co-founder of the award Graham Sharpe will become the new chair of judges, following the retirement of his fellow co-founder John Gaustad.
One of Britain’s leading human rights campaigners and former director of political pressure group Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, has joined the judging panel for this year’s Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award.

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