Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Independent Bookshop Week 2016
Exclusive bookshop editions, a Hachette author tour and national comic workshops are among the festivities lined up for this year’s Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) - a celebration of independent bookshops.
James Daunt
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has said Amazon is undercutting his business because of the “unconscionable” way it exploits the tax system.
Yale University Press
Gillian Malpass, publisher for art and architecture at Yale University Press London, has been made redundant following a restructure.
Cured by Lol Tolhurst
Quercus has acquired the memoir of Lol Tolhurst, one of the founding members of The Cure.
Lost my Name
Children’s book start-up Lost My Name has raised an additional €4m (£3.2m) in funding from Berlin-based investor Project A Ventures.
James Rhodes
Internationally renowned pianist James Rhodes has struck a two-book deal with Quercus, starting with a book that will show how "anyone with two hands", and willing to practice 45 minutes a day, can learn to play Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C Major in six weeks. He has previously been published by Canongate.
Sarah Odedina
Sarah Odedina, the new editor-at-large at Pushkin Children’s, is looking to build the children’s list through a new open submissions initiative.
Ed Kielbasiewicz
HarperCollins UK finance director and company secretary, Ed Kielbasiewicz, is to retire from the company at the end of December 2016. 
Earl the Grump
Ebury has bought rights to develop "Earl the Grump" as a global brand.
Bare Lit
Bare Lit, a UK literature festival devoted to BAME writers, is bringing out an anthology to allow "writers of colour to shine on their own terms".
Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s is set to publish a series of books about Terraria, a video game that allows players to build their own environment.
HarperCollins is to publish a psychological thriller entitled Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn.

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