Saturday, July 23, 2016

Latest books news from The Bookseller

For the first part of 2016, it is the mid-sized publishers that are driving the overall market’s excellent 9.3% print sales growth.
Jessie Burton © Alexander James
Jessie Burton is to pen her first children’s book following success with adults titles The Miniaturist and The Muse.
Joe Wicks
Instagram superstar Joe "The Body Coach" Wicks is the breakout star of the year so far, earning £7.1m through the TCM.
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is to launch two new imprints in 2017: Pat-a-Cake, which will publish early learning titles for the pre-school market; and Wren & Rook, which will produce non-fiction for young readers up to YA age.
Rob WIlson
Minister for civil society Rob Wilson has been given responsibility for public libraries at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Patrick Ness
A new novel by Patrick Ness, entitled Release, will be published by Walker Books in May 2017.


Jade Chandler
Jade Chandler is to leave Sphere and join Harvill Secker in the newly-created role of editorial director for crime fiction in October.
Clare Mackintosh
Clare Mackintosh has scooped the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for her first thriller I Let You Go (Sphere).
Picador is to publish an “extraordinarily gripping” debut novel by former Faber editor Kate Murray-Browne.
Pocket Shop Birmingham
Swedish book chain Pocket Shop has opened its first UK store, offering 25% off titles.
Emily Drabble
Emily Drabble, the former co-editor of the Guardian children’s books site, is joining BookTrust.
A new apprenticeship scheme, launched to train apprentices in the "increasingly rare" skills of the hand bookbinding trade, is now calling for applicants for its first intake.

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