Thursday, July 07, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller including - Author earnings could be hit by Brexit

Society of Authors
Author earnings could be hit in the wake of Brexit following the erosion of exclusivity rights in Europe, the Society of Authors and literary agents have warned.
Debut psychological thriller Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris (Mira) is Amazon Kindle's number-one selling e-book this year to date, according to its summer 2016 report disclosing the latest retail trends for the e-commerce giant.
Judith Kerr
Judith Kerr, the author behind classic children’s books such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, will be presented with this year’s BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award today.
Folio Prize
The Folio Prize Foundation has appointed former Fourth Estate associate publisher Minna Fry as its director of development.
Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes has toppled clean eating behemoth Joe Wicks, as After You (Penguin), the sequel to bestseller Me Before You (Michael Joseph), sold 53,867 copies for £214,008 to hit the Official UK Top 50 number one spot, according to Nielsen BookScan’s TCM.
An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk According to One Who Saw It
Jessie Greengrass has won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016 for her debut collection, taking home the £10,000 main prize.
Jonathan Franzen
The leading French cultural product chain Fnac will hold its first book fair on 2nd-4th September at the Carreaux du Temple in central Paris.
Crowdfunding publisher Unbound has launched a "major" new £5,000 short story prize in celebration of its fifth birthday.
Carolyn Whitaker
Literary agent Carolyn Whitaker has died, aged 79, following a long battle with cancer.
Half the World Global Literati Award
UK writer Russell Jones has been shortlisted for the $50,000 (£37,990) Half the World Global Literati Award for his unpublished YA novel The Talkers.
Ross Raisin
Jonathan Cape has acquired Ross Raisin's third novel.
Rachel Mills
Rachel Mills, formerly head of Peters, Fraser + Dunlop's international rights department, will be joining Furniss Lawton in the newly created role of agent and international rights director in late August.

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