Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Publishers Association
The government has told the Publishers Association that “Brexit means Brexit” and publishers should use this opportunity to “really make the case for the publishing agenda” going forward.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
A fresh look at a number of classics of the Young Adult genre presented a number of challenges to the design team at Penguin, who were tasked with balancing a broad commercial appeal with a timeless aesthetic.
independent publishers guild
Printing and production costs are likely to go up following Brexit, which may lead to publishers increasing book prices, members of the Independent Publishers Guild have been warned.
BookTrust c.e.o Diana Gerald has expressed disappointment that a BBC survey revealing which books children should read focuses only on the classics.
Johnny Herbert
Transworld is publishing Formula One “legend” and Sky Sports presenter Johnny Herbert’s memoir. 
Beijing International Book Fair
The Bookseller is to distribute an English and Chinese version of The Bookseller Daily at the Beijing International Book Fair in 2016.

Wrexham Council
Wrexham Council is scrapping plans to hand over its libraries to a trust after a review revealed it would cost it £200,000 a year less to continue running the facilities itself.
Star Wars Build Your Own Adventure
DK is celebrating its Star Wars publishing list with fans of the franchise this week at the largest Star Wars gathering in Europe.
Zoe Sugg
Zoe Sugg, a.k.a. the vlogger Zoella, has revealed that her third novel will be titled Going Solo (Penguin Random House Children’s).
The White Horse Bookshop
The White Horse Bookshop is sponsoring the Richard Jefferies Society Writers’ Prize while the book trade is experiencing a “golden age of nature writing”.
Frances Hardinge
Frances Hardinge, AF Harrold, Emily Gravett and Alex T Smith have been revealed as the winners of the 2016 UKLA Book Awards.
Mahsuda Snaith
Transworld has acquired a debut novel by Mahsuda Snaith, winner of the SI Leeds Literary Prize 2014 and Bristol Short Story Prize 2014, in a two-book deal.

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