Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller including 'Cursed Child' pre-orders indicate 'biggest book launch in 10 years'

The release of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playscript later this week is set to be the biggest book launch since the release of the seventh Harry Potter title nearly a decade ago, according to Waterstones.
Irish bookseller Dubray has opened the doors to its newly refurbished flagship shop on Dublin’s Grafton Street.
Amy Lloyd, 30, from Cardiff has won the Daily Mail and Penguin Random House’s First Novel Competition for her novel Red River.
Orion Fiction’s senior commissioning editor Jemima Forrester is moving to David Higham Associates to become a literary agent.
Hutchinson has acquired Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth by Labour MP Jess Phillips, following a "heated" six-way auction.
Peter James, Sharon Bolton and "Robert Galbraith" were among the authors honoured at the second annual Dead Good Reader Awards 2016 at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate.
Neil Gaiman
Authors including Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer and Chris Riddell are among contributors to a new children’s magazine about literature and illustration.
Philip Hammond
Britain's new chancellor Philip Hammond has said he can “definitely” envision a free trade deal with China once the UK has left the European Union.
Kate Morris-Double and Libby Harris, who met working at the independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, have launched a YA fiction book club.
Yellow Jersey Press is publishing six classics of sports writing by founder of The Paris Review George Plimpton to mark the 50th anniversary of Paper Lion (Hachette), an American football book that "set the bar for participatory sports journalism".
The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and the Independent Publishers Guild are partnering on a new children’s picture book competition.
Hartswood Films, the studio behind BBC1 success "Sherlock", has acquired television rights to The Sudden Departure of the Frasers by Louise Candlish.

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