Friday, July 29, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
The newly announced Man Booker longlist has had an enthusiastic reception from booksellers, who say the contest for the prize looks wide open this year.
Man Booker Prize 2016
J M Coetzee, A L Kennedy and Deborah Levy are among the 13 writers in this year's "Man Booker Dozen" competing for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize.
Independent publishers say they are "extremely vulnerable" to the uncertainty caused by Brexit, with currency fluctuations putting pressure on tight margins and forcing many to consider raising the prices of their books.
Steve Smith
Steve Smith, the former president and c.e.o. of John Wiley, has died at the age of 61.
Elsevier's business trends "remain positive", with underlying revenue growth of 2% for the first half of 2016, parent company RELX Group has reported.
Stephen Hawking
Transworld is launching an interactive app for Professor Stephen Hawking’s 1988 book A Brief History of Time, including new updates from its author.
Gemma Cairney
Radio One presenter Gemma Cairney is writing a guide to life for young adults, which will be published by Macmillan Children’s Books in March next year.
Derby city council
Derby city council intends to transfer 11 libraries over to volunteers in a bid to save £648,000 - but campaigners say this is the same as “destroying" them.
Simon & Schuster UK
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired The Neuro Plan, a nutrition and lifestyle plan for helping to prevent Alzheimer’s and building a healthier brain, to be published in spring 2018.
Roger McGough
Simon Armitage and Roger McGough are amongst the line-up for this year’s Winchester Poetry Festival.

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