Thursday, August 11, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script
J K Rowling and Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has become the fourth fastest-selling title of all time, with 847,886 copies worth £8.76m shifted through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market last week, making it 2016's biggest selling title of the year in just seven days.
Bonnier Publishing USA
Bonnier Publishing is launching a new US division, Bonnier Publishing USA, as part of "an ambitious programme for growth" in the territory led by group c.e.o Richard Johnson.
Nick Jones
Nick Jones, who retired less than two months ago as managing director of Christian publisher Lion Hudson plc, has died, aged 55. 
Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust has launched an award that recognises outstanding contributions to Scottish children’s literature.
Gordon Burn Trust
Jonathan Cape's Man Booker Prize-longlisted titles All That Man Is by David Szalay and Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh have been shortlisted for the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize, alongside two titles from Faber and one each from Scribe and Canongate.
Hendrik Groen
Michael Joseph has acquired a second "secret diary" from Hendrik Groen, the eponymous author of Dutch bestseller The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 ¼ Years Old, which it is also due to be published on 25th August this year.

Adam Shaw and Lauren Callaghan
A new independent publisher dedicated to mental health welfare, Trigger Press, is to publish its first title in September.
Hamilton the Musical
Hodder & Stoughton is publishing The Hamilton Affair this October, following the success of "Hamilton", the hip hop musical, which has grossed $61.7m at the box office since its April 2015 Broadway debut.
Red Door
Independent publisher RedDoor has signed up "industry veterans" Nicholas Brealey and Jonathan Harris as investor-advisors as the company expands its staff and publishing operation.
Daisy Goodwin
Headline is publishing bestselling novelist Daisy Goodwin’s next novel, Victoria, based on the life of the young Queen Victoria.
No Exit Press
No Exit Press is to publish five new titles from three "exceptional" US writers: Paul Vidich, Michael Farris Smith and William Giraldi.
Birlinn is to publish The Bureau, a debut novel from "striking new talent" Jane Menczer.

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