Friday, August 12, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Weidenfeld & Nicolson is launching Hometown Tales, a series of short books which will publish authors from underrepresented regions across the UK to bring new voices to a national audience.
Olympics bookshop display
Bookshops are using the Olympic Games Rio as an opportunity to entice customers into stores with window and table displays, despite Olympic-themed books achieving just marginal gains in the charts.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Arthur A Levine) sold nearly 2.6m print units in its first week through BookScan US, the third-biggest single week total for a book since accurate records began. 
Jilly Cooper
Transworld is inviting bookshops to host their own "Jilly Cooper Night" on Thursday 8th September to celebrate the publication of her latest racy novel Mount! (Bantam Press).
David Attwooll
David Attwooll, poet and chair of Liverpool University Press, has died at the age of 67 after succumbing to Erdheim-Chester Disease.
European and International Booksellers Federation
The European and International Booksellers Federation has “strongly condemned” the destruction of the Gulen Bookshop in Turkey.

Kristen Ciccarelli
Orion science fiction and fantasy imprint Gollancz has acquired a cross-over fantasy series in a "fierce" and "hotly-fought auction" by debut author Kristen Ciccarelli.
Speaking Volumes
Literary agency Speaking Volumes has secured an international grant to showcase British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers to European audiences.
Mariella Frostrup
Mariella Frostrup and Joanna Kavenna will be judging Harvill Secker’s Norwegian-language Young Translators’ Prize 2016.
Penguin Summer Reading
Penguin Random House is celebrating summer with a new campaign, #ByBook, designed to take adult, parent and teen readers to new places and champion books as "the ultimate way to travel".
Corvus is to publish the second thriller from Holly Seddon titled Don't Close Your Eyes, in 2017.
Katie Thistleton
Orion Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, is to publish a collection of problem letters written by young people and answered by TV and radio presenter Katie Thistleton.

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