Thursday, August 18, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has once again taken the Official Top 50 number one spot, with 168,389 copies sold for £1.86m in its second week on sale.
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeist
J K Rowling is launching new short-form content about the Harry Potter world, called Pottermore Presents, in September, which will be available to sell through online retailers in the UK.
Century has acquired The Pokémon Book of Joy in the wake of the global Pokémon Go phenomenon. 
Barnes & Noble
American bookselling chain Barnes & Noble has sacked its c.e.o Ronald Boire after just under a year in the post.
The Ship of Adventures
The Ship of Adventures bookshop in London's Hackney has been named in Small Business Saturday UK’s "Small Biz 100" for 2016, a campaign promoting and supporting small businesses on the high street.
Mr Marvellous
International publishers have snapped up the rights to the new Mr Men books, announced earlier this week.

Coventry City Council
A proposal put forward by Coventry City Council could see library users go online to order books and collect them from local community centres.
Philippa Gregory
Author Philippa Gregory insists on a “clause” in film contracts to prevent filmmakers from changing historic facts in her work.
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
Netflix has acquired film rights to Sarah Pinborough’s psychological YA thriller, 13 Minutes (Gollancz), bringing Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the creators of "Gossip Girl", on board to write.
The Society of Authors
English PEN and the Society of Authors have welcomed a new report on defamation law in Northern Ireland recommending that Northern Irish law should emulate that of England and Wales.
Libreria bookshop in East London is holding an all-night event to mark the launch of London’s Night Tube.
Big Green Bookshop
The owners of The Big Green Bookshop are to launch a YouTube channel next month that will feature videos showcasing a “mix of the strangeness” that goes on at the shop.

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