Friday, August 19, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Chief executives from leading publishing houses around the world, including Markus Dohle of Penguin Random House, Carolyn Reidy of Simon & Schuster and Arnaud Nourry of Hachette Livre, have said they are "deeply concerned" about the closure of 29 publishing houses in Turkey and called on president Tayyip Erdogan to protect its writers' freedom of expression.
David Walliams
David Walliams’ next picture book is called There’s a Snake in my School, set to be released on 6th October.
Kobo Aura One
Kobo is set to release a new premium e-reader in September – The Kobo Aura One – which reduces blue light to help readers sleep better after using it.
Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is publishing three new books with Hodder & Stoughton, the first of which, Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen, is due for release in October. 
Wattpad is allowing writers to generate income from stories posted on their site through external adverts.
Laurie Garrison
A new hashtag, #women_writers, is providing a safe space for female writers to talk about their literary passions, careers and frustrations in response to sexism within the publishing industry.

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are to narrate the audio versions of Matt Haig's two Christmas books, which will be available for the first time this November.
Lewisham Council
Library campaigners plan to gather this Saturday to protest the £1m cuts to Lewisham Council’s library budget, which will see staff removed from four libraries across the borough.
Katie Piper
Quercus has bought an "inspirational" non-fiction book by Katie Piper on confidence. 
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney’s global tour to promote the release of book 11 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (Puffin) will kick off on 1st November and will include more than 20 stops on three continents.


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