Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

BBC local radio stations in the UK are partnering with libraries to create “one of the biggest book clubs in the country”.
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster is stepping up its local publishing in India and has hired an editorial director to head up a new list.
A Game of Thrones illustrated
An illustrated edition of A Game of Thrones, the first book in George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, will be published to mark the 20th anniversary of the book.
Five on Brexit Island
Quercus has added a new title to its Enid Blyton for Grown-Up series due out this November, with the Famous Five’s friendship now set to be challenged by divisions over the thorny subject of Brexit.
J M Coetzee
Publication of prizewinning author J M Coetzee’s newest title has been brought forward after it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize last week.
Harry Potter
J K Rowling has told fans that Harry Potter is “done” after the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playscript last weekend.

Holly Harris
Penguin Random House Children’s today announced several changes in its editorial department, including hiring a new editor to grow its social media and celebrity publishing.
Levison Wood
Hodder & Stoughton and Hachette Children’s Group have both acquired books by the explorer Levison Wood.
The Panama Papers by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier
Netflix has acquired exclusive film rights for The Panama Papers, published in the UK by Oneworld.
HQ is to publish How to Win at Feminism, a satirical book on feminism written by the founders of subversive women’s magazine Reductress.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People is teaming up with Little, Brown to make Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II script book accessible to people with sight loss.
Scholastic UK is set to publish two novels based on the Dreamworks animation "Trolls", which will be released in cinemas on 21st October.

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