Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Women in Translation
Bookshops and publishers are throwing their weight behind translated fiction by female authors this August, to highlight gender imbalances in translated literature and to mark Women in Translation Month.
Hay Festival
The Hay Festival is exploring new sponsorship opportunities after the Telegraph Media Group decided to withdraw its £250,000 a year financial backing.
Quarto Publishing Group USA
Quarto Publishing Group USA has acquired US-based independent trade publisher becker&mayer from publishing group The McEvoy Group for an initial $9.8m (£7.51m).
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Bloomsbury has signed a sublicense to publish several tie-in titles for the upcoming film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
The Great Hot Air Balloon Adventure
A devoted dad's self-published bedtime story, about a hot air balloon, a rabbit and an owl, has got off to a flying start after receiving an order for 2,000 copies from Virgin Atlantic airline.
The Outrun Amy Liptrot
Amy Liptrot’s debut and memoir The Outrun (Canongate) has been named the winner of the £5,000 Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016, an award celebrating UK nature and travel writing.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Faber Children’s has bought the UK and Commonwealth rights to Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, the winner of the US Michael L Printz Award 2016 for YA fiction.
Cressida Cowell
Cressida Cowell has become the new writer-in-residence at children’s reading charity BookTrust, replacing Phil Earle.
S F Said
Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, Chris Riddell and Malorie Blackman are amongst more than 500 people who have signed an open letter calling for more children’s book coverage in newspapers.
Libraries NI
Proposals to reduce opening hours at 14 of the busiest libraries in Northern Ireland have been scrapped.
Gino D'Acampo
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Gino D’Acampo’s next Italian cookbook, Gino’s Hidden Italy, which accompanies a seven-part primetime series to be broadcast on ITV this autumn.

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