Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Rosamund de la Hey
Publishing chief executives have been urged to spend a day working on the bookshop floor by the new president of the Booksellers Association.
The Bookseller's Network
Shop-floor booksellers are being invited to join a new group called The Booksellers Network, which has been backed by significant players from across the industry.
Books Are My Bag
The Booksellers Association is set to launch a new book prize to coincide with the annual Books Are My Bag campaign, asking readers to vote for their favourite books of the year across five categories. 
Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock, newly appointed minister of state for digital and culture, has said he will back the UK's creative industries "to the hilt", in recognition that the sector is "absolutely central to our post-Brexit future".
One Pound Meals
Headline is to publish Instagram chef Miguel Barclay's One Pound Meals following a "mind-blowingly passionate and frenetic" week-long auction.
Riders by Jilly Cooper
Jilly Cooper's bestselling Rutshire Chronicles novels are to be adapted for the small screen in a new "high-end drama" series for ITV, called "Riders".

Chris Brookmyre
Chris Brookmyre has won the £1,000 McIlvanney Prize, previously known as the Scottish Crime Book of the Year, presented at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling.
Jurassic London
Difficulties with finances and heavy workloads have sounded the death knell for micro-publishers Jurassic London and Boo Books, while fellow mini press Gray Friar Press has also shuttered. However, all three have maintained that micro-publishing plays a vital role in the health of the industry.
Cork Inc
Seemingly at a loss as to how to cost-effectively translate and market its popular manga literature overseas, one Tokyo startup is betting on crowd-sourced funding as the answer.
Ladybird Books
Penguin Random House UK has launched its first Ladybird education series for the English Language Teaching (ELT) market, Ladybird Readers.
Rachel Reeves
Labour MP Rachel Reeves is to publish a political biography of Alice Bacon, the first woman to represent Leeds in the House of Commons, with I B Tauris.

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