Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Man Booker Prize 2016
Paul Beatty, Deborah Levy, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Szalay and Madeleine Thien have been shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize. 
Jo Malone
Beauty entrepreneur Jo Malone has urged bookshops to “take risks” in order to prosper in these “strange” times.
E L James
Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James has released an excerpt of a new book that, like Grey (Arrow), takes on another of her novels from billionaire Christian Grey's perspective.
Jason Kenny and Laura Trott
Michael O'Mara has won a "hotly contested" auction to publish the official autobiography of Olympians Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who between them have won 10 gold medals, five of which were won in the Rio velodrome last month.
Gail Rebuck
Penguin Random House chair​ Gail Rebuck has spoken up for libraries in the House of Lords, citing research that found they save the NHS £27.5m a year in reduced GP visits.
Lonely Planet Food
Travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet has launched Lonely Planet Food, a new imprint devoted to the company’s list of food and drink titles, for "people at home who are keen to experience world food at its most authentic".

L S Hilton
Bonnier Zaffre is publishing the sequel to L S Hilton's MaestraDomina is the second of three psychological thrillers set in the art world by L S Hilton, Glamour magazine’s 2016 Writer of the Year, publishing in the UK on 23rd March. 
Tilly Bagshawe
Trapeze has signed a "cosy crime" debut from Tilly Bagshawe, writing under the pen-name M B Shaw.
Rowan Hooper
Little, Brown has won an auction for a book about the extremes of human ability by Rowan Hooper, the managing editor of New Scientist magazine.
Kitchen Disco
Reading charity BookTrust is giving out 700,000 free copies of Kitchen Disco, a picture book by Clare Foges and illustrated by Al Murphy (Faber Children’s), to every reception age child in England this month.
The giveaway will take place up to the end of October as part of BookTrust’s Time to Read campaign.
Can You Solve My Problems by Alex Bellos
Guardian Faber has acquired a book about puzzles by maths writer Alex Bellos.
Lydia Rose Ruffles
Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of the Hachette Children’s Group, has signed the debut novel by Faber Academy graduate Lydia Ruffles.

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