Friday, September 16, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Philip Pullman
The European Commission has released a new raft of proposals for copyright reform as part of its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, with one clause suggesting that authors should have the opportunity to renegotiate contracts where renumeration is “disproportionately low” relative to publishers’ revenues.
David Cameron
Literary agent Ed Victor is representing former prime minister David Cameron as he reportedly looks to strike a lucrative deal for his memoirs.
Faber has acquired Conversations with Friends, a "startling" and "intimate" debut novel from Sally Rooney, after a seven-way auction.
Zayn Malik
Penguin Random House is publishing former One Direction star Zayn Malik's autobiography on 1st November.
Penguin General hosted its authors at the Library Club on St Martins Lane, who personally introduced their books for Spring 2017 in a series of five-minute readings.
Guy Martin
Virgin Books is publishing a new book from Guy Martin in October entitled Worms to Catch, about how "Britiain's favourite daredevil" spent his free time in 2016 after he was forced him to take a break from road racing.

Ian Mulvany
Technologies involving big data analysis are becoming so cheap to work with that academic publishers should be innovating in the area even if they are unsure what they are looking to create, Sage's Ian Mulvany told the Association of Learned and Professional Publishers conference.
Neil Gaiman
Bloomsbury has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Norse Mythology, a retelling of the Norse myths by Neil Gaiman.
The Reading Agency
The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
Canongate has acquired Heather, The Totality, the debut novel by Matthew Weiner, writer and creator of "Mad Men" and executive producer of "The Sopranos".
Nicola Adams
Viking is publishing a memoir by Nicola Adams, twice Olympic and world champion boxer.
Athens has been named World Book Capital 2018 by the director general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. 

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