Saturday, September 24, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Profile Books
Profile Books has experienced “pleasing” results with turnover up 14% to £11.8m for the financial year April 2015 to March 2016.
Malorie Blackman
More than 300 writers have signed a letter to the new secretary of state for culture, Karen Bradley, asking her to “set a new course” for libraries.
Wayne Winstone
Winner of the British Book Industry Awards’ Independent Bookshop of the Year, Wayne Winstone, has opened a third branch as he looks to establish a mini-chain in the south-west of England.
Marian Keyes
Marian Keyes yesterday celebrated 21 years since her first novel Watermelon (Arrow, 1995) was published, on the rooftop of the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, London.
Louise Pentland
Bonnier Zaffre has acquired Louise Pentland’s debut novel after a "heated" 11-way auction.
No Nonsense by Joey Barton
An autobiography by "one of football's most controversial figures", Joey Barton, has been longlisted for the 2016 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.

A panel of Turkish authors speaking about censorship in the troubled country have warned that the UK faces "common problems" with Turkey, where right-wing anti-intellectualism has led to a state crackdown on freedom of expression following the failed coup on 15th July.
Jeremy Robson
Jeremy Robson is to leave Biteback Publishing after five years to "spend more time on his own writing".
You will remember where you were when you read this Weekly E-Book Ranking round-up: it is historic.
Yorkshire Rows
HQ is to publish the "inspirational" true story of four working mums from Yorkshire – the ‘Yorkshire Rows’ team - who rowed across the Atlantic, becoming the oldest all-female crew to do so.
Waterstones is closing its Blackburn store just under three years after opening it.
Trapeze, one of Orion’s newest imprints, is holding a week-long series of events to celebrate its official launch, featuring authors including Madeline Shaw, Rubyetc, David Barnett and Daniel Cole.

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