Friday, September 30, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Dan Brown
Booksellers are predicting Dan Brown's next Robert Langdon thriller will be a public-pleasing bestseller and will compete with the latest “megasellers” from E L James, Harper Lee and J K Rowling in terms of sales figures.
Wildfire is the name of Headline's new imprint spearheaded by publishing director Alex Clarke.
Goldsmiths Prize
Books from Jonathan Cape and Faber and Faber, as well as new African literature publisher Cassava Republic, are on the shortlist for this year’s Goldsmiths Prize, run by Goldsmiths University in association with the New Statesman.
Nicolette Jones
The Sunday Times is launching a series of videos about children’s books hosted by its children’s editor, Nicolette Jones.
Unexpected by Greg Rutherford
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford’s “raw” autobiography Unexpected.
Federica Martin Leonardis
Federica Martin Leonardis has left Rogers Coleridge & White to found her own agency, Martin Leonardis Literary Management.

Say Ja to Hygge!
Hodder is bringing out a parody guide to hygge, the Danish lifestyle philosophy centred on the idea of "cosiness".
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Scholastic UK will next year publish The Ugly Five, a new picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The Biographer's Club
The Biographers' Club has revealed the shortlist for the 2016 Tony Lothian Prize, which awards £2,000 to the best proposal for an uncommissioned first biography.
Elizabeth Laird
Children’s author Elizabeth Laird has written a book about the Syrian refugee crisis, which is due for publication by Macmillan Children’s Books in January 2017.
James Spackman
The Book Marketing Society is launching the second series of its Masterclasses with publisher and consultant James Spackman, after the success of the original events earlier this year.

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