Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Anthony Horowitz
Penguin Random House has poached bestselling author Anthony Horowitz from Hachette imprint Orion to write a new series of 'whodunnit’ crime novels for Century and Arrow. 
University of Leicester
The Booksellers Association has defended the importance of bookshops on university campuses in the wake of the University of Leicester Bookshop being threatened with closure.
Wattpad has claimed writers could earn up to $1,000 (£758) a month through its new advertising programme.
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
The Society of Authors has taken over the administration of The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction from charity BookTrust.
Susie Dent
John Murray is publishing Dent’s Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain by "Countdown" word-expert Susie Dent this October.
standaard boekhandel
Booksellers around the world have been enduring tough times in recent years. But it seems that the tide is finally turning—not only in the UK, but throughout Europe.

Brian Wildsmith
Brian Wildsmith, children’s author and illustrator, has died aged 86.
Eleo Gordon
Editorial director for Viking, Eleo Gordon, has retired after nearly 50 years at Penguin.
Kate McQuaid
Kate McQuaid, publicity and campaigns manager at Faber & Faber, has joined William Heinemann and Windmill as its new publicity director.
The Pigeon Tunnel by John le Carre
Penguin Random House has embarked on an extensive marketing and publicity campaign for John le Carré’s first memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel, which sees its worldwide release this week after decades in the making.
Hodder & Stoughton's literary imprint Sceptre is marking the release of a collection of stories about love in November by launching a love-themed short story competition.
Jill Santopolo
HQ is to publish The Light We Lost, the debut adult novel from children’s author and editor Jill Santopolo.

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