Saturday, September 10, 2016

Latest news from TheBookseller

David Walliams
David Walliams, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson are some of the authors lined up to produce £1 titles for next year’s World Book Day.
Arts Council England
Sir Nicholas Serota is to become chairman of Arts Council England in February 2017, leaving his post as Tate director after 28 years. Serota will take over the role from Sir Peter Bazalgette, whose four-year term ends on 31st January.
Zhongyi Wang
Bookshops in the UK are being called on by one of China’s largest bookstore chains, Zhejiang Xinhua, and an online journal devoted to the book trade in China, Bookdao, to attend a global summit to tackle the “threat” of online retailing.
Executives from Bonnier, Audible, Bookouture, HarperCollins, Hachette, Storytel, Outsell, BookBeat, OUP, Ogilvy & Mather and Mendeley are among more than 50 speakers who will address delegates at The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference in 2016, with the one-day event expanding to include dedicated strands on the growing EdTech and AudioBook markets.
Jojo Moyes becomes only the third author to claim the monthly e-book pole with multiple titles.
Pearson has been forced to issue a public apology after one of its textbooks asked students to list reasons why a victim is responsible for their own rape.

Christian O'Connell
Absolute Radio's breakfast show host Christian O’Connell has signed a deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books for his "fantastic" debut Radio Boy.
Book Marketing Society
The Book Marketing Society is redefining the categories for its 2016-17 Awards programme.
Vermilion is publishing a new book by US self-help author Tim Ferriss this December, Tools of Titans.
Digital Science
Holtzbrink's Digital Science division, a technology incubator, has chosen three early stage tech initiatives, Etalia, Simiary and Writefull, to receive its annual catalyst grants.
Creative Future Literary Awards 2016
Lauren Stevenson and Maeve Clarke have been awarded the top prizes at the Creative Future Literary Awards 2016.

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