Saturday, October 08, 2016

Latest news from The Bookselle

Stephen Page
Faber has returned to profitability this year after recording a loss in 2015, helped by a “wide range of titles selling extremely well”.
Elton John
A memoir from Elton John and a graphic novel from Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent are among the hottest as-yet-unsigned properties from UK agents heading into the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The four keynote speakers who will headline The Bookseller’s digital publishing conference FutureBook have been announced as author Andrew Keen, Olgivy & Mather’s James Whatley, Bonnier AB’s chief digital and technology officer Anki Ahrnell, and Eva Appelbaum, partner at Digital Talent @ Work.
Catherine Cookson
Amazon Publishing has acquired two new and unseen titles by the late novelist Catherine Cookson, including a memoir.
App developer and publisher Touchpress is rebranding as "Amphio" as part of a new strategy refocusing its business on culture, tech and video.
Natasha Bardon
Natasha Bardon, deputy publishing director at HarperVoyager, has been promoted to publishing director with immediate effect.

Pharoah by Wilbur Smith
A 'mini-Super Thursday' sees a raft of titles released that should do very well throughout the Christmas season.
Alan Rusbridger
Alan Rusbridger, former editor of the Guardian, is to publish a book on the "past, present and future of the news" with Canongate.
Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson is writing a middle-grade children’s fiction novel, entitled Tilly and the Time Machine.
Nadia Musad
Virago has bought the memoir of a 23-year-old woman and survivor of the Yazidi genocide in Iraq after a "heated" auction. 
Adam Hargreaves
Adam Hargreaves, the son of Mr Men creator Roger Hargreaves, has signed a publishing deal with Pavilion Children’s for his first series that does not involve the Mr Men characters.

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