Saturday, October 01, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

HarperCollins is to release a new series of I-SPY books for adults this November, riding on the back of the spoof nostalgia trend which proved so popular with readers and booksellers last Christmas.
Quick Reads
Titles from Jenny Colgan, Susan Jeffers and Dreda Say Mitchell will be published next year as part of the Galaxy Quick Reads inititative.
Foyles Chelmsford
The third Foyles store outside London opened its doors in Chelmsford yesterday.
After one week in the E-Book Ranking hinterlands—pushed all the way back to second—Paula Hawkins returned to the top spot, with The Girl on the Train earning its sixth non-consecutive number one.
Bloomsbury cake
Bloomsbury staffers old and new joined authors, agents and booksellers to celebrate the publishing house's 30th birthday last night (29th September) in Bedford Square Gardens, London WC1.
A Game of Thrones Enhanced Edition
HarperVoyager has released an enhanced edition of the first book in George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, which will include an excerpt from the upcoming sixth book, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the title.

Alison Hennessey
Alison Hennessey, Bloomsbury’s editorial director, has made her first three acquisitions for her new imprint which will reveal its name and logo in the next few months.
Sales of trade books increased 3.4% in the US in April, although overall publisher revenues were down 7%, according to the Association of the American Publishers.
E L James
EL James, Paula Hawkins and Patrick Ness have joined for the first time the Hollywood Reporter's 25-strong list of "most powerful" authors.
Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks
Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks (née Faulkner) is to join Avon, a division of HarperCollins, as commissioning editor.

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