Thursday, October 13, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

David Walliams
The Midnight Gang will be the title of the next David Walliams children’s book, due for release next month. 
Emily Blunt
The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) has chugged its way back into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 49,506 copies for £234,242.
The Adventures of Freddie Whitemouse by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Pan Macmillan imprint Mantle is to publish The Amazing Adventures of Freddie Whitemouse, a children's book by the late novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard, in November.
Self-published writers and digital only publishers will continue to grow their share of the digital content market while traditional publishers over-price e-books, according to early results of the FutureBook Census, launched ahead of this year’s FutureBook Conference, taking place on 2nd December.
Bill Beverly
Bill Beverly’s Dodgers (No Exit Press) won two gongs at the Crime Writers Association Dagger awards last night.
Chatto & Windus
Chatto & Windus is to publish Gun Love, a "powerful and heartbreaking" story of a mother and daughter by novelist and PEN International president Jennifer Clement.

Dr Twelfth
Puffin Books will next year release a series of Dr Who books written and illustrated in the style of Mr Men.
Katy Guest
Crowd-funding publisher Unbound has appointed Katy Guest, former literary editor of the Independent on Sunday, to the position of new projects editor.
Independent Bookshop Week 2016
Titles by Edmund de Waal and R J Palacio have been named as the favourite of booksellers and their customers from the last decade.
The Hare With Amber Eyes by de Waal (Vintage) was named as booksellers' and readers' top title in the adult category, while Wonder by Palacio (Corgi Children’s) was the winner in the children’s category.
Peter James
Crime writer Peter James has launched his own "crime-hub" YouTube channel, Peter James TV, promising to feature exclusive interviews with household names in crime including RL Stine, Martina Cole and Paula Hawkins, as well as behind the scenes research footage for his bestselling Roy Grace series.
HarperCollins' diversity forum HC All In and non-fiction publisher Natalie Jerome were honoured at Business in the Community’s Race Equality Awards last night.
Second Home
MacLehose, Servadio & Pupo-Thompson Literary Scouting agency has changed its name and moved its offices to Second Home in London's Shoreditch. 

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