Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Book People
The Book People’s c.e.o William Wellesley said the retailer has “once again become profitable and successful” after its EBITDA increased by £4.3m in 2015.
My Brilliant Friend
An Italian investigative journalist claims to have discovered the identity of pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante to the anger and frustration of the literary community.
On the Origin of the Species
Sabina Radeva, a molecular biologist-turned-illustrator, has raised more than £25,000 on Kickstarter to create a picture book adaptation of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species, despite only aiming for £1,900.
Nine Arches Press
Indie publisher Nine Arches Press is offering mentorships to poets from marginalised and under-represented communities based in the West Midlands to "challenge the current lack of diversity in poetry, publishing and literature more generally".
DK Eyewitness Travel London
DK is launching an audio app this month providing free walking tours of "two of the most visited cities in the world" - London and New York.
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood's retelling of The Tempest, part of Vintage's Hogarth Shakespeare series, has inspired a new digital art installation at London’s Southbank Centre, created in collaboration with Penguin Random House.

Barnes Bookshop
After 10 years of ownership, bookseller Isla Dawes has sold Barnes Bookshop to former director of Heywood Hill Bookshop Venetia Vyvyan for an undisclosed sum.
HQ has acquired two books by Faber Acadamy graduate Alice Feeney for six figures.
Heywood Hill
London-based independent bookshop Heywood Hill is to award one reader its Library of a Lifetime prize which will see the winner "never have to buy a book again".
BBC Young Writers' Award 2016
Five young writers aged 14-19 are shortlisted for this year’s BBC Young Writers’ Award.
Juliet Stevenson
Audible has launched an audio-visual campaign starring British actors Juliet Stevenson CBE and Eddie Marsan to demonstrate the "highly intimate, visceral nature" of the Audible experience.
Marta Eidsvåg
Norway's Marta Eidsvåg has won the Harvill Secker's Young Translators’ Prize 2016.

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