Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

House of Lords
Campaigners have called for the House of Lords to intervene in the "crisis" in the public library sector and to pledge its support for independent booksellers ahead of a debate about the significance of libraries and bookshops in UK society.
Elena Ferrante Neopolitan quartet
The unmasking of Elena Ferrante’s alleged true identity is only likely to increase sales of her books, booksellers have said.
Anthony Horowitz
Novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz is writing a new James Bond novel for "Ian Fleming’s original publisher", Vintage imprint Jonathan Cape.
Springer Nature
Springer Nature has appointed Tim Britton as managing director of the Open Research Group, replacing Sam Burridge who left the company at the end of April 2016.
Arundhati Roy
Penguin Random House has acquired a new novel from Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, for June 2017: her first work of fiction since The God of Small Things (Harper Perennial) won the Booker prize almost 20 years ago.
Caleb Femi
Caleb Femi has been announced as London’s first ‘Young People’s Laureate’ at an event at Penguin Random House headquarters.

Swindon Borough Council
Swindon Council’s plans to close 11 out of 15 libraries has been slammed as “very detrimental to Swindon children” by the region’s headteachers.
The Krib
Sigalit Hart, a children’s storyteller and producer, has launched an online TV channel dedicated to children’s books.
Book Industry Study Group
The new Book Industry Study Group executive director Brian O’Leary said the body’s board would be presented with a new “game plan” in six weeks’ time which would “set standards for both the US and the UK” and other global partners.
Stephen McGann
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired a memoir from Stephen McGann, star of BBC series "Call the Midwife".
Amy McKay
Amy McKay from Corby Business Academy has been announced as the winner of the School Librarian of the Year award, organised by the School Library Association.

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