Thursday, October 06, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Amazon Inc and European Union regulators have started settlement discussions over the internet giant’s e-book deals with publishers, according to news reports.
Bookouture has made two major hires as the three-year-old company hits unit sales of 4.2m in 2016 year to date.
Hachette Children's Group
Clare Somerville, commercial director at Hachette Children’s Group (HCG), and Susan Barry, group communications director at HCG, are to leave amid changes at the company.
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen has thundered into the Official UK Top 50 number one spot with his memoir Born to Run (Simon & Schuster), which sold 37,518 copies for £437,540, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
K J Orr
Debut British author K J Orr has beaten off competition from Booker Prize-winning Hilary Mantel to win the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust for 2016.
You Must Bring a Hat
You Must Bring A Hat by Simon Philip and Kate Hindley (Simon & Schuster) was announced as the ‘book of the year’ at the Sainsbury Children’s Book Awards 2016.

Picador has won a debut novel by A J Pearce, Dear Mrs Bird, after a "passionately-fought" seven-publisher auction.
The Zoo by Chris Wilson
Faber & Faber has signed “an exuberant, original” novel by Chris Wilson in Louisa Joyner’s first acquisition since joining the publisher as editorial director.
WriteNow, a Penguin Random House campaign to find, mentor and publish new authors from communities under-represented on bookshelves, has opened for applications in Manchester and the West Midlands.
Adrian Greenwood
A man allegedly stabbed author Adrian Greenwood to death in order to rob him of rare books including a valuable first edition of The Wind in the Willows worth £50,000, a jury has been told.
Hillsborough Untold by Norman Bettison
Sir Norman Bettison, the former chief constable of both Merseyside and West Yorkshire Police, is set to publish Hillsborough Untold through Biteback Publishing.
Gemma Cairney
BBC Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney is going to be speaking in conversation with The Reading Agency at The British Library next month.

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