Friday, October 07, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

National Poetry Day
Annual sales of poetry books are set to surpass £10m for the first time since records began, The Bookseller can reveal on National Poetry Day today.
Kate Adams
The Octopus Publishing Group has launched a new lifestyle imprint called Aster, and appointed former Michael Joseph publisher and author Kate Adams to lead it.
George Osborne
George Osborne is writing an “urgent and impassioned book” for William Collins about the threat of rising nationalism across the world, which will also serve as a “rallying cry to save capitalism and Western democracy”.
Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Debut novel Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott has been acquired by Hutchinson in a six-figure pre-empt.
The Christmasaurus launch
A brass band and pop stars were present for the launch of Tom Fletcher’s first novel, The Christmasaurus (Penguin Random House Children’s), at the Natural History Museum last night.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker will next year head up her own publishing imprint at Hogarth Press, according to the New York Times.

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2016
Anne Enright, Matt Haig and Sarah Crossan are all vying for trophies in the inaugural Books Are My Bag Readers Awards, supported by National Book Tokens.
Meg Rosoff
Barrington Stoke has acquired world rights to a novella by Meg Rosoff, the winner of the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial award.
Blackwell’s will continue to supply print and e-books to the NHS after striking a new deal with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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