Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller including BBC shines light on 'inspiring' Virago women

James Daunt
Waterstones has pledged to raise more money for Oxfam after an “escalation” in the humanitarian refugee crisis in Europe stemming from war-torn Syria.
Virago founders
Virago has been praised as "brave" and "inspiring" from people in the trade after a BBC documentary traced the history of the women's publisher from its early-1970s roots to the present day.
Sharjah Book Authority
Sharjah's purpose-built "Publishing City" will open in January 2017.
The long-serving editor-in-chief of the weekly books supplement of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet is among those arrested in the latest crackdown on freedom of expression in the country, according to reports.
Christopher Tolkien
Christopher Tolkien, son of author J R R Tolkien, is to receive the Bodley Medal.
Powys County Council
Residents in Hay-on-Wye have been given longer to find an alternative to funding their local library after a deadline passed yesterday (31st October).

Cell Workout
A former inmate who self-published a book based on a workout he devised from his cell has won a publishing deal with Hodder & Stoughton.
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is to launch the first Libraries Week, a seven-day celebration of Britain's "much-loved" libraries, slated for in October 2017 to replace National Libraries Day.
Jaime Marshall
Former Palgrave Macmillan m.d Jaime Marshall is teaming up with A M Heath to launch a new literary agency.
Authors received €200,000 (£180,026) in Irish Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) payments in 2015, €100,000 (£90,013) less than the figure paid in 2014, according to the Irish Examiner.
Salariya Stratford Literary Festival
Stratford Literary Festival and independent publisher The Salariya Book Company are launching a prize for new picture book authors and illustrators.
The Chimes
Anna Smaill’s debut novel The Chimes has won the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, beating off competition from authors including Kazuo Ishiguro.

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