Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Children's Book Summit
The spectres of Brexit and Trump faded as a bullish mood prevailed at the Nielsen Children’s Summit in New York, with the kids' sector boosted by sales of Harry Potter and Pokemon Go titles.
Literary agent Gillon Aitken of Aitken Alexander Associates has died.
Amazon Japan
After underestimating the ferocity of Japan's manga fans, Amazon has made major adjustments to the contents of its Kindle Unlimited offer in the country, while dropping some publishers from the service altogether.
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan has broken his silence over winning the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, saying he will attend the ceremony “if possible”.
Will Page, director of economics at Spotify, Steve Ackerman, managing director of Somethin’ Else, Ian Small, c.e.o. of AudioBooks.com, and Tom Hall, vice president Learning Platforms, Schools and English at Pearson, are the latest speakers added to the line-up of FutureBook, The Bookseller’s digital publishing conference.
Juno Dawson
Author Juno Dawson and illustrator Alex T Smith have teamed up to create a YA novel, which will be published by Barrington Stoke in October next year.

Stephen King
Horror master Stephen King has written a picture book, first mentioned in one of his adult series, under a pseydonym.
Mud Pie
Tony Morris, former publisher of the history list at Oxford University Press, is launching Mud Pie Books, a boutique publisher that will showcase writing about Buddhism.
Kids’ bookshop Tales on Moon Lane will next year launch a week of events devoted to independently published authors—including a new book prize.
Transworld is to publish the "extraordinary" story of neuroscientist Dr Barbara Lipska’s own brain "going awry".
Sixty-five small publishers from across the globe are to gather at London’s Conway Hall to celebrate books by artists, poets, writers and designers.
Me Myself & Them
Unpublished author Dan Mooney has won the final Luke Bitmead Writer’s Bursary.

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