Thursday, November 03, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Sara Montgomery
The Guardian Bookshop has been bought by its former head of books Sara Montgomery and its former e-commerce manager Nick Sidwell.
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates has brought in a National Law of Reading, putting legislative frameworks in place to support the development of reading across the UAE.
The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) has puffed into the Official UK Top 50 number one spot for a 12th non-consecutive week. It sold 25,041 copies for £120,353—and is still yet to shift fewer than 20,000 copies per week, since its release in May.
Sharjah Book Fair
The Arab world should “use culture rather than guns” to achieve its ends, guests were told at the opening ceremony of the 35th Sharjah International Book Fair, held at the emirate’s exhibition centre this morning (2nd November).
No Exit 2
Crime and noir independent publisher, No Exit Press, has launched a new classics imprint noeXit2.
Ed Vaizey
Former culture minister Ed Vaizey has criticised the British arts establishment for its “relentlessly left-wing groupthink”, and argued that campaigners should think up "radical ideas" when it comes to funding libraries and museums.

Robert Iger
Transworld has acquired Robert Iger’s untitled book on leadership and management, which explores the ideas, values, and growth strategies he has developed in his 11 years as c.e.o. of media company Disney, for publication in 2018.
Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami has warned against excluding outsiders in an acceptance speech for 2016's Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award in Odense, Denmark.
Patricia Cornwell
Author Patricia Cornwell has revealed that the intensive research she undertakes for her books has left her with post-traumatic stress.
20th Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox has signed the film rights to Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor, a children’s manuscript that was subject to an eight-publisher auction at the Frankfurt Book Fair last month. 
Nosy Crow
Nosy Crow has raised £30,000 for War Child UK through the hardback sales of Refuge, a retelling of the Christmas story.
Orna Ross
Orna Ross, the director of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), has won the best novel award at the inaugural Carousel-Aware Prize (CAP) for independent publishing.

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