Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Lynda La Plante
Novelist Lynda La Plante is moving from Simon & Schuster to Bonnier Zaffre in a four-book global rights deal.
Emad Akhtar
Orion Publishing Group has appointed Emad Akhtar, senior commissioning editor at Michael Joseph, as publishing director for Orion Fiction.
Max Porter
Granta editorial director Max Porter is among three debut authors shortlisted for The Sunday Times/ Peters Fraser and Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award.
National Libraries Demonstration
Library campaigners are planning more regional demonstrations after the success of the national libraries demonstration which took place on Saturday (5th November). 
Canon conference
UK printers have warned of rising paper prices, but say they are experiencing a welcome return of business from domestic publishers thanks to "rapid" advances in digital printing technology and current exchange rates.
European Union
The creative industries need to make the most of the UK's voice and influence in discussions over the digital single market and copyright framework while it "still has a seat at the table", and exploit the "major opportunities" of non-EU export markets, representatives of the industries have said.

English PEN
English PEN is making five of its 12-strong team redundant following an organisational restructure.
Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair 2016
Randy Wang, the director of the Shanghai Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), is expecting more than 10,000 trade visitors at this year’s event, which is taking place later this month.
Barry Cunningham
Chicken House m.d. Barry Cunningham, the man who acquired the manuscript for J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the late 1990s, is selling his unique edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard at Sotheby’s.

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