Friday, December 09, 2016

Latest from The Bookseller

A total of 67 libraries have closed in Great Britain this year, while library funding has been slashed by £25m, figures from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy have revealed.
Nicola Goode
Nicola Goode is leaving DK as head of sales to join Hachette Children’s Group in February as sales director. She replaces Jason McKenzie who will be leaving the company at the end of January.
2017 FAB Prize
Faber & Faber is launching an award to find BAME children’s writers and illustrators in partnership with the Andlyn Literary Agency.
Kew Bookshop
Isla Dawes and Mark Brighton have sold Kew Bookshop and Sheen Bookshop in London to Adam Hewson and are leaving the book trade. 
Martin Amis
Martin Amis is writing an autobiographical novel about three fellow writers - poet and writer Philip Larkin, Nobel Prize winning novelist Saul Bellow and essayist and literary critic Christopher Hitchens - all of whom have died since he started writing the book.
Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan has launched a digital video campaign, "Wrapped with Love", to recommend perfect Christmas book gifts on mobile. 

The chief arts writer for the Sunday Times, Ireland, Eithne Shortall, is publishing a romantic comedy with Atlantic.
Kortext is bolstering its sales force in response to "significant growth" after signing up four UK universities to its digital learning platform.
Biteback Publishing
Biteback is to publish Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World, a "powerful and revealing" investigation by journalist James Ball.
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) will publish two more Pokémon titles next year following the “huge” success of the first three books.
Soldier Spy by Tom Marcus
Television rights to Tom Marcus’ memoir Soldier Spy have been sold to Kudos, producers of "Broadchurch", "Spooks" and "Human", who are planning a returnable series.

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