Thursday, December 01, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Pre-orders for Paula Hawkins' new thiller are already "on track", Waterstones has said, despite the title only being announced yesterday (29th November).
Society of Authors
The Society of Authors (SoA) has welcomed the Oxford Literary Festival's U-turn decision to pay writers to participate - but called the £150 fee on offer "a little on the low side for a major festival".
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Retailer Foyles has chosen Paul Beatty’s Man Booker Prize-winning The Sellout as its book of the year, pledging to promote the title heavily online and in-store in the run up to Christmas.
What I See by Brooklyn Beckham
Penguin Random House Children’s has acquired a book by Brooklyn Beckham.
Man Booker Prize
Authors such as AS Byatt, Philip Hensher and Susan Hill have expressed their support for Julian Barnes, who earlier this week said US authors should not be eligible for the Man Booker Prize.
David Walliams
David Walliams has once again secured the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with The Midnight Gang (HarperCollins Children's) shifting 81,216 copies for £467,852, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

Andy Lyon
Hodder & Stoughton has appointed Andy Lyon, currently editorial director for religious publishing at William Collins, as publishing director for Christian publishing list Hodder Faith.
Leslie Kenton
Award-winning health and beauty author, broadcaster and teacher Leslie Kenton has died, aged 75.
student in lecture
The dedicated university press conference, University Press Redux, first held in March this year, is to return as a biennial event.
Costa Book Awards
The public vote for the 2016 Costa Short Story Award is now open and three shortlisted stories, selected from over 1,000 entires, are now available to read and listen to from the Costa Book Awards website. 

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