Saturday, December 10, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

The Bookseller 100
The annual century of the most influential figures in the UK trade has new faces, old-timers and rejuvenated returners, many of whom may have their toughest tests to come given the political events of 2016.
children reading
Publishers will continue to look for diverse and political children’s books in 2017, and humorous books and Middle Grade fiction will make up a large proportion of book sales, according to industry experts.
Max Porter
Max Porter has won the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2016 for his "extraordinary" debut Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Faber).
Plans to close 10 out of Swindon's 15 libraries have been approved by the council’s cabinet.
Philippe Sands
Charities Médecins Sans Frontières, SOS Méditerrannée and Women for Refugee Women each stand to receive "well over" £20,000 as the result of Philippe Sands' Baillie Gifford Prize donation.
Peter James
Crime writer Peter James has revealed he will publish two new books next year - a "who-dunnit" Roy Grace novel and a new stand-alone novel, asking what would happen if someone had absolute proof God exists.

Claire Lorrimer
Romance novelist Patricia Robins – who wrote under the penname Claire Lorrimer – has died aged 95.
Jo Cox
Serpent’s Tail is to publish Things That Divide Us, an exploration of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox and the rise of nationalism and the far-right, by Kester Aspden.
Kate Wilson
Kate Wilson, founder and m.d. of Nosy Crow, is the winner of this year’s Women in Publishing Pandora Award.
Matt Haig
Canongate has revealed the title for Matt Haig and Chris Mould's third children's Christmas book: Father Christmas and Me (Canongate).
Vicky Newham
HQ has won two books by debut author Vicky Newham with TV rights selling to Playground Entertainment after a "hard-fought" five-way auction.
Ella's Kitchen
Hamlyn, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, is publishing a new cookbook from bestselling baby food brand, Ella’s Kitchen.

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