Thursday, January 12, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan
Joe Wicks has pulled off a clean sweep of the top three chart spots, as Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan (Bluebird) clinched the number one for a second week running with 25,442 copies sold.
Anthony Sheil
Aitken Alexander Associates has announced the death of agent Anthony Sheil.
Rob Waddington
Rob Waddington has been appointed group sales director for Penguin Random House UK following the resignation of Mike Symons from the role.
Marlon James
Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James is to publish a new epic fantasy trilogy dubbed the "African Game of Thrones" in the US in 2018. 
Helen Bailey
Children’s author Helen Bailey was murdered by her partner, who was motivated by money, a court has heard.
Sadiq Khan
London mayor Sadiq Khan has vowed he will stand with the creative industries "every step of the way" to ensure their interests are "defended" during the upcoming Brexit negotiations. 

Wales Book of the Year
Literature Wales is currently reviewing the Wales Book of the Year awards, with a statement on its future expected before the end of the week, the BBC has reported.
The Demon Headmaster
Oxford University Press Children’s will this year publish a new book in Gillian Cross’ Demon Headmaster series, 35 years after the release of the first title.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", a film both produced and written by Harry Potter author J K Rowling, has been nominated for five British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, including Best British Film.
Joanna Trollope
Author Joanna Trollope is to chair the judging panel for the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust.
Apple Tree Yard
Faber has re-issued Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty with a new jacket to tie-in with the upcoming BBC adaptation starting Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin. 
Emerald Publishing
A prediction of how computers will impact businesses from the 1960s, a view on how the UK should integrate with Europe as it joins the common market from the 1970s and the effects of using sex in marketing are among the journals made free to read by global research publisher Emerald as it marks its 50th anniversary.

No comments: