Friday, January 13, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Stanfords has made a profit for the second time in 14 years after investing in its festival and awards and licensing its 163-year-old brand.
Emily Griffin
Emily Griffin is joining Cornerstone as deputy publisher of Arrow Books after seven years at Headline.
Anne Perry
Anne Perry is set to join Simon & Schuster UK as editorial director of adult fiction from her role as commissioning editor at Hodder.
Politicians across parliament are to assemble to re-establish the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) later this month, with support from librarians' association CILIP.
Nick Sharratt
Author and illustrator Nick Sharratt has won the first Bookbug Picture Book Prize, launched by Scottish Book Trust and Creative Scotland.
La Martiniere
French publisher La Martinière has bowed to staff demands to part with its children and young adult books chief Béatrice Decroix, a week after more than 100 staff walked out in protest over working conditions in the division.

George R R Martin
George R R Martin has said he has “made progress” on the sixth Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter, and thinks it will be published this year.
Usborne has launched an imprint in China with local publisher Jieli Publishing House.
Nina Bawden
Virago will this year publish three Nina Bawden children’s books as part of its Virago Modern Classics (VMC) range.
Helen Bailey
The death of author Helen Bailey was unlikely to have occurred because of natural causes, a jury at St Albans Crown Court has heard.
Alice Geary, senior account executive at Midas Public Relations, has been appointed the Society of Young Publishers' (SYP) UK chair for 2017.
Zombies, Run!
Novelist and games designer Naomi Alderman is offering early-career writers traineeships to write for Zombies, Run!, a smartphone fitness game.

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