Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child display
Jo, Julia, Joe, Jason-and-Joel (and David) all sold more than £10m worth of print books in 2016, as the big names just kept on getting bigger.
The Ladybird Expert Book on Climate Change
Prince Charles has written a book on climate change as part of a new Ladybird Expert series, set to be published later this month.
Babette Cole
Children’s author and illustrator Babette Cole has died aged 67, her publisher at Mabecron Books, Ron Johns, has confirmed.
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters
Novelist Jenny Colgan deactivated her Twitter account this weekend after her Guardian review of The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain, ghostwritten by Ayisha Mailk, sparked angry reactions on social media.
Publishers Association
Robin Hyman, former chairman of Laurence King and former president of the Publishers' Association, has died peacefully in his sleep. 
France’s inaugural Reading Night on Saturday (14th January) was a “great success,” according to the culture ministry, which initiated and partially subsidised the event.

E L James
Author E L James has reportedly been in talks with theatre bosses to turn Fifty Shades of Grey into a musical.
Mark Fisher
British music writer and political theorist Mark Fisher, also known as K-Punk, has died, aged 48.
The spy who came in from the cold
The BBC is set to adapt another John le Carre novel The Spy Who Came In From The Cold after its success with The Night Manager, which scooped awards at the Golden Globes last week.
Welsh Books Council
Five Welsh publishing companies have received a grant of £250,000 from the Welsh Books Council.

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