Friday, January 06, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Recent changes to tax rules pose a “triple whammy” blow to writers, the Society of Authors (SoA) has warned.
W H Smith will invest £48m in stores this year as the business marks its 225th anniversary, its c.e.o. Steve Clarke has said.
Jhalak Prize 2016
The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour has announced its inaugural longlist, recognising authors including Malorie Blackman, Gary Younge and Abir Mukherjee.
More than 100 staff of the La Martinière group walked out for an hour in protest over working conditions in the children and young adults book division, according to the French trade publication Livres Hebdo.
Virago has acquired one of the first titles publishing under Oprah Winfrey’s new book imprint at Flatiron Books in the US: The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis by New Yorker Maria Smilios.
A secondhand bookshop owner in North Yorkshire who charges customers 50p for entry has received complaints about rudeness after calling a customer a “pain in the arse”, according to a Press Association report.

Chris Riddell
Michael O’Mara Books is collaborating with Amnesty International UK on two visual "guides to freedom" illustrated by Waterstones' Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.
The Bookseller indie trading survey
The Bookseller is calling on independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland to complete its annual Christmas Trading survey.
Alex Hollywood Cooking Tonight
Hodder & Stoughton is publishing a new cookbook by Alex Hollywood of "quick and delicious" mid-week suppers in March.
Ebury Press has acquired Catching a Serial Killer by former Detective Sergeant Stephen Fulcher - a true-crime memoir about the manhunt for murderer Christopher Halliwell.
Broadcaster Jonathan Fryer and columnist and human rights campaigner Joan Smith have been re-elected to the board of the Authors’ Licensing and Collections Society (ALCS).
A Wisp of Wisdom
A children’s book featuring stories by authors such as Gill Lewis, Piers Toray and Abi Elphinstone has raised more than £13,000 for a charity project in Cameroon.

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