Friday, February 17, 2017

Lastest from The Bookseller

Philip Pullman
Less than 24 hours after the announcement that Philip Pullman is to release a new epic fantasy series entitled The Book of Dust, the first volume has shot to number one in Amazon's bestseller charts through pre-order sales.
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster saw global revenues fall by 10% to $209m during the fourth quarter of 2016, according to results released by parent company the CBS Corporation.
Samuel French Bookshop
Specialist theatre bookshop Samuel French has been forced to close after 34 years following a “crippling” hike in rent by its landlord.
Brian Selznick
Andersen Press is leading the CILIP Carnegie longlist with a duo of titles while Flying Eye and Templar dominate the CILIP Kate Greenaway with three titles each.
The Book Hive
The Book Hive in Norwich has teamed up with a local book club to help spread opposition to Donald Trump through literature. 
World Book Day
Book Aid International has teamed up with 20 stars of the children’s book world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day (WBD).

An online literary journal is fundraising to commission new work and translations from the seven countries in Donald Trump’s "Muslim ban".
Andersen Press
Andersen Press is leading the way in the newly unveiled 2017 Branford Boase Award longlist with four nominations.
The Girl in the Ice
Robert Bryndza’s thriller The Girl in the Ice has hit one million sales in less than a year, according to digital publisher Bookouture.
Fleet has acquired American author Claire Messud’s new novel The Burning Girl, to publish in September 2017.

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