Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller including Amazon to fund legal challenge to Trump travel ban

Fresh fears for the future of libraries have emerged with the revelation that local councils are facing a £5.8bn spending gap by 2020.
Donald Trump
Amazon is funding a legal challenge against US president Donald Trump's controversial "travel ban" on behalf of its employees in the US and around the world who could be affected.
Sarah Perry
Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent is among the dozen books longlisted for the £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize.
The Secrets of My Life by Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has signed a deal to publish her memoir with Orion imprint Trapeze.
Peta Nightingale
Bookouture has hired Lucas Alexander Whitley agent Peta Nightingale to the newly-created role of head of talent.
New Writing North
The UK’s answer to the Nobel Prize for Literature – the £40,000 David Cohen Prize  - is now being managed by New Writing North.

Virago has acquired A Woman of No Importance, the true story of an American WWII spy Virginia Hall, by author, journalist and broadcaster Sonia Purnell. 
Louise Allen Jones
Literary scouting agency Louise Allen-Jones Associates has been retained by two overseas publishing houses who will join its 12 existing clients from around the world.
Ruby Wax
Rough Guides has launched a new podcast series, The Rough Guide to Everywhere, sharing untold travel stories and featuring guests including Ruby Wax, Dervla Murphy and Meik Wiking in conversation.
Adam Kay
Picador has acquired Your Life in My Hands, the diaries of junior doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay, inspired by his Edinburgh Fringe show on the same topic.

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