Thursday, February 02, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Sebastian Barry has been named winner of the Costa Book of the Year for a second time for his novel Days Without End (Faber & Faber), following a unanimous decision by the judges.
Pearson chief executive John Fallon has branded Donald Trump's travel ban policy "deeply worrying" in a rare political comment from the usually non-partisan education company.
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid
Val McDermid has bounced straight into the UK Official number one spot with Out of Bounds (Sphere), shifting 13,310 copies for £53,483 according to Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market.
Robert Harris
Mike Poulton is adapting Robert Harris’ bestselling Cicero trilogy (Cornerstone) in a new stage production to be directed by Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran.
Comma Press
Independent publishers have been “spurred on” to continue producing works that give a voice to silenced nations following President Trump's controversial "travel ban".
Miranda's Daily Dose of Such Fun
Hodder & Stoughton is publishing a new book with Miranda Hart in aid of Comic Relief, entitled Miranda’s Daily Dose of Such Fun!  

Richard and Judy
Caz Frear has won the Richard and Judy ‘Search for a Bestseller’ competition for her crime thriller Sweet Little Lies.
Michael Rosen
Puffin Books, a division of Penguin Random House (PRH), will this year publish a picture book of Michael Rosen’s poem, 'Chocolate Cake'.
Elys Dolan
Oxford University Press Children's has bought three young fiction titles by author and illustrator Elys Dolan.
Students at Kingston University have contributed towards a video marketing campaign for six titles in Vintage's "Classics Russians" collection. 

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