Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Publishers and booksellers are joining the love-in created by Valentine's Day, with retail events and publisher promotions setting sales in the romance genre racing. 
Publishers' Publicity Circle
Campaigns for The Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail), When Breath Becomes Air (Vintage) and the Enid Blyton for Grown Ups series (Quercus) have been judged some of the best of 2016 at the Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC) annual awards dinner last night (13th February), recognising the publicists behind the campaigns.
Virago is to publish an anthology of 31 original letters written in the weeks after the election of president Donald Trump from novelists, poets and political thinkers including Celeste Ng, Hari Kunzru and Karen Joy Fowler.
Katy Cattell
Hachette Children’s Group has restructured its PR department with two new appointments and three promotions after the former head of publicity left to go freelance.
Amazon Bookshop
Amazon finds “a lot of value” in its brick and mortar stores and has announced the opening of another in California, bringing its overall tally to nine.
Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos
Controversial figure Milo Yiannopoulos' book deadline has been pushed back three months so he can discuss the "insanity of the last few weeks" in the title.

Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Antiquarian books worth more than £2 million have been stolen in a “unique” heist by a gang who dodged security by abseiling into a London warehouse, inspiring “disbelief” in the antiquarian book community.
Graeme Macrae Burnet
Man Booker shortlisted author Graeme Macrae Burnet has backed a national campaign against Scottish library cuts, launching today (14th February).
Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo and Sarah Crossan are among the nominees for the Children’s Book Award 2017.
Val Mcdermid
Val McDermid has written an apocalyptic science thriller on the failure of antibiotics for BBC Radio 4, entitled "Resistance".

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