Saturday, February 18, 2017

L:atest News from The Bookseller

CILIP has responded to criticism about the diversity of its Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlists - which feature no BAME authors - saying that while it "acknowledges and respects the concerns expressed", the longlisted books were "judged on merit and on an equal playing field".
Clare Smith
Little, Brown Book Group has made two "key" promotions within its editorial team: Clare Smith has been promoted to fiction publisher at Little, Brown/Abacus, while Lucy Malagoni has been promoted to publishing director for Sphere Fiction.
Cold Earth
Paula Hawkins reclaims her crown at the top of the Weekly E-Book Ranking chart, while Ann Cleeves' latest Shetlands title Cold Earth moves into second place. 
Mick Jagger
Publisher John Blake has claimed to have the manuscript for the memoirs of Mick Jagger - but is unable to publish them.
The last general bookshop in Wokingham is to close tomorrow (18th February) due to a decline in sales combined with increasingly high rates and rent.
Aitken Alexander Associates
Chris Wellbelove has joined Aitken Alexander Associates in the role of agent from Greene and Heaton, while Lesley Thorne has been appointed managing director of the agency.

Born to Run
Simon & Schuster UK saw a marginal boost to profits in 2016, driven by Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run and its children’s division.
Arabic Fiction Prize
Mohammed Hasan Alwan has been shortlisted for a second time for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
Harry Sidebottom
Author and Oxford academic Harry Sidebottom is moving to Bonnier Zaffre to publish two new Roman-set historical thrillers.
Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) chairman James Chao says “The Taiwanese Book market is in crisis,” due to rival forms of entertainment, including Facebook. 
Stephanie Marland
Trapeze has acquired two books in a new police procedural crime series by Stephanie Marland, pitting a group of true crime enthusiasts against a police force.
London Book & Screen Week
A Soho awards night with David Nicholls and a "very special" Harry Potter screening at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London lead the "eclectic" line-up of this year’s London Book & Screen Week.

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