Friday, February 24, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Publishing Scotland
The challenges and opportunities presented by the current “unsettling” political climate were the overarching concerns of the annual Publishing Scotland Conference in Edinburgh. 
Elsevier marginally increased its sales and profits in 2016, in spite of what it described as "steeper declines" for print books sales than in recent years, "reflecting market conditions".
Ed Faulkner, currently deputy publisher at PRH division Ebury, is joining HarperCollins as publisher, HarperNonFiction.
Helen Bailey
Helen Bailey’s publishers have paid tribute to the “clever, funny, friendly” children’s author, after her partner was found guilty of her murder.  
Faber & Faber
Faber publisher Mitzi Angel has pre-empted a debut novel set in Trinidad and Tobago: There is Nothing for You Here by Claire Adam.
Walter Scott Prize
Costa Book award winners Sebastian Barry and Francis Spufford have been longlisted for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017.

Sally Marmion
Sally Marmion, who for nearly 20 years abridged books for readings on BBC Radio 4’s prized slot “A Book at Bedtime”, has died at the age of 53.
Small Great Things
The Book Marketing Society has revealed the winners of its seasonal awards for September 2016 to January 2017.
HQ has snapped up a memoir from boyband Blue, who announced in January that they are to reunite. The book, Blue: All Rise: Our Story, promises to be "stranger than fiction" and will be written by journalist Caroline Frost.
Terry Pratchett
A museum curator has revealed how a forthcoming exhibition dedicated to Sir Terry Pratchett has inspired people to book flights “from all across the world” to see it.
Simon Scarrow
Headline is publishing a "high-concept" thriller by Simon Scarrow, marking a new direction for the historical fiction writer. 

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