Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller


Rebecca Long-Bailey

The shadow business secretary has criticised the government's handling of business rates, branding the changes set to take effect in April "a ticking time bomb", ahead of a Labour emergency roundtable due to take place today (Monday 27th February).

Samuel French

Actor Sir Derek Jacobi has spoken out against the imminent closure of the Samuel French Theatre Bookshop, which is to become online-only following a “crippling” hike in rent by its landlord.

Dermot O'Leary

Hachette will publish a children's book by Dermot O’ Leary’s about a Ninja Cat called Toto.

The importance of parents reading to children was discussed at the unveiling of Egmont’s new research, as findings revealed sales of pre-school and picture books had dipped.

Mem Fox

Leading Australian children’s book writer Mem Fox has said she felt “physically assaulted” after being detained and questioned by border control agents at Los Angeles airport.


UK independent graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero has secured world rights to the English-language edition of Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, a graphic biography of the renowned musician, novelist and actor.


One-Eyed Jack

Lost classic children’s British comics from the 1970s and ’80s are to be brought back to life by 2000 AD, following its acquisition of the Fleetway and IPC Youth group archive from Egmont UK last year.

Faber & Faber

Faber has won the double at the Blue Peter Book Awards, triumphing in both categories.
Ian Rankin
Crime fiction festival CrimeFest will release an anthology of short stories next year to mark its 10th anniversary, with new stories from contributors including Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Sophie Hannah and Ann Cleeves.
Canongate is to publish The Last Bus, the new non-fiction book by Richard Holloway, the former Bishop of Edinburgh and author of Leaving Alexandria and Looking in the Distance.

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