Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

National Literacy Trust
The vast majority of England's constituencies have “serious literacy issues”, according to charity The National Literacy Trust (NLT), following new analysis carried out by the NLT and credit referencing agency Experian.
Romantic Novel Awards
​The RoNAs (Romantic Novel Awards) has announced its 2017 shortlists, recognising independently published authors for the first time. 
Connect Books
Connect Books’ parent company has sold off one of its businesses for a value of £64.4m.
Stephen Page
Publishers will have to be "broad, open and diverse in their interests and in the voices they find" in response to the turbulent political climate caused by President Trump's election, Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page has said.
The new Girl
Headline is publishing a memoir by Elle columnist, performance artist and musician Rhyannon Styles, documenting her transition from male to female.
Amazon is said to have begun searching for high street locations in central London.

Orion has acquired the "laugh-out-loud" debut of freelance journalist Lucy Vine, Hot Mess, said to reinvent the heroine who represents "every 'single girl'" - a new Bridget Jones.
Hodder Children's
Hodder Children’s Books, part of Hachette Children’s Group (HCG), has bought English language publishing rights to three DreamWorld licences: Noddy Toyland Detective, Dinotrux and How to Train Your Dragon.

No comments: