Friday, February 10, 2017

Morning Briefing from The Bookseller

Raymond Briggs
​Raymond Briggs has been awarded this year’s BookTrust lifetime achievement award.
Lisa Gardner
Thriller writer Lisa Gardner is moving to Century from Headline. Publisher Selina Walker acquired two new novels from Gardner, in a "major" deal for UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada.
Joe McEwan
Businesses should not underestimate the power of personal one-to-one connections with consumers, Joe McEwan, head of digital and communities at drinks company Innocent has advised delegates to the IPG Spring Conference.
D H H Literary Agency has launched its own publishing company, The Dome Press. 
Donal Ryan
Irish writer Donal Ryan has clarified his comments about his author earnings, after being forced to return to his civil service day-job in order to pay the mortgage despite the acclaim for his books.
Solar Bones
Canongate has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Goldsmiths Prize-winning Solar Bones by Mike McCormack.

Kimberley Chambers book
Charlie Redmayne has stepped in as a “sinister gangster” for the “bling” foil jacket of Kimberly Chambers’ new hardback Backstabber
Sally Wilks
HarperCollins has hired Sally Wilks as its UK head of sales for the children’s department.
Liverpool University Press
Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin and Faber's former managing director Toby Faber have joined the board of the Liverpool University Press.
Hutchinson has bought a biography of French revolutionary Emmanuel Barthélemy whose life inspired Victor Hugo’s 1862-published novel Les Miserables.
Claire Howden
Felice Howden, head of digital marketing and consumer engagement for Little, Brown, has joined Bonnier Zaffre in the newly-created role of digital marketing manager.
Nikesh Shukla
Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant (Unbound), and Am I Normal Yet? (Usborne) author Holly Bourne have been unveiled as judges of the BBC Young Writers’ Award 2017.

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