Thursday, February 16, 2017

Morning Briefing from The Bookseller

Philip Pullman
Twenty-two years after the release of the first book in His Dark Materials trilogy, Philip Pullman is set to release a new three-part series to stand “beside it” called The Book of Dust, with the character of Lyra “at the centre of the story”.
Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet
Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet (Absolute) has boomeranged back into the number one spot, selling 15,532 copies for £131,405.
Word Power Books
Edinburgh-based radical bookshop Word Power is looking for a new owner after founder Elaine Henry has decided to step away from the business.
Amazon drone
Amazon is working out ways to parachute packages from its delivery drones to people’s homes.
Everywoman by Jess Phillips
Penguin Random House has launched a promotional Twitter campaign for MP Jess Phillips' book Everywoman (Hutchinson), in which every tweet hashtagged #EVERYWOMAN will see a book donated to domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh International Book Festival is to move some events to a nearby street in a bid to reduce its impact on the private square where it holds most events.

Two Roads
Elena Varvello - an Italian author who Elena Ferrante's publisher is predicting big things for in the UK - is publishing her first English novel with Two Roads.
The Fishermen
Nottingham-based theatre company New Perspectives will be adapting Chigozie Obioma's Man Booker-shortlisted novel The Fishermen (Pushkin) for stage next year.  

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