Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Morning Briefing from The Bookseller

Publishing Scotland
Publishers and booksellers are “thrilled” with the news that the Scottish market has achieved growth for the second year in a row with 2016 value sales increasing 4.3% year-on-year.
Simon & Schuster US has cancelled its planned publication of Dangerous by controversial far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.
Lion Hudson
Oxford-based Christian publisher Lion Hudson has gone into administration, it has been confirmed by the company's appointed administrators, business advisory firm FRP Advisory.
Matt Haslum
Faber’s consumer marketing director Matt Haslum is leaving the business after four years.
Fay Weldon
A ruthlessly ambitious young feminist who has “the kind of absolute understanding that she’s perfect and everything she says is right and everything she wants, she deserves,” is the scheming anti-heroine of Fay Weldon’s sequel to The Life and Loves of a She Devil, out in April from Head of Zeus.
Roald Dahl
A new hardback edition of Roald Dahl’s final children's book will be released this autumn.

William Heinemann
Fiction presaging the turbulent political currents of recent months, and exploring the role of the novelist and storytelling in society, was in evidence at the William Heinemann, Hutchinson and Windmill 2017 fiction showcase.
Kenilworth Bookshop
An independent bookshop has posted a children’s fantasy novel to Donald Trump to “help fill” the White House shelves and show how books can “destroy ignorance”.
Tom Fletcher
Tom Fletcher is set to publish another picture book with Penguin Random House Children's.
Mal Peet
Nosy Crow is publishing a picture book by the late Mal Peet and his wife Elspeth Graham.
Reinventing the wheel
A husband and wife team who tasked themselves with answering the "deceptively simple" question 'what is cheese?' have been shortlisted for the Jane Grigson Trust Award 2017.
Market Focus Poland
A programme of author talks, panel discussions, live drawings and "translation slams" has been announced by London Book Fair as part of this year’s Market Focus Poland.


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