Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Morning Report from The Bookseller

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Publishers and agents say they are re-examining their roles in light of political developments, saying “a lot of people are going to have to decide what is important” following Donald Trump's US presidency. 
Luiz Schwarz
Luiz Schwarcz, publisher of Brazilian company Companhia das Letras, will receive the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award this year.
Sarah McIntyre
Sarah McIntyre appointed BookTrust’s Writer-Illustrator in Residence
Sarah McIntyre has been unveiled as the new online Writer-Illustrator in Residence for reading charity BookTrust.
Alison Weir
Historian Alison Weir is launching an "ambitious" new series this autumn exploring the lives of England’s queens over four centuries "long neglected by historians".
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
North London retailer the Big Green Bookshop is tweeting out every word of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury) to broadcaster Piers Morgan following his Twitter spat with its author J K Rowling.
Timothy Snyder
PRH imprint The Bodley Head is rush-publishing a new book by historian Timothy Snyder, which offers lessons drawn from 20th century history on how the US can defend itself from tyranny.

My Brother is a Superhero
Sales of books included in Waterstones‘ Children’s Book of the Month promotion in 2016 totalled 327,854 units through Nielsen BookScan, demonstrating the retailer’s influence in shaping the market for Middle Grade titles.
Dr Daniel Hook
A series of management appointments at Holtzbrinck Digital have seen Dr Daniel Hook appointed c.e.o. of technology company Digital Science, with a bolstered senior leadership team.
Taipei Book Fair
UK publishers have upped their presence at the 25th annual Taipei Book Fair (running 8th to 13th February).
Lisa McInerney
Irish writer Lisa McInerney has been longlisted for the £30,000 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.
HQ will publish two more books from B A Paris, the author of last year’s bestselling debut Behind Closed Doors.
Juno Dawson
A Manchester parent has complained after her daughter came home from school with a copy of Juno Dawson’s This Book is Gay (Hot Key Books).


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