Saturday, March 11, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

A debut set in the aftermath of the bombing of a US embassy in Turkey and a "Highsmith-esque" psychological suspense novel are among the books which have sold for six figures ahead of London Book Fair.
Marian Keyes
Michael Joseph has acquired a new novel by Marian Keyes called The Break. The book, which will be Keyes’ 13th work of fiction, will publish in the UK and Ireland on 7th September 2017. 
London Book Fair
Children’s publishers are feeling “quietly optimistic” going into next week’s London Book Fair, with interest in acquiring across middle-grade, Young Adult and “crossover” titles.
Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown is publishing a memoir with The Bodley Head this autumn, telling the story of his life in politics and revealing "harsh truths" about British politics today.
Dohle and Riggio
The Association of American Publishers' annual meeting, held at Penguin Random House earlier this week was themed “Charting the Future,” its centerpiece a Q&A interview by PRH c.e.o. Markus Dohle of Barnes & Noble c.e.o. Len Riggio.
Dare Not Linger
Pan Macmillan is publishing Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa on 19th October 2017.

Counternarratives by John Keene (Fitzcarraldo Editions) has won the inaugural Republic of Consciousness Prize for small presses, for its "once in a generation achievement for short form fiction".
Tom Tivnan
Silvertail Books is to publish The Esquimaux, the first novel by The Bookseller's features and insight editor Tom Tivnan.
Sarah Braybrooke
Sarah Braybrooke has become m.d. of Scribe UK following a raft of promotions made at the company.
Patrick Graham
A judicial inquiry has been opened into a criminal complaint filed by thriller writer Patrick Graham against French publishers Anne Carrière and Univers Poche, the online book magazine ActuaLitté has reported.
HarperFiction is set to release a new thriller by Sam Bourne, To Kill the President, which features a “volatile demagogue” elected by the US.
The French Booksellers Association (Syndicat de la Librairie Française, SLF) has expressed its "full support (for) and confidence" in president Matthieu de Montchalin, who has come under fire over his bid to buy the Sauramps mini-chain of bookshops.


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