Thursday, March 16, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Ian Hudson
DK c.e.o. Ian Hudson said UK Prime Minister Theresa May was “inhuman” for “playing with people’s lives” in her Brexit negotiations, , while HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne said uncertainty around freedom of movement could hit businesses that use temporary workers.
Man Booker International Prize
Novels by Ismail Kadare, Amos Oz and Alain Mabanckou are included on the 13-strong longlist for the £50,000 Man Booker International Prize 2017 .
Annabel Karmel
Bestselling child nutrition author Annabel Karmel is to leave publisher Ebury and self-publish her next title, Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book.
Headline Home
Headline has launched lifestyle list Headline Home, with five new titles signed up.
Blob by David Walliams
David Walliams’ Blob (HarperCollins Children's) has conquered the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a third week running, selling 56,015 copies, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Nicola Sturgeon
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s suggestion that she may seek an independence referendum in the next two years has divided Scottish publishers at the fair.

Eleanor Catton
Eleanor Catton is staying with Granta for the follow-up to her Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel The Luminaries, which is to be a psychological thriller titled Birnham Wood.
Turkish agent Nermin Mollaoglu, HarperCollins UK and Sharjah ruler Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi were among the winners at last night’s London Book Fair International Excellence Awards.
Andrew Nurnberg associates
Andrew Nurnberg Associates has made two new appointments to "support the continued strong growth" of business in Russia: Doug Wallace and Anna Vasilyeva.
The Folio Prize
The Folio Prize Foundation, in tandem with its sponsor Rathbone Investment Management, is to launch a mentorships programme for students at literacy charity First Story, with the Folio academicians acting as writing mentors.
Barack and Michelle Obama
Editions Fayard will publish Barack and Michelle Obama’s memoirs in the French language, chairman and c.e.o. Sophie de Closets has announced
Pan Macmillan’s lifestyle imprint Bluebird has announced two appointments and a pre-empt for a title from the founder of Ziva Meditation.

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