Friday, March 17, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

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Penguin Random House and Hachette have both earned more than 20 shortlistings in The Bookseller's new-look 2017 British Book Awards, while Pan Macmillan has notched a company-record 13 nominations across trade and book categories.
Books of the Year
Hachette and Penguin Random House have earned 11 shortlistings each in the British Book Awards’ Books of the Year awards, with Pan Macmillan garnering three nods and Faber and HarperCollins both winning two nominations.
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Publishers and agents have noted an “upbeat” mood at this year’s fair, with many saying that the publishing industry can play an important role in helping people to navigate through or escape from the prevailing turbulent political climate.
Jarvis Cocker
In a deal closed just before midnight on the second day of London Book Fair, Jonathan Cape has secured UK and Commonwealth rights to This is a Song by former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.
Alan Krueger
John Murray Press m.d. Nick Davies has nabbed a title by Alan Krueger, a former adviser of Barack Obama, that uses the music industry to explain “the dismal science of economics”.
Michiel Kolman
Publishers should stand as “beacons of trustworthiness” in an age of fake news and alternative facts, International Publishers Association president Michiel Kolman has said.

Michael Tamblyn
The European Commission ruling that led to Amazon pledging to abolish its Most Favoured Nation clauses in contracts with publishers will give it freedom to run more “innovative” promotions with rival companies, Kobo’s c.e.o. Michael Tamblyn has told The Bookseller.
Wendy Mitchell
Bloomsbury has won a “hard-fought” auction for Somebody That I Used to Know by Wendy Mitchell, an NHS worker who was diagnosed with Young-Onset Dementia aged 58.
Edmund Wee
Singaporean indie Epigram Books has launched a UK arm, which will release eight translated novels in its inaugural year.
The Grand Tour
HarperNonFiction has acquired two books from Amazon series "The Grand Tour".
Wimpy Kid
Puffin has announced the latest in Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series as a “behind-the-scenes look” of the upcoming film.
Nikesh Shukla
Hodder Children’s Books has secured a two-book deal with award-winning author Nikesh Shukla, after a “hotly contested” auction.

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