Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Manuscripts which help readers escape from the angst of the political climate are tipped to be hot at this year's London Book Fair, according to publishers and agents.
Jo Cox
Brendan Cox, the husband of the late Labour MP Jo Cox, is publishing a book about her life with Two Roads the day before the first anniversary of her death.
Stephen King
Stephen King is publishing a supernatual suspense novel with his son Owen - the first time the pair have collaborated.
Twelve "stand-out" book adaptations from the past two years have been named on the shortlists for the Creativity Across Media: Entertainment & Originality Awards (CAMEO), including titles by Jacqueline Wilson, Judith Kerr and Jojo Moyes.
HarperCollins has secured a six-figure deal for The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder by Sara J Harris in a "whirlwind" pre-empt ahead of LBF.
Helen Dunmore
Acclaimed writer Helen Dunmore has revealed a recent diagnosis of cancer "with a very poor prognosis".

Robert Peston
Robert Peston, political editor of ITV News, is publishing WTF, subtitled What the F---Happened and What Happens Next?, with Hodder - a book exploring the politics of the last year and what it means for the future. 
East London bookshop Libreria has launched a subscription scheme which will provide customers with a monthly choice of "low-profile, high-quality" fiction.
Donald Trump
William Collins has acquired The Case for Impeachment by political historian Professor Allan J. Lichtman in a "significant deal" to be rush-released next month.
James Daunt
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt yesterday (2nd March) emphasised the necessity of giving power to individual store managers in bookshop chains, calling the "crushing" consistency exemplified by chain stores like W H Smith "god awful". 
Sarah Millican
Orion imprint Trapeze is publishing comedian Sarah Millican's first book in October.
Fourth Estate
Fourth Estate has promoted both former assistant editor Lettice Franklin and former publishing executive Tom Killingbeck to the positions of assistant commissioning editors.


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