Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Hachette UK has acquired independent e-book publisher Bookouture, just four years since it was founded in 2012 by former Harlequin/Mills & Boon marketing executive Oliver Rhodes.
The History Press
Gloucestershire-based publisher The History Press has been acquired in a management buyout from previous owners private equity firm Octopus Investments.
Penguin Random House has released details of 12 writers from under-represented communities who have been invited onto its new, year-long WriteNow mentoring programme.
Lucy Worsley
Hachette UK yesterday (6th March) unveiled forthcoming books from Sir David Attenborough, comedian Sarah Millican, actress Parker Posey, author Jessica Fellowes and Jo Cox’s husband Brendan Cox at its first group showcase held at the Old Billingsgate in London.
Blackwell's pop-up
Blackwell’s is set to open 15 pop-up shops at venues around Oxford to coincide with Oxford Literary Festival.
David Attenborough
John Murray imprint Two Roads is publishing two volumes of Sir David Attenborough’s early adventures that were originally published in the 1950s and 60s.

HarperCollins Publishers has unveiled a global campaign celebrating two centuries of publishing.
Jessica Fellowes
Sphere is publishing Jessica Fellowes’ debut novel The Mitford Murders this September, a book it says will be "a major rights focus" for Little, Brown at this year's London Book Fair.
In Other Words
BookTrust today released its shortlist for In Other Words, its inaugural children’s books in translation project, comprising a story of spies and kidnapping set in Stalin’s Russia as well as "laugh out loud" entries from Denmark and South Africa, and entries translated from Afrikaans and Korean.
Sally Green
Penguin Random House Children's is to publish a new YA series from Sally Green, whose Half Bad trilogy has sold in 51 territories and shifted over 66,500 copies in the UK via Nielsen BookScan.
Faber has acquired Letter To Louis, a memoir about a mother’s love for her son, by Alison White.

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