Saturday, April 01, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Fears for the status of staff from EU member states has emerged as the “overwhelming” concern for the UK book trade, as it grapples with the realities of Brexit in the week Article 50 was triggered.
Quarto has reported its largest surge in publishing profits to date, a rise of 17%, for 2016. 
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Poet and playwright Kiran Millwood Hargrave has been named the winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017 for her debut novel The Girl of Ink and Stars (Chicken House).
Desmond Elliott
Titles by Francis Spufford, Kit de Waal and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan have been longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for first-time novelists.
Libraries Taskforce
Data about public libraries in England has been made available by the Libraries Taskforce, six months after it was originally intended for publication. However the data published is just a simple list of the names, addresses, websites and contact emails for public libraries that were open as of 1st July 2016.
Benji Davies
HarperCollins Children’s Books has signed a multi-book, world rights deal with picture book creator, Benji Davies.

Fourth Estate
HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate is strengthening its publishing in translation, with commissioning editor Anna Kelly stepping up to take particular responsibility for this area of the list.
The Daily Mail is launching a crime writing competition in partnership with Penguin Random House imprint Century, with a prize of £20,000.
Leah Thaxton
Faber has acquired new titles from Katie Blackburn, the pseudonym for Faber's children's publisher Leah Thaxton.
US house Regnery Publishing, Donald Trump's publisher, has declined to comment on a report that it is in talks to publish Milo Yiannopoulos' book Dangerous after it was dropped by Simon & Schuster US last month.
Indigo Donut
Hodder Children’s Books, part of the Hachette Children’s Group, has acquired of new YA standalone by Orangeboy author, Patrice Lawrence, to publish in 2019.
Katya Shipster
HarperCollins has appointed former Michael Joseph deputy publicity director Katya Shipster as non-fiction editorial director.

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