Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Bologna Book Fair
Literary agents are preparing their hot books to take to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this week, with a focus on Middle Grade titles and a rise in books that address the “grim state of the world”.
Mairi Kidd
Mairi Kidd, managing director of accessible children's book publisher Barrington Stoke, has been made redundant after six years at the company.
Penguin Random House UK Children’s has signed a futuristic action-adventure novel created by futurist, technologist and science fiction author Brian David Johnson and music artist will.i.am, titled Wizards and Robots.
Jolly Good Food
Enid Blyton Entertainment (EBE), part of Hachette Children’s Group, has announced a raft of new projects at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017, including a cookbook with TV chef Allegra McEvedy.
Penguin Living
Penguin Random House lifestyle brand Penguin Living has set up a week-long pop-up book shop in Paddington Central.
New Frontier Publishing
Australian children’s press New Frontier Publishing has set up an office in London to focus on the UK market.

Louise Dean
Man Booker Prize-longlisted author Louise Dean has launched a community to help writers produce a novel in 90 days.
Bonnier Zaffre
Bonnier Zaffre imprint Hot Key Books has acquired a YA debut from M A Bennett, called Stags.
My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante
The first novel in Elena Ferrante's four part series, My Brilliant Friend, is to be adapted into an eight-episode Italian drama series for HBO and Italian state broadcaster Rai. Production is set to begin this summer.


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