Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Penguin Random House UK (PRH UK) will now pay its work experience participants the National Living Wage in a bid to make the publishing industry more accessible and diverse. 
The Creative Industries Federation has unveiled a "blueprint" for UK economic growth. 
Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of The Yea
Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Val McDermid have all been longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.
Maxine Peake
Manchester-based independent Comma Press has appointed actor Maxine Peake and writer Courttia Newland as its inaugural patrons.
Heat Holiday Reads
Simon & Schuster UK has announced an “industry-first partnership” with Heat magazine for a short story competition and a free monthly "Holiday Reads" e-book promotion.
John Virgo
Snooker player John Virgo of BBC "Big Break" fame is publishing his memoir with John Blake Publishing.

Juno Dawson
Hachette Children’s Group has struck a multi-book deal with Juno Dawson following a "hotly-contested" auction.
Bana Alabed
Simon & Schuster US will publish seven-year old Syrian refugee Bana Alabed’s memoir.
SAGE Publishing
Publisher SAGE has extended its partnership with online platform Publons, following a successful trial.

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