Thursday, May 11, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Into the Water
Into the Water (Doubleday) has cannonballed into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, displacing Transworld stablemate Lee Child’s Night School (Bantam).
Society of Authors
The UK’s Society of Authors has raised concerns over the volume of cheap editions being sold on
David Baldacci
Pan Macmillan has bought six more books from thriller writer David Baldacci as the publisher bids to build the author's sales in the UK and internationally.
Wordsworth Editions
Wordsworth Editions is to increase the price of its Wordsworth Classics range due to rising paper prices and distribution costs as a result of the currency fluctuations caused by uncertainty surrounding Brexit.
Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Penguin Life has acquired The Power of Balance by Dr Rangan Chatterjee, resident BBC doctor and star of "Doctor in the House", after a six-way publisher auction.
Penelope Hoare
Former deputy publishing director at Chatto & Windus Penelope Hoare has died aged 77, after receiving treatment for cancer.

The Simpsons
Century has acquired a guide to the "golden age" of "The Simpsons", written by the hosts of a popular Simpsons podcast, Four Finger Discount.
Andy Weir
Ebury is publishing a new novel from Andy Weir, author of The Martian, about a heist set on the moon.
Comma Press
Manchester-based indie Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire have launched a prize to find the best voices in short fiction.
Dawn Barker
Canelo has bought two “major” novels for its 2017 list including a debut thriller about a child abduction and a story about a woman whose struggle to conceive leads her to accept an “unconventional offer”.
My Magical Life by Zach King
Penguin Random House Children’s Publishers will publish social media magician Zach King’s first middle-grade book with an accompanying augmented reality app.

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