Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Manchester Arena
Manchester-based independent presses have spoken of their sombre mood following the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena last night, as the literary community expressed solidarity with the victims and their families on social media.
David France
David France's insider account of the AIDS epidemic, How to Survive A Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS (Picador), has been named the "unanimous" winner of the Green Carnation Prize.
Chloe Coles
Hot Key Books has acquired a new teen series from debut author and Foyles bookseller Chloe Coles.
The Times’ commissioning books editor Fiona Wilson and Titan Books’ managing editor Beth Lewis are joining crowd-funding publisher Unbound.
Ruth Ware
Harvill Secker has signed Ruth Ware to write another two books in a deal that will be keeping the author busy until 2020.
John Leahy, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Cengage, is to step down at the end of the year, the company has said.

Ronnie O'Sullivan
Pan Macmillan has poached Ronnie "The Rocket" O’Sullivan after his debut, Framed, published last year with Orion. 
Amazon is putting on an event for self-published authors in Edinburgh today in partnership with the Alliance for Independent Authors.
William Keegan
Biteback Publishing is to release a "major" new work by veteran journalist William Keegan.
Jenny Colgan
Sphere has acquired two new books in Jenny Colgan's School by the Sea series: Lessons and Studies. 

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