Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Booksellers Association
The Booksellers Association has called for delays in financial support to bookshops to be addressed "urgently" after it has emerged many small businesses are still waiting for help with soaring business rates.
Academic Book Trade Conference
The academic publishing and bookselling sectors are facing multiple calls to “talk up what you do” in the face of a changing political environment around higher education.
Hay Festival
Hay Festival's first weekend has kicked off with a host of events featuring writers including Colm Tóibín, Helen Fielding and Stephen Fry who discussed issues such as using flashbacks in writing, criticisms of anti-feminism and "aggregating news agencies" such as Facebook.
Mostly Books
Mostly Books in Abingdon has been sold to new owner Sarah Dennis, who has held a “long ambition” to run her own book business.
Ruth Rendell
Profile Books is set to publish nine rediscovered short stories by Ruth Rendell.
After six weeks of heavy campaigning from political parties, The Bookseller would like to gauge the voting intentions of the book trade with just 10 days to go before the polls open.

Louie Stowell
Nosy Crow is to publish two new series of books by Usborne editor Louie Stowell.
Leading writers Irenosen Okojie, Courttia Newland, Bidisha, and Alex Wheatle MBE are to take up residencies in London libraries as part of a new literary initiative.
The Book People
Schoolgirl Isabel Harris has had her book published after winning The Book People’s inaugural Bedtime Story Competition.
Bluemoose Books
Yorkshire-based indie press Bluemoose Books is offering the opportunity for five new writers to be published in a short story collection alongside its leading authors Andrew Michael Hurley, Carys Bray, Paul Kingsnorth, Peter Kalu and Kirsty Logan.
Fitzcarraldo Editions
Katy Whitehead has won the 2017 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize. 

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