Friday, May 05, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Neil Morrison
Neil Morrison is leaving Penguin Random House UK to become director of human resources for Severn Trent PLC, a FTSE Top 100 company with 12,000 employees. 
Quercus' new upmarket imprint riverrun has acquired a debut crime fiction novel Too Close to Breathe, plus one other, by Irish author Olivia Kiernan in a six-figure pre-empt.
Canongate is to publish a "brilliant and incendiary" novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, a US writer previously unpublished in the UK, titled The Book of Joan.
Amazon is opening a new development centre in Cambridge this autumn and recruiting "extensively" for highly-skilled people in the area.
An autobiography from Wiley, the "Godfather of Grime", looking back on two decades in music, has been snapped up by William Heinemann.
The Sacconejolys
Egmont has scooped the first picture book from vloggers the Sacconejolys, who boast the largest family YouTube channel in Europe.

John le Carre
A rare public appearance from John le Carre, and events by Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith, are among events to feature in Southbank Centre's summer/autumn 2017 programme.
Royal Rabbits
Simon & Schuster UK is partnering with the Grosvenor House hotel on a The Royal Rabbits of London afternoon tea.
John Catt Educational
Suffolk-based indie publisher John Catt Educational has acquired two titles with media hooks, one of which is set to be featured in the upcoming Channel 4 series “Educating Salford”.
Transworld has bought a book exploring the concept of "defining moments", called The Power of Moments, by Chip and Dan Heath. 

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