Thursday, May 04, 2017

Lee Child - 3rd week at # 1 !

Night School
Lee Child's Night School (Bantam) has racked up a third non-consecutive week as the UK Official Top 50 number one, the veteran crime author's joint longest-ever run in the overall top spot.
Sion Hamilton
Siôn Hamiton, trading director at Foyles, has left the company after 15 years in order to address his "work-life balance".
Philippa Gregory
Publishers HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster came together to celebrate Philippa Gregory’s 30 years as a published author at the Ivy Club in Soho, with guests including HRH Princess Michael of Kent.
John Swinney
Scotland’s First Deputy Minister has declared an intention to develop a national policy on school libraries.
Joel Rickett
Joel Rickett, publisher for Viking, Portfolio and Penguin Life, is taking up a new role at Penguin Random House as deputy publisher at Ebury.
Myriad Editions
Brighton-based independent publisher Myriad Editions is to merge with non-profit media co-operative New Internationalist, based in Oxford, effective immediately.

The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winning The Underground Railroad (Fleet) has found itself a place on the shortlist for this year’s Arthur C Clarke Award for science fiction literature.
Kobo Aura H2O
Kobo is releasing a new e-reader, the Kobo Aura H2O – Edition 2, it says has transformed the best features of the Kobo Aura One into a lighter and smaller size device.
Emma Coode
Voyager editorial director Emma Coode is to leave the publisher after close to 20 years, "to spend more time with her family and explore new ventures".
Louise Power
Walker Books’ art department manager Louise Power has passed away aged 63.
Power suffered from an existing cardiac condition which was further complicated by a recent illness. She died peacefully on 14th April surrounded by her family.
Rhiannon Smith
Little, Brown commissioning editor Rhiannon Smith has secured a new role on the Fleet editorial team commissioning both fiction and non-fiction. She will continue to also commission non-fiction for Sphere, alongside projects for Little, Brown's digital-first list Blackfriars. 
Libby Jackson
Century has acquired Women in Space, a book by spaceflight expert Libby Jackson chronicling the lives of 50 inspirational women, including astronauts, scientists, engineers and other pioneers of human space exploration.


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