Saturday, June 03, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Jeremy Corbyn
According to The Bookseller’s online survey of the trade, 64.1% intend to vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s party at the polls next Thursday (8th June), while 15.7% will put a cross in the box of the Liberal Democrats, with the Conservative Party coming a close third on 13.1%.
Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
Patrice Lawrence has won The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize 2017 for her “accomplished” and “page-turning” début novel, contemporary urban thriller Orangeboy (Hodder Children’s Books).
Hilary Clinton
Hillary Clinton has promised an audience at Book Expo America that her next memoir will go “a lot further – as far as I can” in discussing her run for the presidency and its aftermath.
Jessica Kingsley
Group turnover for UK indie Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) was up 13% to £6.1m for the year ending December 2016, delivering a 30th consecutive year of growth.
Clarivate Analytics has bought Publons, the global platform for researchers to share recognition for peer review, for an undisclosed sum.
European Parliament has voted to allow individual EU countries to reduce the rate of VAT on e-books to match the rate on printed books.

Louise Candlish
Simon & Schuster has snapped up two novels from Louise Candlish, previously published by Penguin and Little, Brown, in a six-figure deal.
Naomi Alderman
With the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner announcement only five days away, the latest odds from bookmakers William Hill have British author, Naomi Alderman, as favourite at 9/4 to win.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Cairo-based publishing house Dar Altanweer Egypt has signed the first Arabic-language rights deal for Gabriel García Márquez.
Car manual publisher Haynes Publishing Group has said it expects profit before tax for the financial year ended 31st May 2017 to be up by 15% on the previous year.
Running Hare
Nature writer John Lewis-Stempel has doubled his chances of winning the Wainwright Golden Beer Prize after having two of his titles longlisted.
Marina Kemp
Former Penguin Random House editor Marina Kemp is launching a series of one-on-one creative writing courses modelled on the traditional writer-editor relationship.

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