Thursday, June 01, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

David Walliams' The World's Worst Children 2 (HarperCollins Children's) has rocketed into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, shifting 58,481 copies for £423,282.
Kate Mosse
The Women's Prize for Fiction has announced it is adopting a new, collective sponsorship model instead of a single headline sponsor going forward.
James Williams
James Williams, a doctoral candidate researching design ethics at Oxford University and former Google employee, has won the inaugural $100,000 (£77,730) Nine Dots Prize.
PEN International has launched a campaign to support writers who have experienced forced displacement or are living in exile called "Make Space", supported by literary figures such as Stephen Fry, Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie.
Tony Walsh
Manchester’s creative community is fundraising to produce a book inspired by Tony Walsh's poem, This is the Place, to help those affected by the terror attack in which 22 people were killed in the city last Monday.
Book Marketing Society
The Book Marketing Society has announced the winners of the best marketing campaigns of January to March 2017, featuring work for Adrian Mole's 50th anniversary and Chimamanda Nogozi Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, among others.

Stanley Johnson
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's father Stanley Johnson’s satirical thriller about political "skullduggery", Kompromat (Oneworld), is to be adapted for a Channel 4 TV series.
Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University has launched a "flash fiction" competition for novels of 25 words with the winning entries' to be recorded by actor Jeremy Irons.
Andrew Marantz
Pan Macmillan will publish a non-fiction book about the alt-right from a journalist at the New Yorker, Andrew Marantz.
Little White Lies
Laurence King Publishing (LKP) has joined forces with independent film magazine, Little White Lies, to collaborate on a new line of movie-themed books and gifts.  

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