Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Desmond Clarke
Former publisher and committed library campaigner Desmond Clarke has died at the age of 72.
Rob Wilson
The future of the government’s libraries brief has been thrown into doubt after libraries minister Rob Wilson lost his seat in Thursday’s General Election.
Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo has won the overall Children’s Book Award for a record-breaking fourth time.
Forward Prizes for Poetry
Poetry collections from Emily Berry, Michael Longley and Sinead Morrissey feature on the "bold" shortlists for the 2017 Forward Prizes for Poetry. 
Borsenverein figures break down Germany's book sales for 2016
Sales of books and journals in Germany across 2016 were up marginally for the first time since 2013, according to data released by trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels.
JK Rowling
J K Rowling has condemned Scottish author John Niven on social media for calling prime minister Theresa May "a whore". 

A book being developed by Manchester creatives in response to last month’s bombing in the city has already raised more than £40,000 for charity.
David Gemmell
Hachette and Orion are publishing the entire works of late fantasy novelist David Gemmell in audio for the first time.
Temi Oh
Simon & Schuster has bought a debut science fiction novel by a Neuroscience graduate.
Bill Swainson, editor at large for non-fiction at Oneworld, has bought world English language rights in a narrative non-fiction account of the death of French resistance hero Jean Moulin.
Christian Cameron
Orion has acquired two books by writer and military historian Christian Cameron on Ancient Greece.

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