Saturday, July 01, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

A print recovery in the past two years has somewhat slowed in 2017, with the Irish market sporting a bestseller-shaped hole.
Paul Gregory
Bonnier Publishing UK has appointed Paul Gregory, former president and c.o.o. of Parragon, as the new chief executive of Igloo Books Group.
Irish booksellers are being pressured to sell more books at lower prices after currency fluctuations following the Brexit referendum sucked value out of the market, The Bookseller has been told.
WH Smith
W H Smith is selling seven exclusive short stories from writers including Jeffrey Archer, James Patterson and Jodi Picoult to celebrate its 225th anniversary.
Ebury Press
Ebury Publishing is launching a new "non-corporate" logo for its list in July. 
The Book of Dust
Philip Pullman has revealed the storm-swept cover of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One.

Bradford Lit Festival
Bradford Literature Festival has revealed it is expecting around 18,000 more people to attend than last year.
Kit de Waal, Clare Mackintosh and C E Morgan are some of the authors competing on the longlist for the inaugural £2,000 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, which celebrates contemporary fiction.
Matilda Woods
Scholastic UK has bought two books from Australian writer Matilda Woods and has sold her debut to 10 territories.
Manchester's Bury Council has voted to close 10 of the borough’s 14 libraries.
Antonia Byatt
English PEN has appointed Antonia Byatt, director of 2016's Cheltenham Literature Festival, to step in as its interim director from 3rd July. 
Matthew Evans
A memorial service in celebration of the life of former Faber m.d. Matthew Evans is being held next Wednesday (5th July) at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

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