Friday, July 07, 2017

Latest News friom The Bookseller

Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press has reported turnover up 3.3% on a like-for-like basis at constant currency rates, at £847.4m, for the year ending 31st March 2017.
Charlie redmayne
Charlie Redmayne paid tribute to the veterans of the publishing industry who had passed away in the “brutal” last year at the HarperCollins summer party.
Branford Boase Award
Chicken House’s Barry Cunningham has won the Branford Boase Award for the third time for his editorial work on Beetle Boy.
Matthew Evans
Robert McCrum, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ted Hughes’ widow Carol Hughes, Melvyn Bragg and Andrew Lloyd Webber were among those paying tribute to Matthew Evans at a memorial service held at the Royal Court Theatre.
Sphere has won an auction for debut thriller writer Vanessa Savage in a six-figure deal for two books.
Abigail Bergstrom
Gleam Futures has launched Gleam Titles, the literary arm of the agency, which will have a focus on signing “digitally-minded writers”.

Kathy Settle
The chief executive of the Libraries Taskforce, Kathy Settle, has waded into the debate about desk space rentals, saying it is a "business opportunity" for the sector.
Richard Powers
American novelist Richard Powers is publishing a new novel, The Overstory, with William Heinemann.
The Outrun
English PEN has awarded Amy Liptrot the PEN Ackerley Prize 2017 for her "exhilarating and rigourously unsentimental" memoir The Outrun (Canongate).
Rebecca Fleet
Transworld is publishing psychological thriller The House Swap, and another as-yet-untitled novel, by Rebecca Fleet.
Resilient Reptiles
Jake Williams, creator of a "beautifully" designed and illustrated children's book Resilient Reptiles, has received a New Designers Award, presented by the V&A.
Pan Macmillan has acquired a biography from Judith Mackrell about "bold and brilliant" women who became war correspondents.

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