Sunday, August 06, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

John Fallon
A further 3,000 jobs are set to be axed at Pearson by 2020 as part of the company’s bid to save £300m, its chief executive John Fallon revealed today.
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has returned to the Weekly E-Ranking number one spot, for a sixth non-consecutive week.
Wainwright Prize
A story about the relationship between nature and the British soldiers of the Great War has won the £5,000 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize.
JK Rowling
J K Rowling has topped a list of the world’s 11 highest paid authors for the first time in almost a decade.
Ken Follett
Pan Macmillan has launched an exclusive global book club for Ken Follett fans with digital reading platform The Pigeonhole.
Trade union Unison is challenging Derby City Council's decision to stop running 10 libraries.

Vanity Fair
Tina Brown, former editor-in-chief of Condé Nast magazine Vanity Fair, is publishing her diaries from eight years in the job with Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Tom Hanks
Tickets to actor Tom Hanks' only event in the UK to promote his new collection of short stories, Uncommon Type (William Heinemann), have sold out in under two hours. 
Max Manning
Wildfire has acquired a debut crime novel, Now You See by journalist Max Manning, about the dark side of social media.
Cricklewood Bookshop
A man has been sentenced following an "entirely unprovoked" hate crime victimising The Cricklewood Islamic Bookshop in North West London.
Silvertail Books
Silvertail has signed Ravenhill, a "stunning" debut novel from a "brilliant new voice in crime fiction", John Steele.

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