Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Claire Malcolm
London-based publishing houses are “struggling” to work out how to “address the problem of regional diversity”, New Writing North's Claire Malcolm has said. 
S&S UK has signed up to the Society of Authors seven-point plan to ensure special sales do not affect writers’ earnings or damage the publishing market.
Trade union Unison is to hold a day of campaigning for libraries which will see the organisation call on decision makers to take action on “shameful” spending cuts.
Tracy Gow
A wedding photographer has won a publishing contract with HarperCollins imprint Mills & Boon after winning Prima Magazine’s Love to Write competition.
Sandie Jones
Pan Macmillan has signed up newspaper and magazine journalist Sandie Jones’ debut, a “dark domestic” psychological thriller called The Other Woman.
Sarah Wilson
I Quit Sugar (Bluebird) author Sarah Wilson has moved to Transworld in a new book deal which will see her turn her "fierce investigatory skills" onto the subject of anxiety.

Mirror Books
Trinity Mirror's publishing imprint Mirror Books has acquired three titles in a new crime series by author and playwright Lynn Brittney.
Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, Joanna Trollope, Lemn Sissay and Joanne Harris are throwing their weight behind a five day yoga challenge, organised by The Society of Authors.
Deadknobs and Doomsticks
Caffeine Nights Publishing has signed world rights to a collection of "dark and surreal" horror stories from comedian Joe Pasquale.
Neil Carmichael
Neil Carmichael, a former Conservative MP and recent chair of the Education Select Committee, is to write on education reform for independent John Catt.

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