Friday, November 03, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller including Manchester named UNESCO City of Literature

Springer Nature
Publisher Springer Nature has blocked access to 1,000 journal articles in China.
The Octopus Publishing Group has acquired 27-year-old indie Summersdale. 
Tom Hanks
Hollywood star turned author Tom Hanks appeared at a sold-out event with Penguin Live last night, marking the finale of Southbank Centre’s biggest ever London Literature Festival at the Royal Festival Hall. 
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
The Book Marketing Society has crowned its winners for the best marketing campaigns for the summer period, between April and August 2017.
The Good Journal
The Good Journal, a quarterly literary journal launched by Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford to showcase UK BAME writers, has exceeded its £40k crowd-funding target.
Literacy charities Beanstalk and Reading Matters are merging, in a move said to enable the organisations “to reach more children and young people who need support with their reading”. 

Manchester has been named as a UNESCO City of Literature and will develop a programme of cultural events and projects across the city in celebration.
the Great Gatsby
Vintage Classics has partnered with online design brand MADE.COM to redesign the covers on a collection of three classics: The Great Gatsby, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Linda Nochlin
Art historian Linda Nochlin, a Thames & Hudson author, has died aged 86.
Avon has bought three more books from crime author Jacqui Rose, following her brief stint with fellow HarperCollins imprint HQ.
Pushkin Children's
Pushkin Children’s Books has announced its second open submission initiative, following on from the success of the first round last year, which led to the acquisition of YA title The Collective by Lindsey Whitlock.

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