Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Analysts have said new ownership of Waterstones "makes sense", following reports that its Russian owner, Alexander Mamut, has appointed banker N M Rothschild to contact potential buyers for the chain.
Freight Books
A liquidator has taken control of troubled Scottish publisher Freight Books and all employee contracts have been terminated.
Tom Fletcher
McFly band member turned children's author Tom Fletcher has claimed a "world first" with a musical edition of his highly successful middle-grade novel The Christmasaurus.
Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired To War with the Walkers, a new social history of World War Two, following a five-way auction.
The Bookseller is calling on members of the trade to complete its survey on harassment in the industry.
Ben Okri
Hodder & Stoughton has commissioned poet and novelist Ben Okri to compile an anthology of "inspiring" political poetry, Red Like Lions: Poetry for the Many, to publish in spring 2018.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books will publish another two books from Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, a descendant of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
Trevor Barnes
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has bought a "major" new non-fiction title, Dead Doubles by writer and journalist Trevor Barnes, about the discovery, pursuit and capture of the Portland Spy Ring.
Faber & Faber
Faber & Faber has signed a "wildly entertaining, whip-smart" debut about modern love by Luke Tredget entitled Kismet.
Fitzcarraldo Editions is to publish its first debut novel, a "brilliant" coming-of age novel by Patrick Langley entitled Arkady.

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