Thursday, November 16, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Booksellers Association
More than 100 local authorities have yet to deliver business rate relief to local businesses, it has been revealed.
Bad Dad
David Walliams’ Bad Dad (HarperCollins) has accelerated by 21% in volume week-on-week for its second week in the Official UK Top 50 number one spot, selling 112,672 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Michael Bond and Paddington
A host of authors and illustrators, publishing chiefs, and high-profile actors were among those who remembered children's author Michael Bond CBE at a service held at St Paul's Cathedral.
Charlie Brotherstone
Charlie Brotherstone, literary agent at Ed Victor Ltd, is opening his own agency.
Benedict Allen
The explorer and writer Benedict Allen has gone missing while on an expedition in the jungle in Papua New Guinea.
Sue Black
Dr Sue Black is to present the FutureBook Awards at this year’s FutureBook Conference, to be held on 1st December in London.

Louie Stowell
Penguin Random House Children's imprint Ladybird is bolstering its publishing team with the hire of Louie Stowell, who moves from Usborne after 12 years.
child reading
Publishers and retailers including Amazon, W H Smith, Walker Books and Penguin Random House have signed a pledge to "tackle the nation’s growing literacy and social mobility crisis".
Literature Wales
Literature Wales is to administer the Wales Book of the Year awards in 2018, although the future of the prize is still under review.
Ricardo Nuila
Little, Brown has acquired The Poor Unfortunates: Stories from a Safety Net Hospital by Ricardo Nuila in a 48-hour pre-empt. 
Kamila Shamsie
Writers including Kamila Shamsie and Madeleine Thien are taking part in PEN International's campaign The Day of the Imprisoned Writer, championing the cause of five imprisoned writers. 
Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by Andrea McLean
Transworld has acquired Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by author and "Loose Women" presenter Andrea McLean, in which she sheds "timely and welcome" light on the subject of the menopause.

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