Thursday, November 02, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Miranda Dickinson
Major commercial women’s authors are increasingly the target of a "chilling" fake e-book scam flooding Amazon, The Bookseller has learned.
Scottish flag
The news that Scottish indie Freight Books has been put under the control of a liquidator has been met with distress and dismay from the trade, who lament the strain caused to authors and the "huge loss" of the press from the Scottish publishing landscape.
Philip Pullman and La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage (PRH/David Fickling) has pulled off a second week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 45,015 copies for £546,248.
Alexandra McNicoll
Alexandra McNicoll, currently joint head of translation rights at C+W, is joining A M Heath as director of foreign rights from 3rd January 2018.
Pearson is understood to be in talks with two Asian funds to sell its English-language business, Wall Street English (WSE), for up to $400m.
Mick Herron
Mick Herron's fifth instalment of his Jackson Lamb series, London Rules (John Murray), will be set in the aftermath of Brexit and with the UK dealing with a string of terror attacks. 

Rick Gekoski
Canongate is to publish the second novel from rare book dealer and former Man Booker judge Rick Gekoski simultaneously in the UK, US and Canada.
How to go Vegan
Hodder & Stoughton has partnered with the charity Veganuary to create a "small, beautiful" book promising to make giving up meat and dairy products "easy and fun".
Patrice Lawrence
A “shake-up” of the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction will see author Patrice Lawrence, BookTrust’s Emily Drabble and The Good Immigrant contributor Darren Chetty joining the judging panel.
Black & White Publishing
Black & White Publishing has acquired a "compelling" crime thriller by award-winning security correspondent Cormac O’Keeffe.
The Sharjah Publishing City, intended to become a new publishing hub in the Middle East, is now officially open.

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