Thursday, November 09, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Bad Dad
David Walliams’ Bad Dad (HarperCollins Children's) has screeched into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 92,667 copies for £559,227.
Macmillan Publishers in the US is closing its self-publishing platform, Pronoun, bought in May of last year. 
Ruth Jones
"Gavin and Stacey" creator Ruth Jones and BBC Radio Two's Simon Mayo were among the debut novelists presenting their work at a showcase of 2018 talent hosted by Transworld at the Charlotte Hotel in central London.
Donald Trump
Guardian Faber is to publish Collusion, a "gripping, alarming exposé" about the "biggest political scandal of the modern era" in which journalist Luke Harding reveals the true nature of Trump’s decades-long relationship with Russia.
Renée Watson
Bloomsbury Children’s Books is to publish "critically acclaimed" US author Renée Watson for the first time in the UK after buying world rights in five new titles from Bloomsbury Children’s Books US.
German publisher Bastei Lübbe has pulled its investment of mobile storytelling platform Oolipo, once heralded as "the offspring of a love-affair between Netflix, YouTube, and a Snapchat Story", after it failed to gain traction with users and capture the attention of further investors.

Transworld is to publish The Hills, a Norwegian literary novel which has been sold internationally into 14 countries.
Audible has launched a Mandarin offering with more than 300 audiobooks and audio dramas in Mandarin.
 Zuzana Ruzickova
Bloomsbury is to publish the "remarkable" memoir of Zuzana Ruzickova, who survived three Nazi concentration camps, slave labour and the anti-Semitic Communist dictatorship of former Czechoslovakia to become one of the world’s most acclaimed harpsichordists.
Salt is to publish what it calls a "major" chronicle of the last decade by New Statesman editor Jason Cowley, titled Reaching for Utopia.
Nic Bottomley, owner of Mr B's Emporium in Bath, has purchased half the print run of a title from Welsh indie Parthian.
Peter Rabbit
A new trailer for "Peter Rabbit" has been released by Sony Pictures ahead of its release next March.

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