Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Samantha Shannon
The Bone Season author Samantha Shannon has expressed her frustration with the attitude of those who pirate her work, with some fans openly committing piracy and saying authors "should be grateful [they] even have readers".
The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story, a sci-fi comedy called "The Inspection Chamber", available through Amazon Alexa.
A Simon & Schuster book exploring the human consequences of the General Motors assembly plant closure in an American town has won the £30,000 Business Book of the Year Award 2017.
Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks
HarperCollins imprint Avon Books has made some "key" changes to its editorial team following publishing director Helen Huthwaite’s maternity leave this October.
DJ Target
Trapeze is publishing a book from DJ Target on the growth of grime, Grime Kids, charting its rise from subculture to international phenomenon.
Carla Josephson
At HarperCollins, The Borough Press has appointed Carla Josephson to the position of commissioning editor, replacing Holly Ainley, who will leave HarperCollins in December to "pursue other projects".

Jeremy Treglown
Creative writing charity Arvon has appointed biographer Jeremy Treglown, a former editor of the Times Literary Supplement, to be its new chair.
International Publishers Association
The International Publishers Association has protested "crude and ham-fisted attempts at censorship" of a new book by investigative journalist Jacques Pauw accusing the South African president, Jacob Zuma, of tax evasion and corruption. 
404 Ink
Scottish publishers 404 Ink and BHP Comics are partnering to bring out a graphic novel anthology in celebration of the centenary of women gaining the vote in the UK.
Yellow Kite
Yellow Kite is publishing Swim Wild by Yorkshire-born brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie Hudson, known for their ambitious open water swimming.

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