Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

More transparency around career paths would help a wider range of people access roles in the industry, panellists at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference said yesterday (13th November).
Amazon Studios is producing a multi-season television series based on J R R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in co-operation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and Warner's New Line Cinema.
Seamus Heaney
Biographer and Irish Times journalist Fintan O'Toole is to research and write an authorised life of poet Seamus Heaney, Faber & Faber and the Seamus Heaney Estate have announced.
Penguin Random House UK has launched a new, "inclusive" scheme, called Home Sweet Loan, to support its employees with the cost of a deposit of a rental property.  
Chip Cheek
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has won a debut American novel at auction, about a young couple on their honeymoon in 1957, pitched as reminiscent of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach.
Christina Lamb
William Collins has acquired an "unflinching" account of war through women’s eyes by journalist Christina Lamb, exploring "how rape became a weapon of mass destruction".

Jacqueline Wilson
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is to honour Dame Jacqueline Wilson with the Special Award at this year's British Academy Children’s Awards, held later this month.
The Publishers’ Publicity Circle (PPC) has launched the second year of its mentoring scheme, which this year has expanded to publicists of all levels and will start in January 2018.
Courtney and Carter Reum
Random House Books is publishing a guide for start-ups by former Goldman Sachs investment bankers Courtney and Carter Reum.
Lilli Geissendorfer
Lilli Geissendorfer has been appointed the new director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, which provides funding for the arts, including through the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships.


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