Friday, December 01, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman’s first instalment of the Book of Dust has been crowned the Waterstones Book of the Year for 2017.
The declining use of textbooks, curriculum reform and how best to respond to tightening school budgets were the hot topics at the annual PA BESA Educational Publishing Conference.
The Society of Authors is urging its members to protest the proposed cuts to Scottish culture funding.
Useless Magic
Singer-songwriter Florence Welch has signed her first book - an illustrated collection of lyrics and poetry.
Italy is to introduce tax breaks for bookshops, with independents eligible for up to €20,000. 
David Farrier and Lisa Woollett have won the inaugural RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for first commissioned works of non-fiction.

Cillian Murphy
Irish actor Cillian Murphy is to star in a new production based on Max Porter's debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Faber).
Clare Bullock
Jonathan Cape assistant editor Clare Bullock is moving to Ebury after five years with the imprint.
Springer Nature
Publisher Springer Nature has confirmed it is exploring an IPO.


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