Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Theresa May
Staff at independent bookshop Kenilworth Books have written an open letter to Theresa May lamenting the "deep injustice" of libraries cuts, which they say are threatening the nation’s literacy.
After months of speculation, Amazon has opened in Australia, promising to “create thousands of new jobs and invest hundreds of millions of dollars” in the country.
Ian Rankin
Leading Scottish writers including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Denise Mina have called on the Scottish government to halt potentially "devastating" cuts to arts and literature for "the good of everyone in Scotland".
PRH Write Now
A bisexual woman with an anxiety disorder, a care leaver and a woman suffering from a genetic condition are among the 11 unpublished writers to be part of Penguin Random House’s next WriteNow programme.
Global Kids Connect
“Economic markers are positive,” proclaimed NPD-BookScan's Kristen McLean in the opening presentation at the Bologna Book Fair/Publishers Weekly Global Kids Connect conference in New York. 
James Oswald
James Oswald, author of the Inspector McLean series, is to move from Penguin to Headline imprint Wildfire for his next four books.

Cengage is to launch Cengage Unlimited, a subscription service enabling students to access its entire digital portfolio for one set price, in the US.
Penguin Random House UK
Penguin Random House has scored two out of the three shortlisted titles for best first novel from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards.
Templar Books
Templar Publishing is launching a dragon-themed prize for aspiring illustrators as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.
Creative Access
Diversity social enterprise Creative Access is launching a new mentoring scheme and is seeking volunteers from the publishing industry.
Gayle Forman
Simon & Schuster Children’s UK has bought two new YA novels from If I Stay author Gayle Forman.
Jeff Kinney and Francesca Dow
Penguin Random House Children's held a breakfast at the Ritz to celebrate 10 years of publishing Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid novels, and to thank the retailers and journalists who have supported the series.

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