Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Penguin Random House UK has told staff where its various publishing houses will be based following the office move in 2020, when its lease at 80 Strand expires and its tenancy at One Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms SW8 begins. 
Publishers' Publicity Circle
Hodder’s Louise Swannell and Pan Macmillan’s Dusty Miller have been recognised for their “standout” campaigns for Erin Kelly’s He Said/ She Said and Adam Kay’s junior doctor diaries This is Going to Hurt at the PPC Annual Awards for 2017.
NIgel Viney
Nigel Viney, former managing director of William Heinemann, has died at the age of 95. 
Mark Griffin
Actor and scriptwriter Mark Griffin, also known for appearing as Trojan in the hit 90s ITV show "Gladiators", is publishing a London-based thriller series with Little, Brown.
The World's Fittest Book
Sphere is publishing The World’s Fittest Book by endurance athlete and adventurer Ross Edgley, who most recently swam 60k between two islands while towing a 45kg log.
Peter Rabbit
Kew Gardens will host a Peter Rabbit themed festival this year after striking a deal with Penguin Ventures, part of Penguin Random House.

Calling Mr Tom
David M Barnett’s novel Calling Major Tom (Trapeze Books) has been optioned for film by London-based production company Vision3, an outfit known for its 3D filmmaking on projects such as Warner Bro’s "Gravity" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".
William Collins
William Collins is to publish Girl With Dove: A Child’s Escape Through Reading, a memoir from Oxford lecturer Sally Bayley.
Canongate has signed an "epic novel for our anxiety-ridden times" by Victor LaValle titled The Changeling.

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