Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

London Book Fair

Publishers and agents are divided on the London Book Fair's decision to shift the event from April to March in 2019 and 2020.

British Library

Women earn 6.2% less than men per hour at the British Library, it has been revealed.


HarperCollins Children’s Books is set to release new editions of classic Paddington books, as well as a new collection of stories, to mark 60 years since the iconic bear made it into print.


Supply chain organisation the BIC has urged publishers to stop using “hugely confusing” blurb material in title and subtitle metadata fields.

Aylsham Books

Two brothers are looking to sell their 110-year-old bookshop to an enthusiastic new owner—and hope a philanthropic gesture will help attract the right buyer.

Simon Scarrow

Headline has struck a new six-book deal with historical fiction author Simon Scarrow.


Sherman Alexie

US-based author Sherman Alexie has declined the American Library Association’s 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction following the emergence of sexual harassment accusations against him.

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson has written a new Tracy Beaker novel, this time showing Beaker as a mother with a child of her own.

Orion Children's Books

Orion Children’s Books, part of Hachette Children’s Group, has bought a story about refugees and friendship by debut author Onjali Q. Raúf.

PopUp Projects

A new exhibition, funded by Arts Council England and coinciding with London Book Fair's Baltic market focus, will be showcasing diverse, emerging artists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK in April and May.

'NYT' Profiles Treehouse Series Creator: The 'New York Times' profiles the bestselling Australian children's author.

Should Authors Control Their Own Legacy?: Many a great author has had directions for how their works should be handled after they die. But should they get a say?

On Writing Plath's Obit...55 Years Late: Anemona Hartocollis explains how she tackled her 'New York Times' obituary of Sylvia Plath, which was published 55 years after the author's death as part of the paper's new "Overlooked" series.

Is Stan Lee Under Attack?: The 95-year-old, who recently lost his wife, is "surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks," writes Mark Ebner at 'The Daily Beast."

Tackling the Door-Stoppers in a TBR Pile: 'Book Riot' offers five tips on how you can finally get cracking on the long books in your to-be-read shelf.


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