Wednesday, May 09, 2018

From The Bookseller

Publishers are marking Mental Health Awareness Week by encouraging authors to talk openly about mental health, hosting "positive mental attitude workouts” at their offices and engaging in frank discussions in podcasts and online.
Bloomsbury has agreed an "important" content partnership with Spotify, which will see the music streaming service exclusively offer titles from the publisher's 33 1/3 series to listeners.
Joseph Knobbs
Waterstones' crime buyer and noir novelist Joseph Knobbs is leaving the company after almost a decade to become a full-time writer. 
Novelist Junot Díaz has reportedly pulled out of Sydney Writers’ Festival following accusations of sexually inappropriate behaviour.
Second Home
Second Home is to open a new poetry bookshop at its Holland Park co-working branch in London, at the same time as launching a "bold and joyous" five-day poetry festival.
Michael Morpurgo
Michael Morpurgo has bemoaned the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in an article for the Guardian, saying voters were “deluded by lies and statistics”.

Emma Bradshaw
Emma Bradshaw is leaving Bloomsbury Children’s Books to become the Bookseller Association’s new head of campaigns.
Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
The Holtzbrinck Publishing Group has doubled its share order in the planned initial public offering of Springer Nature, from €100m to €200m.
Little Monkey
BookTrust has chosen Little Monkey by author and illustrator Marta Altés (Macmillan Children’s Books) for this year’s Time to Read campaign.
Penguin Random House UK
The Daily Mail and Penguin Random House have launched the third year of their nationwide competition to search for a new writing talent.

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