Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Bookseller

Capital Crime
A 'Comic-Con' style crime and thriller festival will launch in London in 2019, founded by Goldsboro Books m.d. David Headley and novelist and screenwriter Adam Hamdy.
SAGE has acquired technology start-up Lean Library and its associated products, for an undisclosed sum.
Joe Wicks
The starting gun for the autumn season has sounded with 17 new titles in the UK Official Top 50—many of which will undoubtedly feature in the race for the Christmas number one—including this week's chart-topper, Joe Wicks' Joe's 30-Minute Meals (Bluebird). 
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has pre-empted a “dazzling multi-generational” novel from an Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate which was the subject of a nine-publisher auction in the US.
Headline will publish a book about the history of video games by comedian and gaming expert Steve McNeil.
The Greene Door Project
Literary agency Greene & Heaton is to launch an open submissions initiative for writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Syima Aslam
Syima Aslam, the founder of the Bradford Literature Festival, was last night announced as the winner of the Hospital Club h 100 Award in the publishing and writing category.
Scribe has commissioned three “fascinating forays into European non-fiction” as part of its “recommitment” to the genre.
Hay Festival
The economic impact of the Hay Festival on the local area has totalled more than £70m in the past three years, according to research carried out for the event.
Ebury Press has bought an “epic love story with a twist” by Roxie Cooper.
Mantle has bought a second novel by Frances Maynard, about a “social misfit” recently released from prison.

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