Sunday, December 16, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

BBA 2019
The Bookseller is expanding The British Book Awards (a.k.a. The Nibbies) by splitting the Children’s Book of the Year category in two and adding a new prize for Small Press of the Year.
Head of Zeus
A redundancy process has begun at independent Head of Zeus, with a number of posts involved, The Bookseller understands.
Bertrams Group
Bertram Group has acquired Education Umbrella, a leading supplier of books and digital learning resources, in its first strategic bolt-on acquisition under its new ownership.
Export Nibbie
A new British Book Award celebrating the best in publishing exports—a sector worth £3.4bn to the trade annually—will be awarded for the first time next year.
The Bookseller Podcast
The Bookseller is this month launching a podcast to run alongside The British Book Awards.
Eleanor Dryden
Eleanor Dryden, currently publishing director at Bonnier Zaffre, is joining Headline Review in April to head up its commercial fiction team.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz is proving indelible in both the Mass-Market Fiction chart number one—it racked up its 10th consecutive pole last week—and the Weekly E-Book Ranking top spot, which it grabbed for a sixth time.
Lisa Finch
Bloomsbury’s Lisa Finch will join Canongate in February to cover Steph Scott’s maternity leave.
Michael Morpurgo
Daunt Books, Waterstones and Foyles are raising money for The Passage, a charity that supports people who are homeless, by selling a book of short stories by AS Byatt, Lennie James and Michael Morpurgo.
Jenni Murray
Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray is publishing a book called Fat Cow, Fat Chance with Transworld, investigating the science, social history and psychology of women and weight.
Libraries Connected
Libraries Connected, the charity formerly known as the Society of Chief Librarians, has been awarded £75,000 from the Arts Council to develop better regional support.
A document has been unearthed revealing the existence of a secret “book club” among the CIA operatives who campaigned against the USSR during the Cold War.

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