Saturday, November 28, 2015

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Bookseller 100
This year's Bookseller 100—our annual list of the main movers and shakers in the book trade—marks a generational shift.
Black Friday
Publishers roll out their Black Friday deals to consumers.
Bloomsbury won three awards at the 2015 British Book Design and Production Awards, including the "coveted" Book of the Year award.
Kathy Settle
The Libraries Taskforce has received funding for a further four years, its c.e.o Kathy Settle has revealed, as it delivered its six-month progress report.
Summer Reading Challenge 2015
The number of children in the UK who took part in The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge this year was down 2.8% on last year’s figure.
Michael Tamblyn
Michael Tamblyn has been made c.e.o of Kobo, taking over from Takahito Aiki, who was in charge of the company for just under two years.

William Hill Sports Book of the Year,
David Goldblatt’s study of the “changing face of English football and how it reflects the nation as a whole”, has been named the winner of the 27th William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.
This Book is Gay
James Dawson has spoken of his frustration that a group of parents in Alaska are trying to get his non-fiction YA title This Book is Gay banned from the local library, saying there are some “hate-filled people in this world”.
Stewart Lee
Faber has signed Content Provider, a new book from award-winning comedian and writer Stewart Lee.
Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Thomas Morris, Catherine Nixey and Duncan White are the recipients of the 2015 winners of the RSL Jerwood Awards for Non Fiction.
The Book of Strange New Things
Michel Faber has won the 2015 Saltire Book of the Year award for The Book of Strange New Things (Canongate).
DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Penguin Random House has three titles shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 which reflects “the variety and vigour” of South Asian fiction writing and writing about South Asia.

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