Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Stephen Page
"The independent sector is in good health and good heart, but it needs to think freshly about the way the world is," Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page has said.
Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House and the Daily Mail have launched a “major” competition which will offer new writing talent a publishing deal and a £20,000 advance.
Booksellers should have the power to price books themselves, as removing the r.r.p. gives retailers more flexibility, Irish booksellers have testified.

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
The six-strong shortlist for this year’s £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award includes Colum McCann and British writer Jonathan Tel, winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Livre Paris
The revamped four-day Paris Book Fair, now called Livre Paris, closed last night with a drop in visitor numbers of about 15% from last year’s 180,000, which in turn were 10% fewer than the year before.
Richard Adams
Watership Down author Richard Adams has written a picture book about a dragon made out of old egg cartons, according to the Independent.
Lizzie Armitstead
Blink Publishing is to publish an autobiography of Olympic silver medalist and reigning world, commonwealth and national road race champion, Lizzie Armitstead, as the first title of new imprint, Blink Sports.
The Ice Twins
HarperCollins will bring out The Fire Child, the second book from S K Tremayne, whose debut The Ice Twins was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, this summer.
A Kestrel for a Knave
Barry Hines, author of 1968 novel A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin Modern Classics), has died aged 76.
Ali Smith
Writers Ali Smith and Elif Shafak are to contribute to a collection of original essays on bookshops around the world, titled Browse, to be published by Pushkin Press this autumn.
Hannah Corbett
Salt Publishing has appointed Hannah Corbett, former communications director of Simon & Schuster, to develop its publicity strategy.
The Beach at Night
Europa Editions is to publish a children’s book by Elena Ferrante titled The Beach at Night.

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