Thursday, April 21, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Why Vote Leave
Three EU referendum titles have charted in the top 5,000 bestselling books of the week after rival campaigns kicked off, with Daniel Hannan’s Why Vote Leave rocketing up the chart.
he Road to Little Dribbling
Bill Bryson has claimed his 10th week as the UK official number one with The Road to Little Dribbling (Black Swan)— his first top spot in nine years, since The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (Black Swan) took the number one in 2007.  
Bologna Children's Book Fair
The number of people attending the Bologna Children’s Book Fair increased 9.2% this year compared to 2015, with foreign visitor attendance growing 16.8%, according to the organisers. The number of Italian visitors was also up, increasing 4.1%.
Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan's adult division has announced three major promotions for editors Wayne Brookes, Caroline Hogg and Jamie Coleman.
The Book People co-founder and former c.e.o. Seni Glaister is preparing to release "Airbnb for the dining table".
The Sympathizer
Debut novel The Sympathizer by Vietnam-born Viet Thanh Nguyen has won the 100th annual 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Prime Now
Amazon has launched Prime Now, a service which offers one-hour delivery on more than 15,000 items to Prime members, in selected postcodes in Leeds.
Jim Murphy
The former Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has joined new business publisher Global Professional Publishing in the role of chairman.
the literary platform
Joanna Ellis has stepped down from her role as partner at The Literary Platform after four years at the consultancy.
London Radical Book Fair
Booksellers and publishers including Influx Press, Cassava Republic and Five Leaves will be coming together with artists and activists for a “celebration of radical and progressive publishing” at the London Radical Book Fair on 7th May.
Zanna van Dijk
Headline has signed the first book from Instagram star, qualified personal trainer and nutrition consultant, blogger, and co-founder of the "#girlgains movement", Zanna van Dijk.
In or Out?: Europe in Cartoons
Amberley is to publish a book of cartoons about the EU referendum from "one of Britian's leading cartoonists", Kipper Williams.

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