Friday, April 22, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Bard is My Bag
Booksellers across the country have been gearing up for "Shakespeare Saturday" spinning off from the Booksellers Association’s Books Are My Bard campaign.
John Blake Publishing
Authors have complained after publisher John Blake has delayed their royalty payments while the company installs a new computerised system.
James Tait Black Prizes
A “fascinating” range of books including four titles from Faber & Faber have been shortlisted for Britain’s “oldest literary awards” - the James Tait Black fiction and biography prizes.
Streets of Darkness
Film rights to A. A. Dhand's "gritty" Bradford-based thriller Streets of Darkness have gone to FilmWave, the producers behind the recent adaptation of J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy for the BBC and HBO.
Klaus Flugge Prize
Fourteen publishers have made the longlist for this year’s inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize for illustrated picture books, with Quarto imprint Frances Lincoln topping the list with three titles.
Pinter & Martin
Brixton-based indie publisher Pinter & Martin is set to open a new multi-purpose venue complete with b

Curtis Brown c.e.o Jonny Geller has said he is looking for manuscripts which take the reader "on a bridge to somwhere new" during a TEDx Talk organised by TEDxOxford.
Ian Rankin
Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin is presenting two prestigious creative writing awards to a teenager at the Royal Blind School.
New Welsh Writing Awards
Literary magazine New Welsh Review has longlisted nine writers for this year’s the ‘New Welsh Writing Awards 2016: University of South Wales Prize for Travel Writing’, including John Harrison and Nathan Llywelyn Munday.
Guardian Faber
Guardian Faber has acquired Veneto: Recipes from an Italian Country Kitchen by food writer and photographer Valeria Necchio, to be published in June 2017.

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