Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Shakespeare was celebrated with a host of events across the country this weekend, marking 400 years since the playwright's death.
Louisa Joyner is to move from Canongate to Faber to take up the role of editorial director.
Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s is investing in its Ladybird operation by giving Shannon Cullen, publishing director for Puffin’s fiction team, responsibility for the brand.
Scottish novelist and poet Nan Shepherd will appear on the new Scottish £5 note, after being selected by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
In a six-figure preempt, Orbit publisher Tim Holman has acquired world English language rights to a time-travel conspiracy thriller by Robert Dickinson from Oli Munson at A M Heath.
Figures in the trade are feeling "tired but grateful" to all their donors following their grueling 26.2 mile run for the London Marathon.

Jonathan Tel
Jonathan Tel has become the first British writer to win the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award with his “beautifully observed” story "The Human Phonograph".
Hodder & Stoughton,
Hodder has been prompted by the ongoing Panama Papers scandal to bring forward its publication of a probing book on parliament by investigative journalist Martin Williams.
Ben Willis
Ben Willis, head of digital publicity at Transworld, is leaving to join Orion in the role of senior commissioning editor and associate publicist.
Curtis Brown Creative (CBC) is launching its first online creative writing course.
Dan Bilzerian
Blink Publishing is to publish BLITZ by American "internet king" and high stakes gambler Dan Bilzerian.
Apple's movie and iBooks services have been blocked in China less than seven months after launching.

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