Friday, June 24, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Philip Pullman
Authors including Philip Pullman and Cathy Cassidy have responded to figures which suggest a “major” drop in the take-up of arts subjects at GCSE level, saying the discreditation of these subjects will do damage that will “last for generations”.
Lisa McInerney
Lisa McInerney has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 for The Glorious Heresies (John Murray) following closely on the heels of her Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction win just two weeks ago.
Penguin Random House UK Design Award 2016
Three students were announced as the winners of the Penguin Random House UK Design Award 2016, each receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to undertake a work placement with the publisher.
Storytel’s purchase of Sweden's second largest publishing house, Norstedts, was no surprise to the trade.
Julia Silk
Former Orion editor Julia Silk is forging a new career path as a literary agent in association with MBA Literary Agents.
WH Smith
Retailer WH Smith has appointed Gavin McKechnie as the international operations director of its travel division.
Amazon Kindle
Amazon has launched its latest, “most affordable” Kindle, which is marketed as being thinner, lighter and with twice the memory as the previous generation for the same price of £59.99.
Kids Company
Biteback is to publish the story of charity Kids Company by its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Bee Wilson, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Rachel Roddy were among the names honoured at the Guild of Food Writers Awards 2016.
Margaret Thomson Davis
Author Margaret Thomson Davis has died after a short illness.
Carnegie Library pop-up
To coincide with a council-run exhibition about the future of Carnegie Library in London's Lambeth, campaigners created a "pop-up" library to recreate "some of the things we loved" about Carnegie.
Pickled Ink
Helen Boyle, a literary scout and magazine editor, is joining Pickled Ink as an agent.

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