Friday, July 22, 2016

Latest from The Bookseller

Penguin Random House will release nine new titles in its Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series for this autumn, including How it Works: The Student and The Ladybird Book of the Meeting.
Independent publishers are showing their support for Europe following Brexit by promoting European literature and calling for a plurality of voices to be heard.
Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Walker Books UK will publish a series of interactive children’s books based on the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".
SPQR by Mary Beard
Blackwell's has named Mary Beard's SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome (Profile) as its Book of the Year for 2016.
HQ is to publish an "accessible and effective" nutrition, fitness and lifestyle book by diver Tom Daley, who will be representing Team GB in the Rio Olympics this August.
Jenny Lord
Jenny Lord, senior editor at Canongate, is joining Weidenfeld & Nicolson as publishing director for non-fiction.


Foyles is partnering with Town Hall and Symphony Hall in Birmingham to bring authors to a combined potential audience of 2,800 people.
Sergio Machado, publisher and c.e.o of Brazil publishing house Editora Record, has died aged 68.
Val McDermid
Little, Brown has acquired two more thrillers from "Queen of Crime" Val McDermid.
Biteback Publishing is to release We Are Arrested: A Journalist’s Notes from a Turkish Prison by journalist Can Dündar.
Rebecca Gray
Orion’s Rebecca Gray has been promoted to the company's head of fiction publicity.
Swallows and Amazons film tie-in
Penguin Random House Children’s will next month publish a new edition of Arthur Ransome's classic children's book Swallows and Amazons to tie-in with the new film adaptation.

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