Thursday, July 21, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Stephenie Meyer
Little, Brown is publishing Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s first adult thriller, The Chemist.
The Quarto Group
The Quarto Group has announced changes to its leadership structure with three new positions, including a promotion for Ken Fund to the role of chief operating officer.
Me Before You and After You by Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You duology has sold over a million copies across all editions, as sequel After You (Penguin) spent a third week running as the Official UK Top 50 number one.
Yale Books
Yale University Press, London, has confirmed there have been more redundancies at the company following the departure of former publisher for art and architecture Gillian Malpass last month.
Ed Vaizey
Former culture minister Ed Vaizey and CILIP c.e.o. Nick Poole have engaged in a Twitter row about the former’s perceived lack of leadership over library policy and "very soft" actions while in the role of libraries minister.
The Wee Free Men
The Jim Henson Company is producing a film adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men novel, with the screenplay written by Rhianna Pratchett, the late author’s daughter.

The Jungle Book cover by Johanna Basford
Colouring book author Johanna Basford has designed a colouring-in cover for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (Vintage) in a collaboration between Virgin Books and Vintage Children’s Classics.
Amazon Singles Classics has launched a Singles Classics range on Kindle featuring short stories and essays from writers such as John le Carré and Gloria Steinem.
Hodder & Stoughton is promoting Miranda Hart's new book, Peggy & Me, by collating stories about her fans' pets into a free companion e-book.
The Bronte Society
The Brontë Society has acquired a book for its museum worth £200,000 containing unpublished Brontë manuscripts.
Chatto & Windus
Chatto & Windus is publishing an account of the life of Frank Buckland, a "forgotten yet extraordinary" surgeon, pioneer conservationist and natural historian of the 19th century held in as high esteem as Charles Darwin in his own time.
Graphic novelists Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, known jointly by their company name Metaphrog, have won The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2016 for Best Visual Artist.

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