Friday, August 26, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Heavy readers switching to use e-book subscription services would have a "huge impact" on the revenue of book publishers, c.e.o of Penguin Random House (PRH) US Markus Dohle has warned.
HarperCollins Children’s Books is to publish Michael Morpurgo's The Fox and the Ghost King, a fable about Leicester City Football Club's historic football premiership win, originally written for BBC Radio 4.
Children of Time
British writer Adrian Tchaikovsky has won the Arthur C Clarke award for science fiction for his novel Children of Time (Pan Macmillan).
Neil Gaiman
The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods will launch for Amazon Prime members in the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan in 2017.
Every prisoner will soon be given a book to read while they are held in police custody under a new scheme.
Malorie Blackman
The BBC is set to adapt Malorie Blackman's classic YA novel Noughts and Crosses for television.

Oxford Dictionaries is launching the #OneWordMap, an initiative designed to invite the public to answer a series of language-related questions.
Penguin Press is to publish the first solo book from Henry Eliot, the editor-at-large of Penguin Classics and co-author of Curiocity (Particular Books).
Amazon has established a programme to donate Kindle e-readers, e-books and Fire tablets to readers in developing nations.
Nik Southern
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired How Not to Kill Your Plants: Know, Grow & Style by Nik Southern, founder of contemporary flower studio Grace & Thorn.
The BBC has signed a deal to adapt seven more of the late Agatha Christie's works.

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