Saturday, October 22, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Theresa May
Multinational publishers have warned of the consequences of a “hard Brexit” on their businesses, with concerns over whether restrictions on migration would hamper their ability to attract the right talent to work for them.
Folio Prize
The Folio Prize is planned to return in 2017, with its remit extended to include non-fiction for the first time.
Orion Children's Books
Hachette Children’s Group, along with Hachette US and Hachette Australia, has won an eight-publisher Frankfurt auction to acquire debut children’s author Jessica Townsend.
More than 40 companies, individuals and products have been shortlisted across eight different categories at this year's FutureBook Awards.
Nine Dots Prize
The winner of a new prize that asks the question "are digital technologies making politics impossible?" will win $100,000 and a book deal with Cambridge University Press.
China Mieville
Science fiction and fantasy novelist China Miéville is to make a rare foray into non-fiction to pen a “labour of love” history of the Russian revolution for indie press Verso.

T S Eliot Prize
Half of the authors shortlisted for the 2016 T S Eliot Prize are published by Picador. 
Octopus imprint Mitchell Beazley has signed the first title from the founders of craft beer brand BrewDog as well as a food book from BBC presenter James Wong.
Saltire Society
Irvine Welsh, James Kelman and Jenni Fagan have made the 2016 Saltire Society Literary Awards shortlist announced at a special event in Edinburgh, alongside emerging talents Chitra Ramaswamy and Martin MacInnes.
C L Taylor
HarperCollins is expanding its publishing of novelist CL Taylor with deals brokered across three separate imprints, including a "significant" six-figure deal for two further novels with Avon, and a two-book YA thriller deal with HQ.
Foyles Charing Cross Road
Foyles has been inundated with support on social media after the "severe" flooding of its basement which has seen it closed since Monday.
The International Publishers Association General Assembly have voted to admit five new national publishing organisations from Iraq, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal, to extend its "geographical and cultural footprint" broader than it has ever been in its 120-year history.

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