Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Independent booksellers are backing Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project (Contraband) to win the Man Booker Prize, following strong sales.
Penguin Random House UK is launching Flipper, an online book recommendation engine, as part of a Christmas campaign to help customers choose the right Christmas present for loved ones.
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Peter Jackson, the film director behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, is adapting a film version of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines (Scholastic).
Northern Fiction Alliance
Three new independent publishers are to join the Northern Fiction Alliance which intends to position the north of England as a "centre of publishing excellence" .
Mishal Husain
4th Estate has bought the first book by BBC Radio 4 Today presenter Mishal Husain, described as "the ultimate handbook for women".
National Gallery
Two Hachette UK companies, Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) and Octopus, have struck a 10-year partnership with the National Gallery Company to produce activity books for children and adults.

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called on Westminster City Council to halt proposed cuts to the library budget of £750,000 a year "until a proper public consultation has been carried out".
Michael O'Mara
Michael O’Mara Books is publishing Road Racer: It’s In My Blood by "wild man of TT" Michael Dunlop.
Adrian Greenwood
Michael Danaher has been found guilty of murdering author and rare books dealer Adrian Greenwood (pictured) over a first edition of The Wind in the Willows.
The Young Magicians by Nick Mohammed
Penguin Random House Children’s has acquired world rights to a children’s fiction title by actor and magician Nick Mohammed.

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