Thursday, October 27, 2016

Latest news overnight from The Bookseller

Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout, is the first American winner of the Man Booker Prize in its 48-year history, giving Oneworld its second consecutive win of the award.
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Oneworld publisher Juliet Mabey has ordered a 120,000 reprint of Paul Beatty's The Sellout for the UK market following its Man Booker win. The book, brought into paperback in May, will also get an additional 40,000 copies for the Australia market and 10,000 for India.
HarperCollins imprint William Collins has acquired world rights to the autobiography of former prime minister David Cameron in a "hotly contested and significant deal" negotiated with literary agent Ed Victor. 
Sidemen: The Book (Coronet), authored by the supergroup of gaming YouTubers, has become the biggest-selling title of Super Thursday 2016, via Nielsen BookScan.
Lucy Luck
Agent Lucy Luck will join Conville and Walsh on 1st November, departing Aitken Alexander Associates where she has been a senior literary agent since November 2014.
Carlton Publishing Group has hired Japhet Asher as digital director to oversee the company’s augmented reality (AR) and digital product development.

Michael Bond and Paddington
HarperCollins Children’s Books will next year publish a further new Paddington Bear story by Michael Bond.
Kimberley Wyatt
Egmont has signed a three-book children’s fiction deal with TV presenter and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt.
Tim Hely Huthinson
Tim Hely Hutchinson, group c.e.o. for Hachette UK, has made it onto a list published by the FT of 100 leading LBGT executives. Hely Hutchinson came in at number 62.
Pavilion Books has signed the "definitive" guide to healthy eating by the founder of organic supermarket Planet Organic, Renée Elliott.
Daunt Books
Daunt Books Publishing has acquired Elliot Ackerman’s "timely" new novel Dark at the Crossing – a "gripping" contemporary love story set on the Turkish/Syrian border.
Carrie Plitt
Carrie Plitt will be joining Felicity Bryan Associates in Oxford as an agent on 31st October.

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