Friday, October 21, 2016

The Bookseller - Latest News

HarperCollins grew thriller writer Karin Slaughter's sales in each region where her book Pretty Girls was published under its global publishing programme, Chantal Restivo-Alessi has told The Bookseller.  
Zoella Book Club
Books by Patrick Ness, Sophie Kinsella and David Levithan are amongst eight titles chosen for the second Zoella Book Club.
Vince Cable
Former UK business secretary Vince Cable has written a political thriller, Open Arms, set in a post-Brexit future.
Trans Voices by Declan Henry
UK indie Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is launching a new list of gender-diverse books in January, in a bid to help “encourage greater understanding of gender identity and expression”.
Richard Lennon
Penguin Random House UK Audio has appointed Richard Lennon as editorial director.
GBBO finalists
The three finalists of "The Great British Bake Off", revealed in last night's show (19th October), are signing copies of Hodder and Stoughton's TV tie-in book in bookshops across the UK. 

Margaret Atwood
The BBC's one-hour documentary about women's publisher Virago, founded at a time when publishing was "aggressively male", is set to feature contributions from authors including Margaret Atwood, Sarah Waters, Sarah Dunant, Maya Angelou and Naomi Wolf, alongside past and present Virago editors.
Teri Terry
Hachette Children’s Group division Quercus Children’s Books has acquired a fantasy YA début by Josh Martin, who recently finished an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University.
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction
The Pool co-founder Sam Baker, novelist Aminatta Forna and comic Sara Pascoe will be among the judges for 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Book People
Book People has moved its headquarters from Catteshall Manor on the fringes of Godalming in Surrey to a "spacious" new property in the area to aid its "ambitious plans for the future".
Transworld is publishing the "life-affirming" true story of a 90-year-old widow who shunned chemotherapy and instead decided to hit the road on the adventure of a lifetime.
Belin and Presses Universitaires de France
Humensis is to be the name of the new French group which will be formed by the merger of educational and academic publishers Belin and Presses Universitaires de France (PUF) on 1st December.

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