Friday, November 18, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Donald Trump
As the 67th National Book Awards were about to get underway in New York last night (16th November), 76- year-old U.S. Congressman John Lewis, an American hero and living legend of the Civil Rights Movement, told The Bookseller: "We have to continue to stand up, speak up, and continue to fight. We don’t have a choice. This, too, shall pass.”
Roger Hobbs
American thriller writer Roger Hobbs, author of Ghostman and Vanishing Games (Transworld), has died, aged 28, after an overdose.
Graham Norton
Marian Keyes, Graham Norton, Mike McCormack, Paul O’ Connell and Tana French are some of winners of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 held in Dublin’s Double Tree Hilton yesterday evening (16th November).
Melinda Salisbury
YA author Melinda Salisbury has asked her publisher not to submit her books for review to newspapers such as the Daily Mail in support of the ‘Stop Funding Hate’ movement.
Sharlene Teo
Picador has acquired Ponti by Sharlene Teo, winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers’ Award for an unpublished writer, after a seven-way auction.
Carole Blake
The late agent Carole Blake has been honoured with the Agent of the Year award at the Romantic Novelists' Association's (RNA) second industry awards.

Association of American Publishers
US publishers’ revenues fell 3.4% year-on-year to $5.37bn (£4.32bn) for the first half of 2016, new statistics from the Association of American Publishers have revealed.
Prophecy by S J Parris
Prophecy by S J Parris (HarperCollins) has been chosen as the focus of Cityread London’s 2017 campaign.
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan will not be attending the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Sweden to collect his award, the Swedish Academy has revealed.
Delegates at this year’s FutureBook Conference will be able to get hands-on experience of the latest virtual reality headsets, discuss trends in the US audiobooks market and learn how to “reach the millennial audience” with Spotify.
Hillsborough Untold by Norman Bettison
Sir Norman Bettison, the former chief constable of both Merseyside and West Yorkshire Police, has defended his book about the Hillsborough disaster, saying he is “entitled" to tell his story.
Harry Gwinner
Nobrow children's imprint Flying Eye was named a winner in the 2016 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature awards, presented in Shanghai, China, earlier today (Thursday 17th November).

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