Saturday, November 19, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay
Waterstones is gearing up for the release of J K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them screenplay (Little, Brown Book Group) today (18th November) to be its second biggest title of the year.
Conor Whelan
Eason is on track to retain its profitability this year, with single-digit revenue growth, its c.e.o. Conor Whelan has told The Bookseller on the eve of the all-important Christmas bookselling season. However, the chain’s chief also warned of the potential impact Brexit could have on the recovering company’s fortunes.
Ursula Mackenzie
Little, Brown chairman Ursula Mackenzie yesterday (17th November) celebrated her 35-year career with friends and colleagues at Belvedere Restaurant in Holland Park, London, ahead of her planned retirement at the end of 2016.
Alison Hennessey
Raven Books, the new crime imprint from Bloomsbury, will launch in January with the publication of Erica Ferencik’s The River at Night.
Chatto & Windus
Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage, has acquired The Language of Kindness by Costa Award-winning novelist Christie Watson following a "hotly contested" auction involving 14 publishers.
Alex Wheatle
Alex Wheatle has won the 50th Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for his “hard-hitting” novel Crongton Knights (Atom).

Janet Ellis
Books from Janet Ellis, Ethan Canin and Robert Seethaler have been nominated for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award alongside Gayle Forman, Tom Connolly and Erri de Luca.
HarperCollins binaural recording
HarperCollins has partnered with media and entertainment group Global to create the first "3D sound" book extract to be recorded in binaural sound.
Audible is to give away audiobooks from Patti Smith, Jon Ronson, HarperLee and others for free to mark the launch of a new feature which will enable listeners to give any audiobook they own to others.
Brenda Marsh
Abrams & Chronicle Books' m.d. Brenda Marsh has made her first structural changes to the company since her appointment in June.

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