Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Pottermore, the digital content company for J K Rowling's Harry Potter books, returned to growth in its last financial year as the firm’s decision to make its e-books and audiobooks available via Amazon, Apple, Audible and others “really paid off”.
William Trevor
Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer Sir William Trevor has died, aged 88.
The Great British Bake Off
Independent bookshops are gearing up for a second year of events to mark “Civilised Saturday” – billed as the antidote to the mayhem of deep discounting day Black Friday.
Maria Garbutt-Lucero
Faber has appointed ​Maria Garbutt-Lucero to the position of publicity and campaigns manager with immediate effect.
Molly Flatt
Molly Flatt, associate editor for FutureBook and digital editor for Phoenix magazine, is publishing a debut novel, set between the cafés of Shoreditch and the wilds of Orkney, with Pan Macmillan.
Elena Lappin
Elena Lappin will be leaving her role as editor-at-large for One, an imprint of Pushkin Press, in Spring 2017. 

Penderyn Music Book Prize
Bruce Springsteen's memoir Born to Run (Simon & Schuster) has been longlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize alongside memoirs from musicians Johnny Marr and Robbie Robertson.
How Machines Work
How Machines Work by David Macaulay (Dorling Kindersley) was today announced as the winner of the £10,000 Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2016, which champions the best science books for under-14s.
Barnes & Noble
American bookselling chain Barnes & Noble has appointed Demos Parneros to the role of chief operating officer, effective immediately.
George R R Martin
Gollancz has acquired High Stakes, the 23rd book in the Wild Card series, a long-running sci-fi and superhero series co-edited by bestselling author George R R Martin and Melinda M Snodgrass. 
OWN IT! has signed a "very special debut" by poet J J Bola entitled No Place to Call Home following a "keenly and closely contested" auction.

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