Thursday, November 24, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

costa book awards
Books by Maggie O’Farrell, Kit de Waal, Kate Tempest and Francesca Simon are among those shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Book Awards, in a strong year for women writers.
Roland Philipps
Roland Philipps is leaving Hachette after 22 years at Hodder & Stoughton, most recently as publisher of John Murray, to concentrate on working as a consultant with publishers and authors, as well as his own writing career.
Sebastian Mallaby
Sebastian Mallaby has won the £30,000 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016 for The Man Who Knew (Bloomsbury).
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of the Hachette Children’s Group, has signed a book deal with Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Dean Drew
Blackwell’s has hired Dean Drew to the newly-created role of sales and marketing director following a restructure of the bookseller’s senior management team.
The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
David Walliams has clinched the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a third week running, as The Midnight Gang (HarperCollins Children's) sold 78,950 copies for £449,629 through Nielsen BookScan.

Ben Willis
Orion's Ben Willis has acquired a bestselling German novel Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit, to be translated by Imogen Taylor, following a "major" eight-publisher auction.
Charlie Campbell
Bloomsbury is to publish Herding Cats by literary agent Charlie Campbell, a book on "the art of amateur cricket captaincy".
Kazuo Ishiguro
Titles from Kate Atkinson, Paula Hawkins and Kazuo Ishiguro are among the 23 British novels longlisted for the €100,000 (£85,407.66) International Dublin Literary award 2017.
Ken Clarke
Books by politicians Ken Clarke, Alan Johnson and Margaret Hodge, broadcaster Jeremy Paxman and the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis are among those shortlisted for the inaugural Parliamentary Book Awards.

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