Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Paula Hawkins
J K Rowling’s original Harry Potter septet, vocalised by Stephen Fry, dominated the audio download chart in 2016, but their magic fell short of displacing Paula Hawkins’ pre-eminent psychological thriller.
Kate Mosse
The Women’s Prize for Fiction is seeking a new sponsor after Baileys, which has backed the prize for the past four years, decided not to renew its support in 2018.
Christopher Bland
Former Canongate chairman Christoper Bland has died aged 78.
Malorie Blackman
Former children's laureate Malorie Blackman has vowed to boycott literature festivals and events in the US while Donald Trump's "travel ban" policy - barring refugees and arrivals from predominantly Muslim countries - is in place.
Bloomsbury Publishing has launched Green Tree, an imprint dedicated to health and wellness publishing.
Quick Reads
This year will see Quick Reads—the adult literacy campaign founded by Baroness Rebuck in 2006—looking to greatly expand its remit.

Roxane Gay
Books and bookstores will be more important than ever in the current climate, US feminist writer Roxane Gay told the American Booksellers Association's 12th Winter Institute in Minneapolis.
Douglas Edward Reeman
British novelist Douglas Edward Reeman, creator of the Richard Bolitho series, has died.
Alison Steadman
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) has signed a picture book text by actress Alison Steadman.
Grace F Victory
Headline has acquired No Filter, the first book from vlogger Grace Victory, known for promoting body positivity as the internet’s "Big Sister".
Eddie Redmayne Fantastic Beasts
Eddie Redmayne will narrate an audiobook version of J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pottermore has announced.
Michael Morpurgo
Children’s writer Michael Morpurgo will join Roddy Doyle and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk on London Book Fair’s ‘author of the day’ line-up this year.

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