Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Sainsbury’s has revealed its book sales grew 7.5% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2016, The Bookseller can reveal, with its growth in total retail sales a more modest 0.8%.
Nosy Crow and Faber are in the running again for IPG Publishing Awards after the shortlist was revealed today (23rd January).
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Faber is launching new educational editions of its books for students at GCSE, IGCSE and A Level in close collaboration with authors Kazuo Ishiguro, Alan Bennett and Michael Frayn.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter returned to number one among the Top 50 bestselling books in France last year, according to a study carried out by market research firm GfK for French trade publication Livres Hebdo.
Emma Tennant
Emma Tennant, the author of Pemberley (Sceptre) and Burnt Diaries (Canongate), has died following a long illness.
Amazon has launched a £20,000 cash prize for authors who self-publish their work on its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform.

Pearson Education is moving offices from Edinburgh Gate in Harlow to Harlow's Kao Park in mid-2017.
Gail Rebuck
Baroness Gail Rebuck has called for the needs of the creative industries to be "truly recognised” by government following prime minister Theresa May's speech.
London Book & Screen Week and the UK Publishers Association (PA) are launching an award for books that inspire films, television, games and theatre.
Jeffrey Boakye
Influx Press is to publish Hold Tight, a book about black masculinity and Grime music written by Jeffrey Boakye, in July 2017.
Cesar Aira
And Other Stories is to publish three titles from “cult Argentinian provocateur” César Aira this year.

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