Saturday, January 28, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

David Walliams and Jeff Kinney
Another record year for the children’s sector in revenue terms, led by Middle Grade fiction from burgeoning brand David Walliams and dependable diarist Jeff Kinney, underpinned the print market’s continued growth in 2016 .
Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson, Boris Johnson's father, has penned a political thriller about the “skullduggery” which might have gone on behind the scenes in the run up to the European Union referendum.
Tony Ross
Andersen Press is giving Tony Ross’ classic Little Princess picture book series a push in 2017, with reissues of the titles to pre-empt a brand new instalment in October.
Publishers' Publicity Circle
Campaigns for Bruno Vincent's Enid Blyton for Grown Ups series (Quercus), Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent (Serpent's Tail), Maestra by L.S. Hilton (Bonnier Zaffre), The Girls by debut author Emma Cline (Vintage) and the autobiography of olympic cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny (Michael O'Mara) are among those shortlisted for the Publishers Publicity Circle's annual awards, celebrating the best PR campaigns of the last 12 months. 
Write On by Kindle
Amazon will close its Kindle Write On author community in March.
Egmont will this year release four new Minecraft titles, created to replace the original ‘handbook’ series.

Salman Rushdie
Over 100 writers have put their names to a message pledging solidarity with Turkey’s imprisoned writers and journalists and promising to "raise our global voice against any effort to silence yours".
My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon
Jane Fallon’s My Sweet Revenge shot straight to the top of the digital chart, usurping Paula Hawkins, who has topped the list for 16 non-consecutive weeks.
Brian May
Brian May is publishing the first Queen book to have been written by a band member: Queen in 3D, in May. 
Endeavour Press
Independent e-book publisher Endeavour Press is branching out into physical book publishing with the launch of a new imprint, Endeavour Ink.
Nina Bawden
Virago is making a big push into the children’s market, by publishing 22 titles through its modern classics list this year. 
Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House US has appointed two London-based UK sales executives, Thomas Glover and Samuel Bonner, formerly at Amberley Publishing and Titan Books, respectively, to grow sales of its US titles in the UK.

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