Thursday, February 23, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

A Summer at Sea
Katie Fforde has reeled in her first ever number one spot in the Official UK Top 50, as A Summer at Sea (Arrow) swam up the chart in its second week on sale.
Tom Hanks
Cornerstone imprint William Heinemann is publishing a collection of short stories from actor Tom Hanks, anticipated to be a "major publishing event" for PRH this autumn.
Karen Cleveland
Transworld has snapped up a debut thriller authored by a CIA analyst called Need to Know in a "breakneck 24 hour" pre-emptive deal.
Trevor Dolby
Trevor Dolby, founder and publisher for Cornerstone imprint Preface, is to retire in the autumn. 
Macmillan Children's Books
Macmillan Children's Books has acquired a “unique collaborative novel” from seven UK Young Adult authors.
Blackwell's is to be the new headline sponsor of The Kitschies, the literary awards recognising the year’s "most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic".

Neil Asher
Pan Macmillan is publishing a new science fiction trilogy by "master of the genre" Neal Asher.
Book printing company Clays will restructure when strategic director Kate McFarlan steps down in April after 20 years with the company.
Clive James
Picador is publishing a new Clive James poetry collection in May, called Injury Time.

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