Saturday, March 18, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Blackwell’s losses deepened in its last financial year, with the move of one of its flagship campus shops in Manchester to a temporary venue a contributing factor.
BookBeat - a subscription service for streaming audiobooks, part of Swedish company Bonnier Books - has launched in the UK. 
Chris Riddell
Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell is in the running to win a record-breaking fourth CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal after being shortlisted for this year’s prize, while Mal Peet’s final novel has been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.
Donald Trump
US president Donald Trump has confirmed a previously leaked proposal to eliminate both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of his first federal budget plan for 2018. 
Tim Peake
Century has struck two six-figure deals with Little, Brown in the US for the North American rights to its two books from astronaut Tim Peake: Hello, is this planet Earth? and his forthcoming new book, Ask an Astronaut.
HarperNonFiction has acquired Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit, the stories of the "extraordinary" wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women of the Invictus Games.

The Mitford Murders
Rights to Jessica Fellowes’ debut novel The Mitford Murders (Sphere), the first in a new series of the same name, have sold in four pre-empts across Europe.
Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of The Wizard of Oz
HarperCollins Children’s Books is publishing a retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, with illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark.
Profile Books' cycling imprint Pursuit is to publish The Medal Factory, the first history of the controversial British Cycling organisation, which is the main national governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain.
Val McDermid
Fiona Cummins, Jane Harper, Joseph Knox and Kristen Lepionka have been revealed as the four debut authors picked by crime writer Val McDermid for her influential “New Blood” panel at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
Alex Bertie
Hachette Children's non-fiction imprint Wren & Rook has acquired the memoir of UK transgender YouTuber Alex Bertie.

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