Thursday, March 23, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Colin Dexter
Figures from across the trade have paid tribute to Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse novels, who died aged 86, at his home in Oxford.
Blob by David Walliams
David Walliams’ Blob (HarperCollins Children's) has held the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a fourth week in a row, the longest run for a World Book Day title since records began.
Walsall Council is to reduce its library service by more than half, in what has been described as a "highly ironic" and "criminal" decision.
Collins Learning
Collins Learning has signed a first-of-its-kind deal to translate an influential Shanghai maths learning series – the first time the publisher has imported a book for use in schools this way.
Author Tom Cox's new book 21st Century Yokel has become the fastest title to reach its funding target on Unbound in just seven hours.
Gloria Hunniford
Singer and presenter Gloria Hunniford is publishing a new autobiography with John Blake this October.

Independent publisher Sort Of Books is set to release eight original Moomin novels after acquiring world English rights to Tove Jansson’s works from Moomin Characters Ltd.
Alastair Humphreys
Author adventurer Alastair Humphreys, who recently became the pioneer of "microadventures" - a movement encouraging people to seek out short local adventures - has signed a two-book deal with Big Picture Press, an imprint of Templar.
Mike McCormack
Goldsmith Prize-winning novelist Mike McCormack joins others including Kit de Waal and Emma Donoghue on the €15,000 Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award shortlist.
I Can't Make This Up by Kevin Hart
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by American actor, comedian, writer, and producer Kevin Hart.

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