Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

David Walliams
For the first 11 weeks of 2017, the Children’s market is up 2.6% in value, to £46.4m, compared to the same period a year ago.
Publishers have been working with counter-terrorism police to develop general security guidelines and advice for employees, although most have said it is "business as usual" following last week's terrorist attack in Westminster, London.
Evan Davis
BBC "Newsnight" presenter and broadcaster Evan Davis has signed a deal to publish Post-Truth to explain "why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent".
Pearson c.e.o. John Fallon has been awarded a 20% total pay rise despite the fact the company made a £2.6bn loss in 2016. 
Maggie O'Farrell
Tinder Press is publishing a memoir of near-death experiences from Maggie O'Farrell, which she says will be "the only non-fiction book I will ever write". 
The Book People
The Book People has appointed former Troubadour sales director, Rob Kittlety, as managing director of field sales.

New Beacon Books
Afro-Caribbean bookshop New Beacon Books has decided to remain open due to the “fantastic response” from the public following the announcement of its impending closure.
Bromley Council
Around 60 members of library staff in Bromley are to stage a week-long strike as part of a campaign to prevent Bromley council from privatising local libraries.
Simon & Schuster
Author RJ Bailey, whose book Safe from Harm was published in January, has been revealed to be the pseudonym for husband and wife team Robert and Deborah Ryan.
Oneworld's literary crime imprint Point Blank is to publish a "stunning" speculative historical novel entitled The Parentations by Kate Mayfield.

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