Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Thomas Rabe
Bertelsmann c.e.o. Thomas Rabe has said the company is "quite confident" of maintaining its "Intellectual Property hub" - meaning not just Penguin Random House and DK, but also its Fremantle Media and BMG businesses -  in the UK after Brexit, and has the intention of doing so.
The Essex Serpent
Books by independent publishers dominate the shortlist for the £30k International Dylan Thomas Prize, with Waterstones Book of the Year author Sarah Perry named among them.
David Storey
Booker prize-winner David Storey, author of This Sporting Life (Vintage), has died aged 83. 
Faber has three books shortlisted on the £25,000 Water Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
Nadiya Hussain
Hachette Children’s Group is publishing a second cookbook and storybook compilation by "Great British Bake Off" winner and author Nadiya Hussain, Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story, this October.
Joanna Cannon
Joanna Cannon has signed another two-book deal with The Borough Press for six figures.

Stripes Publishing
Stories from writers Phoebe Roy, Mary Bello, Aisha Bushby and Yasmin Rahman have been selected from over 100 submissions to be published in A Change Is Gonna Come (Stripes, Little Tiger Group).
St Martin's Press
St Martin's Press has acquired In Putin’s Footsteps by Jeffrey Tayler and Nina Khrushcheva.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has bought world rights to a debut YA novel by Mary Watson and one other title ahead of Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Jay Z
Rapper and producer Jay Z has partnered with the Weinstein Company to produce a feature film and documentary series about Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African American teenager killed by George Zimmerman in 2012.
John Murray
John Murray is publishing We Have No Idea, a book exploring "everything we don't know about the universe", accompanied by 400 "hilarious" cartoons and infographics.
The Bookseller
Submissions for the autumn 2017 editions of The Bookseller Buyer's Guide and Children's Buyer's Guide are now open.

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