Thursday, March 30, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

European Union professionals working in the UK book industry are feeling “unsettled” and "uncertain" as the UK prepares to trigger Article 50 today, formally marking Britain’s exit from the EU.
Mary Berry Everyday
Mary Berry has once again been crowned queen of Mother’s Day, as Mary Berry Everyday (BBC) ascended to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot.
Eimear McBride
Eimear McBride and Sarah Perry have been shortlisted for 2017's £10,000 RSL Encore Award for the best second novel of the year.
Amazon has acquired Middle Eastern e-commerce website in a deal referred to as "the biggest-ever technology M&A transaction in the Arab world".
Livre Paris
Glorious weather did not deter the French from attending the four-day Paris book fair or Livre Paris, which ended last night with a 3% increase in visitor numbers to nearly 160,000 from 155,000 last year.
Mary Berry Household Tips & Tricks
Michael Joseph is publishing Mary Berry's first "household how-to" in Autumn 2017. The deal for world rights was done between Louise Moore, managing director of Michael Joseph and Felicity Bryan at Felicity Bryan Associates.
Mary’s Household Tips and Tricks will be a comprehensive, illustrated guide sharing Berry's tips on home maintenance and care for homes large and small, urban or rural, to create spaces that are "at once beautiful and liveable" helping readers to achieve "home happiness".

Read North East
A new campaign to boost children's literacy levels in the North East has launched, after research has shown the region to be among the most vulnerable to literacy issues in the country.
Candice Brown
Winner of 2016's "The Great British Bake Off", Candice Brown, is publishing her debut cookbook with Ebury. 
Natasha Harding, who is currently commissioning editor at HarperCollins imprint Avon, is to join e-book publisher Bookouture as associate publisher in April.
Unsung Stories
Unsung Stories is to publish 2084, a new collection of dystopian fiction featuring exclusive new stories from Christopher Priest, Lavie Tidhar, David Hutchinson and Jeff Noon, in July.
Katy Loftus
Katy Loftus has been promoted to editorial director at Viking, where she will be helping to steer the direction of Viking’s commercial fiction publishing. 
John Blake
John Blake is publishing a junior doctor's memoir, Your Life in My Hands, that it says captures "the extraordinary realities of life on the NHS frontline" at a time of "unprecedented crisis".


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