Friday, March 31, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Libraries body CILIP has urged peers to intervene in the declining library service ahead of a debate in the House of Lords today on libraries and other arts services.
Hollie McNish
Writer, performance poet and YouTube star Hollie McNish has won 2016's £5,000 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.
Amazon Prime
Amazon US is offering authors $5,000 upfront in lieu of royalties to incorporate their books into its unlimited reading programme for Prime members.
Libby Purves
After 33 years on the air, broadcaster Libby Purves presented her last "Midweek" show on BBC Radio 4 yesterday.
Robyn Drury
Agent Robyn Drury is to join Ebury Press' non-fiction department as commissioning editor next month.
On the Origin of the Species
Puffin is to publish a picture book edition of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species, retold by qualified molecular biologist Sabina Radeva, after the book raised more than £49,000 through a Kickstarter campaign.

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan will formally accept the Nobel Prize for Literature this weekend, following months of speculation over whether this would happen. 
Yale University Press
Julian Loose, who joined Yale University Press as editorial director for trade and academic books in July last year, has signed a book of “irresistibly brilliant” essays from Golden Hill author Francis Spufford.
Petrona Award
Six crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been shortlisted for the 2017 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. 
Fitzcarraldo Editions is to publish Moving Kings, a "propulsive, incendiary" novel about faith, race, class, and what it means to have a home, by American novelist Joshua Cohen.
Sometimes I Lie
Legendary Entertainment has acquired the TV rights to Alice Feeney's debut thriller Sometimes I Lie (HQ), in a six-figure deal.
The River Cafe
Ruth Rogers is writing a new River Cafe cookbook to celebrate 30 years since London-based Italian restaurant The River Cafe first opened in 1987, publishing with Ebury Press in October.

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