Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

World Poetry Day
Poetry sales have continued to grow in 2017 ahead of World Poetry Day today (21st March), with writers driving interest on social media one possible reason for the genre's current boom.
Jamie Oliver
Michael Joseph is publishing a new cookbook from Jamie Oliver, Jamie’s Quick & Easy 5-Ingredient Food, this autumn to tie in with an eight-part primetime TV series on Channel 4 of the same name.
European Union
Canbury Press is to host a gala evening to "celebrate the contribution of Europeans to the UK" as prime minister Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50.
Martin Redfern
Former HarperCollins editorial director Martin Redfern is set to turn his hand to agenting, joining Diane Banks Associates as a non-fiction agent next month.
child on tablet
A group of Lords has called on the government to make digital literacy sit alongside reading, writing and mathematics as a “fourth pillar” of education.
Sayeeda Warsi
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi is publishing a book with Allen Lane, The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain, which she will be promoting through a Twitter serialisation to engage more diverse audiences.
Richard Flanagan
Penguin Random House is publishing a new novel by Richard Flanagan, his first since winning the Man Booker Prize in 2014 for The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Vicky Hayward
An “unusual” influential recipe book originally published in 1745 by a Spanish Franciscan friar and translated into English has won the 2017 Jane Grigson Trust Award.
Liz Kessler
Liz Kessler is set to release the seventh instalment of her middle grade series Emily Windsnap next year.
Sam Bradbury
Hodder and Stoughton has appointed Sam Bradbury, currently with Jo Fletcher Books, as editor with commissioning responsibilities in the area of science fiction, fantasy and horror, reporting to publisher Oliver Johnson.
Bristol University Press
Bristol University Press, the new university press encompassing the Policy Press imprint, has appointed Palgrave Macmillan's Stephen Wenham and Paul Stevens to "drive the publisher’s expansion into new and emerging subject areas". 

No comments: