Thursday, April 13, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

W H Smith
W H Smith has reported a 4% rise in group profits for the six months to end February 2017, with spoof humour titles the key driver of sales in its books business.
Anne Enright
Irish Laureate for Fiction Anne Enright is shortlisted for the €100,000 (£84,932.00) International Dublin Literary Award, alongside authors from 10 other countries including Angola, Mozambique and Nigeria.
Night School
Lee Child has tussled his way into the Official UK Top 50 number one spot for a 16th time, with Night School (Bantam) shifting 36,151 copies for £144,387, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Leicester-based audiobook and large print publisher W F Howes is now part of a new umbrella company, RBmedia, formed by private equity firm Shamrock Capital and based in Maryland, USA.
British Library
The British Library is to get a 100,000 sq ft extension, as well as a new entrance and more exhibition space, with "new facilities" for the writers and academics who use the site.
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize
Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones’s Baby (Jonathan Cape) bags the author her third shortlisting for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.

"Chicken Connoisseur" Elijah Quashie, best known for his YouTube show "The Pengest Munch", is publishing his first book with Blink Publishing.
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is to be the English title of the second book in the continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz.
Library usage among young people has increased in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales, but is down in England and Scotland, a new survey has found.
Cass Hunter
Rights to Cass Hunter's high-concept love story The After Wife, publishing with Orion imprint Trapeze in April 2018, have sold in three deals across Europe.
The adaptation of Zadie Smith's NW (Hamish Hamilton) has been nominated for two BAFTAs. 

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