Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Philippa Gregory
Multi-million-pound selling historical author Philippa Gregory is to take her fiction in a new direction in a four-book global deal with her publisher Simon & Schuster.
Quarto Group
The Quarto Group has implemented a new global sales and marketing structure, which has seen the English Language Sales team divided into three main channels: US Sales, UK and Europe Sales, and International Sales.
Sam Missingham
Sam Missingham, digital project manager at HarperCollins, is leaving the company in May after the role was made redundant.
Quercus imprint riverrun has acquired three new titles for its autumn list, including a collection of interlinked satirical short stories reacting to Donald Trump's presidency and life in a post-Trump, post-truth America from The Imperfectionists author Tom Rachman.
World Book Night
A range of events around the UK took place on Sunday (23rd April) to mark World Book Night, with supporters from many parts of the trade doing their bit to champion the love of reading.
Society of Authors
Anne Fine, Philip Gross, Judith Kerr and Lemn Sissay have all joined the Society of Authors as new council members. 

Michiel Kolman
International Publishers Association president Michiel Kolman has spoken of his organisation's role in lobbying for "robust copyright frameworks and freedom to publish protections” in a speech given in the Chinese city of Chengdu on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day (23rd April).
Sunjeev Sahota
Sunjeev Sahota, author of the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Year of the Runaways (Picador), is one of 12 authors honoured by the 2017 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL).
Jessica Kingsley is to publish a "very timely" book exploring the need for moral courage in public life this summer.
Four candidates from the British book trade have been selected to participate in the 2017 Jerusalem International Bookfair Zev Birger (JIBF) fellowship programme, which takes place in June.
A charity with nearly two centuries under its belt is looking to the future with a bursary aimed at catalysing a love of print among publishing’s young staffers.

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