Thursday, April 27, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Night School
Lee Child has reclaimed his UK Official Top 50 number one, as Night School (Bantam) boomeranged back into the top spot, displacing Star Wars: Rogue One (Egmont).
Freight Books
Authors and agents have expressed concern about the future of Scottish independent publisher Freight Books following the departure of co-founder and director Adrian Searle earlier this week.
international prize for arabic fiction
A Small Death (Dar Al Saqi) by Mohammed Hasan Alwan has won the 10th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
The Big Green Bookshop
The publishing industry has rallied round to help the independent Big Green Bookshop after one of its owners sent out a desperate tweet appealing for customers because they were “seriously skint”.
Sharjah Publishing City
At least three UK publishers have applied to have bases in Sharjah’s “Publishing City”, The Bookseller has learned.
Jane Harris
Stripes’ publisher Jane Harris is to step down from running the list after 12 years with the Little Tiger Group fiction imprint, triggering a restructure.

Creative Industries Federation
The Creative Industries Federation has urged the government to ensure that the creative industries and arts are a "priority sector" in Brexit negotiations, in its election manifesto which is being distributed to all political parties and Federation members. 
Danny Wallace
Danny Wallace is writing a comedic book about rudeness for Ebury Press, publishing on 15th June 2017. 
Clare Hall-Craggs
Nosy Crow has recruited Clare Hall-Craggs as senior PR and media relations manager. 
Quercus is publishing a new small-format "how to" series of books to help readers learn new skills for a more fun-filled and enriching life, called Little Ways to Live a Big Life.
Oneworld has acquired The Baghdad Clock by Iraqi author Shahad al Rawi, originally published in Arabic by Dar al-Hikma in 2016.

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