Monday, April 17, 2017

News from The Bookseller

The government is considering holding a public inquiry into Lancashire's controversial plans to shut 28 of its libraries - the first time it will have intervened in library closures since 2009.
Connect Books’ library supply arm Dawson Books has inked a deal to integrate with the Kortext platform.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Ebury imprint WH Allen has acquired a popular history book on the Victorians by Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Golden Hill
Francis Spufford's much-lauded Golden Hill (Faber) has gained yet another prize nod, this time on the six-strong shortlist for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2017 (£2,500).
Exceeding even recent American triumphalism, a spate of bestsellers in Japan is reflecting a new national bent for self-congratulation.
Preface has acquired The Girl on the Dancing Horse, a memoir by elite British dressage rider and triple Olympic Gold Medallist Charlotte Dujardin, CBE.

The Society of Young Publishers London committee has launched a new series of monthly workshops for aspiring publishing professionals. 
The International Publishers Association (IPA) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are launching a new annual report of world publishing statistics.
Viking has acquired rights to Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten, a non-fiction narrative history of Winston Churchill’s wartime leadership.
Faber & Faber
Faber & Faber has acquired an "astonishing" debut short story collection by the critic Chris Power.
Rising Stars
The Bookseller is issuing a call for entries to its Rising Stars, the annual celebration of the industry’s up and comers, once again backed by the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF).   

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