Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Woodbridge Emporium
Two new independent bookshops are launching onto the scene this year: Imagining Things in Harrogate and the Woodbridge Emporium in Suffolk. 
Vera Lynn
Century is publishing a book by "Forces' Sweetheart" Dame Vera Lynn, based in part on a secret wartime diary she kept. 
Christopher de Hamel
A fellow and former librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Dr Christopher de Hamel, has won the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize for his book on why medieval manuscripts matter.
Waterstones Exeter High Street
Waterstones is set to close its branch on Exeter High Street as it makes way for a branch of The Ivy restaurant.
Susie Winter
The Publishers Association’s director of policy and communications, Susie Winter, is leaving the role after three years to join Springer Nature.
Booksellers Association
The Booksellers Association has welcomed the European Commission’s promise to take a closer look at the unfair trading practices in platform-to-business relationships.

Alex Jones
TV presenter Alex Jones is publishing her first book with Blink Publishing in spring 2018 - a "survival guide" for new mums.
Orwell Prize 2017 shortlist
Two thirds of the Orwell Prize for Books shortlist is made up of titles from independent publishers, which cover topics from the EU Referendum campaign to the Hillsborough Disaster.
Nicola Barr
Literary agent Nicola Barr has left Greene & Heaton after six years to join The Bent Agency.
The Art of Fire
Century has acquired The Art of Fire by Daniel Hume in an overnight pre-empt to publish this November. 
Cliveden House
A new literary festival will take place at the 17th century property where the Profumo Affair began, featuring authors such as Sebastian Faulks, Lady Antonia Fraser and Ian McEwan.
All Party Parliamentary Group
The All Party Parliamentary Writers Group's summer party has been cancelled because of the general election.


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