Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Claims are being made of a “thinning out” of older staffers in publishing, with the industry shifting its workforce demographic.
Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz children's publisher at Walker has said it would not instruct authors on whether or not to include characters of a different race or background in their book
Robin Stevens
Robin Stevens and Simon Mason have won the inaugural awards for Best Crime Novel for Children and Young Adults respectively at the annual CrimeFest Awards.
Jeremy Corbyn
The Creative Industries Federation has cancelled its planned general election event in Hull with Jeremy Corbyn, because, it says, Labour refused to give up as much time as other parties to questions from the floor. 
Karen Ball
Publishing consultancy Speckled Pen is launching a remote work experience placement scheme aimed at encouraging diversity in publishing.
The shortlist for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year pits "Queen of Crime" Val McDermid's 30th novel against an espionage thriller by Mick Herron, as well as Chris Brookmyre's "celtic Gone Girl". 

BAME in Publishing
Publishing network BAME in Publishing is celebrating its first birthday by offering the opportunity for one writer hailing from a black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) background to have their work edited by W&N publishing director Arzu Tahsin.
Hilary Mantel
Dame Hilary Mantel is to give a series of lectures around the UK which will be broadcast by BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.
Tess Holliday
Blink Publishing has signed a book by plus-size supermodel Tess Holliday, The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl, to publish this August.
Michael Rosen is shortlisted for this year’s CLiPPA award for children’s poetry after winning it the previous year.
Canongate has launched its new website, promising a "uniquely Canongate" experience.
Hay Festival
The Hay Festival, which opens later this week for its 30th year, is to release a book of Hay Festival Conversations: Thirty Conversations for Thirty Years to mark the anniversary.  

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