Thursday, May 25, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Roger Moore
Bond star Roger Moore, who has died, sent in the manuscript for his last, as-yet-untitled book just two weeks ago, his publisher has revealed.
The Clever Guts Diet
Michael Mosley and Tanya Borowski’s The Clever Guts Diet (Short) has bowel’d into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 19,302 copies for £101,156 according to Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market, and denying Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water (Doubleday) a third week at the top.
Simon Key
Independent bookseller Simon Key has been snapped up to write a book with Head of Zeus, based on his parenting tweets.
Pianist James Rhodes, comedian Bill Bailey, actor Greg Wise and TV presenter Katie Piper were among the Quercus authors appearing at an evening for booksellers hosted by the publisher at London cabaret venue Cafe de Paris.
David Baddiel
HarperCollins Children's Books is to publish the fourth children's novel by writer and comedian David Baddiel, entitled Birthday Boy, in September.
National Poetry Day is to celebrate the nation's "great" local words with 12 specially-commissioned poems in conjunction with the BBC.

Reggie Yates
Reggie Yates is publishing his first book, Unseen, with BBC Books, taking readers behind the scenes on his journey from TV presenter to documentary maker.
Freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship has joined the Banned Books Week Coalition as the first international member of the US-based alliance.
Emmanuel Macron
Scribe has signed Revolution, a memoir and political testament by France's recently-elected president Emmanuel Macron.
Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan is inviting online "influencers" and "brand advocates" to host hundreds of house parties simultaneously across the UK to help promote books.
The memoir of late Labour MP Jo Cox, written by her husband Brendan, has received the backing of former president Barack Obama who said she "made the world a better place".
Goodnight Everyone
Picturebook maker Chris Haughton has won the 27th Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Award for his "captivating" book Goodnight Everyone (Walker Books).

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