Saturday, June 24, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Leading figures have urged the publishing industry to pool its data and money to create a cross-industry campaign about the value of books and reading. 
Harry Potter
Bloomsbury and Pottermore will publish two new books this autumn for the British Library exhibition “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”, opening on 20th October.
John Green
Six years after his huge hit The Fault in Our Stars, author John Green will bring out a new novel, Turtles All the Way Down, in October.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has welcomed a US court ruling awarding publisher Elsevier $15m in damages for copyright infringements.
Sebastian Barry
Sebastian Barry has said that bookshops have taken a “quantum leap” of importance in this “strange new world” upon winning the Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) award.
Lit Wales
Literature Wales has raised “serious concerns” regarding the Welsh Publishing and Literature Review released last week after it was accused of being “inward looking” and “uncertain as to its proper purpose”.

Henry Blofeld
Hodder & Stoughton has revealed it has bought world rights to Henry Blofeld’s memoir on the same day the cricket broadcasting legend has announced his retirement.
Joe Haddow
BBC Radio 2 producer Joe Haddow will next week launch a podcast called “Book Off!”, in which authors, comedians and figures from the music and film worlds will argue the case for one book that is of importance to them.
Crystal Maze
Headline has acquired The Crystal Maze Challenge, the first official tie-in to the new series of the cult Channel 4 quiz show "The Crystal Maze", to publish on 19th October.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
MacLehose Press is reissuing books in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy to complement the jacket of The Girl in the Spider’s Web.  
Nobody wants to be in the Harry Potter House Hufflepuff, Amazon made it official today, as it released fresh data about the UK’s buying habits of all things Potter.

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