Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller incl. Wainwright Book Prize shortlist

Art Council England
Northern indie publishers will benefit from a boost in funding from Arts Council England over the next four years after the organisation announced a “significant increase” to investment outside London.
Gemma Dowler
The sister of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler is publishing a book with Michael Joseph to tell the story behind the newspaper headlines and of her family's endurance.
Philip Pullman
A campaign to name a character in the second part of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series after one of the Grenfell Tower fire’s young victims has helped raise more than £25,000 in just over a day.
Security staff in US airports have reportedly been demanding passengers clear all the reading material out of their hand luggage into a separate bin during safety searches.
Alex Nunn
Alex Nunn's exploration of the Jeremy Corbyn "phenomenon" has won this year's Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.
Santa Montefiore
Simon & Schuster UK has signed a new three book deal with Santa Montefiore. 

PRH Summer Party
Penguin Random House Children’s Summer Party boasted a magician, ice cream created with liquid nitrogen and two “magic wonder” trees.
Wainwright Prize 2017
Books from Granta, William Collins, W&N, Vintage, Doubleday and Hodder & Stoughton will compete for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize.
Anthony Burgess
Manchester University Press is re-releasing "lost" works by Anthony Burgess, the author of A Clockwork Orange, in new editions to mark the centenary of his birth.
Scribner UK
Rowan Cope, previously editorial director, has been promoted to associate publisher at Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson is publishing Goodbye, Europe, a collection of personal essays, anecdotes, short stories and illustrations exploring our relationship with Europe. 
Faber Children’s and the Andlyn Agency celebrated the winners of the inaugural FAB Prize for BAME writers and illustrators last night (26th June) and revealed it will run again next year.

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