Thursday, June 22, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

How it Works: The Dad
The World’s Worst Children 2 (HarperCollins Children's) has claimed a fourth week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 24,974 copies for £191,767.
Daniel Shand has been named the winner of this year's £10,000 Betty Trask Prize for his darkly comic novel Fallow (Sandstone Press) at the Society of Authors’ annual awards.
Virago has acquired two graphic novels as part of a strategy to begin publishing the genre on its list for the first time.
Crystal Mahey-Morgan
Diverse stories in today’s “dark times” have never been more important, Crystal Mahey-Morgan, founder of OWN IT! said at the launch of No Place To Call Home.
Nikesh Shukla
Nikesh Shukla is writing a children's book about race with blogger Claire Heuchan for Hachette Children's Books.
Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare’s lawyer has sought a court order demanding sci-fi writer Sherrilyn Kenyon disclose evidence in the case over trademark infringement.

Expert speakers disagreed on whether a "crisis of oversupply" exists in the academic monograph market, at a debate held to mark the launch of the Academic Book of the Future policy report.
Jane Austen
Authors and artists including Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel and Quentin Blake have created one-off, hand-written responses to Jane Austen to be auctioned in aid of the Royal Society of Literature.
HarperCollins division William Collins has acquired world rights to Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture by Joshua Levine.
Caroline Hutton
Journalist Caroline Hutton is to become the chair of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, replacing Baroness Gail Rebuck who stepped down last year.
Joanne Harris
Charlie Higson and Joanne Harris are headlining the Society of Author's ScotsWrite conference this September.
European booksellers have launched a petition asking the European Council not to “force” bookshops to sell e-books across borders, for fear it will drive them out of the digital book business.

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