Thursday, June 29, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

Derk Haank
Springer Nature c.e.o. Derk Haank [pictured] is to retire from his role by the end of the year, with c.e.o. Daniel Ropers taking on leadership of the publisher.
Dan Brown
Dan Brown's new Robert Langdon thriller Origin, due for release with Transworld in September, will be set in Spain.
Ian Rankin
Ian Rankin has brought David Walliams’ reign in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot to an end, after four weeks. Rather be the Devil (Orion), the 21st John Rebus title, leapfrogged The World’s Worst Children 2 (HarperCollins Children's) to swipe the top spot.
Bonnier Publishing UK's Totally Entwined Group has launched a romance e-store and self-publishing platform called First For Romance.
Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong-based publisher and bookseller kidnapped by Chinese agents in October 2015, and still in detention in China, features on this year’s shortlist for the International Publishers Association’s Prix Voltaire.
Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman has confirmed he will name a character in his Book of Dust series “Nur Huda el-Wahabi”, after a young Grenfell Tower victim.

Rachel Heng
Sceptre editorial director Melissa Cox has acquired debut novel Suicide Club by Rachel Heng after a "heated" auction to be its "super-lead" title in 2018.
Rightwing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos has claimed to have sold 65,000 copies of his self-published memoir, Dangerous.
Sharjah has been named the UNESCO World Book Capital 2019.
Tracey Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures has been optioned by Resonate Entertainment.
Eric Kandel
Robinson Psychology is publishing a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist, Professor Eric R Kandel.
Penguin Random House Publisher Services is expanding its long-standing 10-year sales and distribution agreement with DC Entertainment to include the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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