Friday, June 30, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Zoella has re-launched her book club with W H Smith, this time enlisting the help of fellow authors to select the titles.
Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond died at home on Tuesday (27th June) aged 91 following a short illness, his publisher has said.
Described as “a giant of children’s literature” by HarperCollins, which published him for over 60 years, Bond's first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was released in 1958. Since then none of his titles have been out of print. He has sold 1.33 million books sicne 1998 totalling £7.9m according to Nielsen BookScan.
Charlie Redmayne, HarperCollins c.e.o, paid tribute to "one of the great children’s writers".
Juno Dawson
Juno Dawson has pulled out of the Bradford Literature Festival after expressing concern about what she called "bigoted" speakers slated to attend the event.
Kings Road Publishing is launching a new non-fiction imprint this autumn called 535, hoping to turn "leftfield ideas" into bestsellers.
Over 60 jobs in total look set to go at French bookselling mini-chain Sauramps, after the Montpellier commercial court ruled in favour of an acquisition bid from the Lille-based Furet du Nord chain.
Forest Hill Library
Forest Hill Library in Lewisham has started renting out desk space at the cost of £200 a month.

Roberto Saviano
Italian investigative journalist and writer Roberto Saviano is returning to Pan Macmillan to publish his first two novels, about children's gangs patrolling the streets of Naples for the mafia.
Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman is set to launch La Belle Sauvage as part of The Southbank Centre's plans for this year’s Nordic-themed London Literature Festival.
Notting Hill Essay Prize
The winning essayist of the third £20k Notting Hill Essay Prize is William Max Nelson for his essay "Five Ways of Being a Painting". 
Clemency Burton Hill
Headline Home has pre-empted a daily guide to classical music by arts broadcaster and journalist Clemency Burton-Hill.
Olivia Cooke
ITV is making a seven-part drama Vanity Fair with Amazon Studios and production company Mammoth Screen.
Louise Voss
Orenda Books has signed crime writer Louise Voss in a two-book deal.

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