Saturday, June 17, 2017

An industry-wide #LoveAudio campaign is launching next week, designed to shine a spotlight on the fastest-growing sector in UK publishing.
Naomi Alderman
The Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction winner Naomi Alderman has spoken out against the "old fashioned" publishing industry, which she says needs to address subtle yet endemic sexism seeping into the marketing of its books - or risk being left behind.
The Great Get Together
This weekend bookshops across the UK are celebrating their communities as part of The Great Get Together, an event marking one year since the murder of MP Jo Cox. 
Bridget Collins
Borough Press has won a “hotly contested” first adult novel from YA author Bridget Collins after an eight-way auction.
Giles Elliott
Transworld editorial director Giles Elliott is leaving Transworld after 10 years. His role was made redundant following a decision by Transworld to publish fewer sports books in the face of what it calls "a rapidly declining market".
Newham Bookshop
The publishing industry has rallied round to support Newham Bookshop’s charity drive for victims of the Grenfell Tower in London.

Portobello Prize
Portobello Books is launching a new non-fiction prize for unpublished writers, in association with literary agency C+W and retailer Foyles.
Bookshops, libraries and schools are preparing to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with quizzes, events and an attempt to break a world record.
The Society of Authors, the Publishers Association and English PEN are launching a joint campaign in aid of imprisoned writers worldwide, called Speak Out.
John Glen
John Glen has been announced as the new libraries minister at the department of media, culture and sport (DCMS) following the departure of former minister Rob Wilson.
Jo Glanville
Jo Glanville is stepping down as director of English PEN after being awarded an honorary visiting fellowship at the German university Arbeitsstelle Holocaustliteratur.
The Lonely Hearts Club
Trapeze has acquired David Barnett’s The Lonely Hearts Cinema Club, a novel about loneliness and an unlikely friendship between young and old.

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