Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bookseller News

Booksellers have appealed directly to politicians to reform business rates or risk 275 towns losing bookshops at a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons.
Creative Europe
The European Union's cultural funding programme Creative Europe has helped to finance around €2.6m (£2.3m) worth of writing or publishing projects in the UK since it was established in 2014, The Bookseller can reveal.
The row over the Welsh government's review into its support for the Welsh book industry has snowballed, with more people wading in to criticise it.
Dangerous Milo Yianopolous
Rightwing commentator Milo Yiannopolous’ controversial book Dangerous has gone straight into the US top 10 chart, swiping sixth place after selling 18,268 copies in its first week on sale.
Neil Patrick Harris
US actor Neil Patrick Harris, star of hit TV series "How I Met Your Mother", is writing “a magical middle grade series” for Egmont.
David Walliams
Authors, agents and publishers have helped raise £180,597 through the Authors for Grenfell auction - £30,000 more than when it closed two weeks ago - with a David Walliams tea experience going for £12,000 and a lunch with Jonny Geller scooping more than £3,000.

Harriet Tyce
Wildfire has pre-empted a debut thriller, Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce, exploring the power of desire, jealousy and betrayal. 
Agatha Christie
The secret letters between Agatha Christie and her long-standing publisher, HarperCollins, are being revealed as part of a new exhibition celebrating the company’s 200th anniversary.
Julia Bueno
Virago is publishing an intimate exploration of miscarriage, mixing memoir with stories from the consulting room, history and science, by British psychotherapist Julia Bueno.
Lisa Riley
Former "Emmerdale" and "Strictly Come Dancing" star Lisa Riley is publishing a new diet book with Michael Joseph, detailing how she lost 12 stone. 
David Tennant
David Tennant will read the audio version of Cressida Cowell’s The Wizard of Once (Hodder Children’s Books).
Chris Smith
HarperFiction has promoted Chris Smith to deputy publishing director of estates.

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