Saturday, July 15, 2017

From The Bookseller

Lee Child
A rise in selling prices has seen Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market grow again in the first half of 2017, underpinned by strength in depth.
Mr Men and Little Miss for Grown-Ups
Egmont is launching a new Mr Men and Little Miss for Grown-Ups series aimed at the adult gifting market.
Tony Ross
Data released by Public Lending Right (PLR) has revealed that "Horrid Henry" illustrator Tony Ross was the UK's "most borrowed" illustrator across public libraries last year.
Matt Haig
Canongate is to publish two new books by Matt Haig: a "sequel of sorts" to bestselling Reasons To Stay Alive and a second adult novel.
Russell Brand
Pan Macmillan gathered booksellers and press to enjoy an evening of entertainment at The Magic Circle, led by authors including comedian Russell Brand, Radio 1 DJ Matt Edmondson and former children's laureate and illustrator Chris Riddell.
Dermot O'Leary
Libraries are “bracing for a book loan boom” as the Summer Reading Challenge launches this week, headed by presenter Dermot O'Leary.

Rupi Kaur
Simon & Schuster UK is to publish Rupi Kaur's second collection of poetry The Sun and Her Flowers on 3rd October 2017. 
Liu Xiaobo
Tributes have been pouring in for Chinese dissident and Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who spent over eight years in prison for his politicial writings and died on Thursday (13th July), aged 61. 
Birkbeck University of London
The University of London's Birkbeck has been awarded a $99,000 (£76,00) grant from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation for an academic peer review project which will use the database of science journal PLOS ONE.
Sarah Perry
Stories from award-winning writers including Jeanette Winterson, Max Porter and Sarah Perry are to feature in a new collection of ghost stories from English Heritage and September Publishing.
Ring wing commentator Milo Yiannopolous has branded reports of his lower-than-anticipated sales as “fake news”.
Dan Brown
Dan Brown is attending this year's Frankfurt Book Fair in October to present his new thriller Origin.


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