Friday, July 21, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Ehsan Abdollahi
An Iranian children’s illustrator has spoken of his “upset” over being refused a British visa to appear at the International Edinburgh Book Festival.
Jason Segal
Oneworld has paid six figures for a YA trilogy by US actor and screenwriter Jason Segel and his writing partner Kirsten Miller.
Rachel Mallender
HarperCollins has hired BBC’s Radio 1 editor Rachel Mallender to head up its audio book arm.
The Snowman
Penguin Random House has brought The Snowman brand “back in house” after more than 30 years.
Society of Authors
The Society of Authors has welcomed the Creative Freelancers report, issued this week by the Creative Industries Federation. 
Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards
Sainsbury’s has announced the Children’s Book Awards shortlist which features Adrian Edmondson, Quentin Blake and Oliver Jeffers, with illustrator Jim Field appearing twice.

Diana Evans
Chatto & Windus has acquired rights to the new "quirky" novel by Diana Evans, a study of modern relationships and identity called Ordinary People
Milo Yiannopoulos’ Dangerous has declined 42% in volume in its second week on sale in the US.
The Montpellier appeal court in France has overturned the local commercial court’s decision for the Lille-based Furet du Nord chain of bookshops to acquire Sauramps, a group of five outlets in the Montpellier region in the south of France.
Galley Beggar Press
Norwich-based independent publisher Galley Beggar Press is opening up general submissions in order to "keep [itself] open to surprises and the wider world".
Bonnier Zaffre
Bonnier Zaffre has acquired Kate Helm’s crime debut, The Secrets You Hide, about a courtroom artist.

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