Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

David Walliams
David Walliams has topped the chart of the bestselling authors for the first half of 2017.
Connect Books
Connect Books saw a 12% year-on-year rise for the 45-week period to 15th July 2017, with strong sales in UK and Wordery offsetting weaker sales in libraries.
Salaam Reads
Simon & Schuster UK is bringing a children's imprint focused on Muslim characters and stories to the UK.
Sleep No More by PD James
Faber is to publish Sleep No More, a new collection of short stories from the late "Queen of Crime" P D James.
Society of Authors
The removal of quotas for radio comedy, drama and readings will have a “significant impact” on the Society of Authors' members, the SoA has said.
The Exact Opposite of Okay
Egmont has signed a "major" new YA book on sexism for its Electric Monkey imprint, from screenwriter Laura Steven.

Ken Skates
Welsh economy secretary Ken Skates has accused arts trade bodies of "seeking to undermine the process" of a government review into literature in the country with their complaints.
Quercus has bought a historical novel about Huguenot master silk weavers in 18th century Spitalfields, by a former lawyer inspired by exhibits in London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
Children's Book Circle
The Children’s Book Circle (CBC) is stepping up its activity in a move to refresh and refocus the organisation, with changes being made to its Eleanor Farjeon Award and Patrick Hardy Lecture.
Children's Conference
Children’s book publicists are being called on to submit a low-budget marketing campaign they are proud of to a competition.
The government of French-speaking Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) has adopted a draft decree permitting publishers to fix book retail prices after a fourth and final reading.
Where's Wally? Destination Everywhere!
Walker Books has partnered with restaurant chain Ask Italian and Universal Brand Development, on behalf of Dreamworks, to celebrate 30 years of Where’s Wally?.

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