Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage
Independent booksellers have slammed the heavy discounting of new hardback titles by larger retailers as “pretty close to chaos” and “enormously detrimental to authors” ahead of the release of Philip Pullman's first Book of Dust novel (Penguin Random House Children's and David Fickling Books).
Dangerous Milo Yianopolous
Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has served his former publisher Simon & Schuster US with a $10m lawsuit, days after his self-published memoir was released.
new Zealand all blacks
Pan Macmillan has signed the “exclusive” inside story of the New Zealand All Blacks.
Pride 2017
Penguin Random House this weekend took to the streets of central London to march in support of Pride, an annual event which this year marked 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England.
 Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired Don't Believe a Word, a new book by linguist David Shariatmadari investigating "the science of language", after a six-way auction.
Philip Marshall
Philip Marshall has been appointed as the London Library's new director and will take up the post in mid-September.

Two publicity professionals have moved from Bloomsbury to HarperCollins.
The Songlines
Vintage is teaming with Moleskine to produce a limited special edition of travel writer Bruce Chatwin’s The Songlines in recognition of the book's 30th year since publication.
Cundill History Prize
The re-launched Cundill History Prize received double the number of entries compared to last year, it has been revealed.

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