Saturday, July 22, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Lee Child
In keeping with the pattern of recent years, the Big Four’s share of the overall market has contracted, with many feeling the absence of a breakout bestseller.
Margaret Hodge
Labour MP Margaret Hodge has said that there is no better time to push for business rate reform than the present, because the government has been weakened in parliament by the general election.
Little, Brown Book Group has made a series of promotions within its editorial department. 
Chris Brookmyre and Lee Child
Chris Brookmyre has scooped the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for his novel Black Widow (Little, Brown).
The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale has racked up a fifth week in the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one spot, matching the run of Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You last summer.
Diana & Dodi
Biteback Publishing has signed a title claiming to tell the "true story" of Princess Diana's fatal crash in 1997.

Denise Mina
Denise Mina’s The Long Drop has made the fiction-heavy Gordon Burn Prize shortlist this year, along with two debuts.
Trapeze has acquired a high-concept thriller, The Tattoo Thief by Alison Belsham, who won a pitching event at the Bloody Scotland festival.
Jack Ramm has made the move from agent to publisher after being hired as commissioning editor for Penguin Random House imprint Viking.
Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be available digitally through Amazon Kindle for the first time this September.
New research from Arts Council England has explored the “important contribution” public libraries make to the well-being of older people.
Sarah Larter
Illustrated reference publisher DK has promoted Sarah Larter from publisher to children’s publishing director.

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