Thursday, July 27, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Beauty and the Beast
A tale as old as time has topped the chart, with the Disney Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film (Parragon) swooping in to take the UK Official Top 50 number one spot.
Arzu Tahsin
Arzu Tahsin, publishing director for fiction, is leaving Weidenfeld & Nicolson after almost a decade.
Pat Barker
Hamish Hamilton has acquired a new novel by Booker Prize winner Pat Barker retelling "one of the most dramatic sequences of events in literature", the Iliad.
Louise O'Neill
Scholastic has revealed it has signed the “dazzling”, feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid by Asking for It author Louise O’Neill.
Manpreet Grewal
HarperCollins has appointed Manpreet Grewal as editorial director for fiction at its HQ imprint following her eight-year stint at Little, Brown.
Lily Cole and David Leadbeater
David Leadbeater has won the inaugural £20k UK Kindle Storyteller Award for his self-published crime thriller The Relic Hunters.

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks will be discussing his first collection of fiction in a UK-exclusive event at Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival in a "rare literary experience".
Peppa Pig
Sainsbury’s has partnered with BookTrust, Penguin Random House and Peppa Pig brand owner, Entertainment One, to commission and exclusively sell children's book Shop With Peppa.
Felicia Yap
Author Felicia Yap is to fund a Curtis Brown Creative scholarship for a talented writer from a "less privileged" background.
Rhodri Morgan
The "revealing" political autobiography of Wales' First Minister Rhodri Morgan is set to be released by University of Wales Press in September, months after his unexpected death in May.
Sara Pascoe
Faber is to publish Sex Power Money, the follow up to comedian Sara Pascoe's feminist exploration of the female body Animal.
Ella Mills
Ella Mills has been awarded a Specsavers Silver Bestseller Award for her debut cookbook Deliciously Ella (Yellow Kite), which has now sold over a quarter of a million print copies in the UK.

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