Friday, July 28, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Man Booker Prize 2017
A bookseller's unpublished debut is among the novels longlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize 2017, alongside books by authors including Arundhati Roy, George Saunders, Sebastian Barry and Zadie Smith.
Publisher Elsevier saw revenue up 11% in the first half of 2017, to £1,171m, although underlying growth was a more modest 2%.
Amazon HQ
Employees from the book world were among those who celebrated the launch of Amazon’s news 15-storey headquarters in London’s Shoreditch.
What does this button do?
HarperNonFiction is to publish What Does This Button Do?, the "hugely anticipated" memoir from Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, this autumn.
The BBC has backtracked on plans to axe "Saturday Review", its cultural discussion programme presented by Tom Sutcliffe on Radio 4.
Marcel Somerville
Blink Publishing has signed Love Island’s Marcel Somerville to publish Dr Marcel’s Little Book of Big Love

Terry Pratchett
The first pictures from the forthcoming Terry Pratchett exhibition at the Salisbury Museum have been revealed.
Michael Donkor
Fourth Estate has snapped up a debut "coming-of-age" novel set in Ghana and Brixton at auction.
Business Inclusivity
Nancy Roberts, previously global operations director at Cambridge University Press, is launching a new consultancy to help tackle gender inequality in publishing.
Fnac Darty
German consumer electronics company Ceconomy has paid €425m to acquire the controlling stake of 24.33% in the Fnac Darty, the largest French cultural product chain, from Artémis.
Carolyn Reidy
Simon & Schuster's president and c.e.o. Carolyn Reidy will be a “Guest of Honour” at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair and will speak about “strategic developments in international publishing”.
London Book Fair
The London Book Fair and US magazine Writer’s Digest are to launch a new conference for authors, The Writer’s Summit, which will explore new opportunities in publishing and in developing successful writing careers.

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