Sunday, August 20, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Firms look outside trade for senior appointments
An influx of talent from outside the book world is entering the trade at its highest levels, as it seeks to compete with rival entertainment media and exploit digital opportunities.

'Brand author' a 'vulgar' term says Jeffrey Archer
Multi-million selling author Jeffrey Archer can’t stand being labelled as a “brand author” he has divulged.

Booker Prize director speaks out after Chaudhuri criticisms
The Man Booker Prize’s literary director Gaby Wood has defended the award saying it does not “privilege buying over borrowing” and does not “promote capitalism”.

Two more Jessie Burton novels to Picador
Picador has acquired the next two novels by Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.

French-English bookshop opens in London's East End
A former diplomat from Beirut and an arts professional have opened up a French-English bookshop in London’s East End.

Couple Next Door's Lapena signs two more with Transworld
Transworld has acquired two more books from Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door.


Weekly E-Ranking: top spot handed back to Atwood
A lucky 13th week for The Handmaid’s Tale—it has rebounded back into the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one spot, after Helen Fields’ Perfect Prey briefly toppled it a week ago.

Barr strikes YA thriller deal with PRH Children's
Emily Barr is publishing two new YA thrillers with Penguin Random House Children's UK - one set between London and New York, and the other in the remote hills of India.

Yorkshire indie to publish limited edition of Hurley's next novel
Tartarus Press, the independent Yorkshire press which originally published The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, is collaborating with the author's new publishers at John Murray to publish a limited edition of Hurley’s second novel, Devil’s Day.

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness to welcome world's publishers
Publishing Scotland’s International Fellowship programme is hosting nine senior publishers from the US, South America, Canada, Europe and Australia to meet Scottish publishers, agents and writers in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

Crace's 'Maybot' sketches to Guardian Faber
Political sketchwriter John Crace has signed a deal with Guardian Faber for a book based on Theresa May’s reign as prime minister entitled I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall.

Nottingham bids to become European Capital of Culture 2023
Nottingham is looking to bid for its place as European Capital of Culture 2023, it has revealed.

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