Thursday, August 24, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Cartes Postales from Greece delivers a second week at number one
Victoria Hislop’s Cartes Postales from Greece (Headline) has once again voyaged into the Official UK Top 50 number one spot, selling 27,201 copies for £116,694—a 19.3% boost week on week.

Harrogate to host UK-exclusive Dan Brown event
Dan Brown is appearing in Harrogate for the exclusive UK launch of his upcoming novel, Origin (Transworld).

'Don't punish CUP over censorship U-turn', China urged
The International Publishers Association (IPA) has applauded Cambridge University Press' decision to reverse the censorship of hundreds of articles online from one of its journals, but has also urged Chinese authorities not to punish the press for rolling back on its decision.

Jim Broadbent's graphic novel to Fantagraphics
Fantagraphic Books has signed Dull Margaret, the first graphic novel from actor Jim Broadbent, illustrated by comic book artist Dix.

Chinese education publishers found UK-based Innova
Three major Chinese education publishers have joined together to co-found a UK-based English Language Teaching publishing house.

PRH scoops memoir of body activist Howard
Penguin Random House Children’s is publishing the memoir of model and body activist Charli Howard.


Liu made first BIBF Reading Ambassador
One of China’s most famous authors will embark on his tenure as the first Beijing International Book Fair-backed Reading Ambassador this week, with a remit to promote a love of reading for pleasure - particularly to students - across China.

Portobello wins auction for Japanese 'literary sensation'
Portobello Books has snapped up a prize-winning debut from Japanese author Sayaka Murata entitled Convenience Store Woman.

'Extraordinary' response to call for Corbyn illustrations
Independent graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero is to publish its comic-book anthology about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on the 25th September following an "extraordinary" response to its open call for submissions.

Foulds' novel on the 'perils of celebrity' to Cape
Jonathan Cape will publish Adam Foulds’ “stunning, terrifying” new novel about a self-obsessed actor and a deranged fan.

Yellow Kite title asks readers to re-think infidelity
Yellow Kite has acquired a book by couples’ therapist Esther Perel asking readers to re-examine their prejudices and assumptions about infidelity.

Bookspeed expands after sales grow to £9m
Specialist book and gift supplier Bookspeed has more than doubled its operational capacity to more than 25,000 sq ft by investing significantly in additional warehouse facilities.

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