Thursday, August 31, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

London drives book market's value growth in 2017
London has triumphed over other regions for book sales so far in 2017, outstripping the overall market both in volume and value terms.

Book sales up 5% at Edinburgh festival
Book sales at Edinburgh International Book Festival grew by more than 5% on last year with more than 66,000 titles shifted.

Ian Rankin announces new Rebus novel for 2018
Ian Rankin has announced there will be new novel featuring his iconic detective protagonist John Rebus in autumn 2018.

Romania's 'unique textbook' law risks 'killing' publishing industry
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has sent a letter to the President of Romania reacting to a draft law it believes will "kill what was left of educational publishers in Romania".

McDermid and Mina up for McIlvanney Prize
Val McDermid and Denise Mina have been named among the five finalists for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2017.

The White Review crowdfunds for online criticism
Literary journal The White Review has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a move towards publishing reviews in reaction to the "current paucity of space for serious-minded literary and arts criticism" in the UK.


'Washing up is good for you': Octopus launches mindful series
Aster, Octopus' new lifestyle imprint, is publishing a new series dedicated to mindful living in partnership with the Department Store for the Mind pop-up shop.

Little Island Press signs first US deal
Little Island Press has sold US rights to David Hayden's Darker with the Lights On, in the first North American deal for the indie since it was founded in 2016.

Eyewear bags Monkman and Seagull quiz book
Eyewear Publishing has secured the rights to publish a new book of quizzes from "University Challenge" stars and internet "phenomena" Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull, following "fierce competition from several major publishers".

'Addictive' story of obsession to HQ
HarperCollins imprint HQ is to publish Indecent, an "addictive and thought-provoking" story from debut author Corinne Sullivan, in 2018.

Deadline looms for Creative Gift category spotlight
The Bookseller will be running a Creative Gift category spotlight in 20th October issue.

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