Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Amazon’s publishing chief David Naggar has said publishers should slash their e-book prices to 99p to sell more books.
Faber Liberty London Fabrics
Faber has announced a “unique” publishing partnership with Liberty London Fabrics.
Robert Harris
Authors have asked whether the novel will exist in the future when competing against new entertainment trends such as online streaming and television box sets.
Katie Munnik
Katie Munnik's "evocative story of motherhood" has been picked as the winning entry for Borough Press’ open submission period, with the author scooping a £10k publishing deal.
John Ashbery
Independent poetry publisher Carcanet Press has paid tribute to poet John Ashbery who has died aged 90.
Saliha Mahmood Ahmed
This year's "Masterchef" winner Saliha Mahmood Ahmed is publishing her debut cookbook with Hodder & Stoughton: an Indo-Persian collection of recipes called Khazana.

Winnie the Pooh
Original Winnie the Pooh drawings will be on show at the V&A for the first time in almost 40 years as part of the UK’s largest exhibition on the classic children's character created by author A A Milne and illustrator E H Shepard.
Adelle Stripe
Fleet has acquired Adelle Stripe's debut novel, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, first published in July by Hull-based indie Wrecking Ball Press and shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize.
Henry Lord
Henry Lord, senior publicity manager at Bloomsbury, is joining the communications team for Bluebird at Pan Macmillan.
A new crime festival is launching in Ireland next month featuring Sophie Hannah, Scandi author Arne Dahl and Graeme Macrae Burnet.
John le Carre
John le Carré is putting in an "extremely rare" public appearance at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall to mark the publication of his new book, A Legacy of Spies (Viking), that has been dubbed "the literary event of the autumn".
OWN IT! has signed a "wonderful" debut novel set in London and New Zealand by Jill Johnson entitled The Time Before The Time To Come.

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