Friday, September 08, 2017

Latest News from ThBookseller

eBay has launched a dedicated storefront for entertainment products, including books, as it bids to become “the destination for physical media in the UK”.
Neil Gaiman
A group of authors are campaigning against changes to Haringey’s library service with a “day of action” planned for Saturday (9th September).
Tim Waterstone
A ‘riveting’ memoir by Waterstones founder Tim Waterstone is going out on submission to publishers this week.
Kobo has launched an audiobook subscription service claiming to offer “the best value on a subscription plan in the category”.
Helen Mackenzie Smith
Helen Mackenzie Smith is leaving the Bell Lomax Moreton Agency to become editorial director for children’s picture books and novelties at Simon & Schuster UK.
Alexandra Elbakyan, founder of academic research pirate site Sci-Hub, has pulled access to the site in Russia.

Lex Coulton
John Murray is publishing Falling Short, a "funny, uplifting, deeply moving" literary debut by "true new talent" Lex Coulton.
David Roche
Roche launches debut poetry collection at Hatchards
Industry stalwart David Roche celebrated the publication of his debut poetry collection, a crowd-funded book of family-themed limericks, at Hatchards in central London on Wednesday night.
This Is Going To Hurt
Sister Pictures has acquired the television rights for writer and comedian Adam Kay’s debut This is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor in a 12-way auction.
Michiel Kolman
International Publishers Association president Michiel Kolman has spoken out on censorship in Russia in a speech delivered at the opening of the Moscow International Book Fair.
Sue Townsend
Open Road Integrated Media has acquired the US rights to the digital editions of the Adrian Mole series by late British author Sue Townsend, including the "iconic" The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾.
Sceptre has acquired a debut novel by Sheila Llewellyn, Walking Wounded - the "haunting" story of a doctor and a patient in a 1940s military psychiatric hospital

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