Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

A story in yesterday's Sunday Times reporting that N M Rothschild corporate financiers have been asked by Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut to explore a £250m sale of the chain has been described as "sensible enough" by the chain's m.d. James Daunt.
Publishers and booksellers are preparing to give readers a welcome fright this Halloween with a range of spooky special promotions, activities and events, with one independent publisher crowdfunding for an entire new horror imprint.
Sarah Pinborough
HarperCollins has bought three more novels by Behind Her Eyes author Sarah Pinborough in a “substantial six-figure” deal.
Young Writer Award
Five authors are in the running for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, after judges made the "rare exception" to increase the prize's usual shortlist from four to five in wake of the "incomparable strength" of this year’s list of submissions.
Gui Minhai
Gui Minahi, the Hong Kong bookseller and publisher detained in China since October 2015, has been released from prison in China, the Swedish embassy has been informed.
Mark Halperin
A book co-authored by disgraced political journalist Mark Halperin has been cancelled by Penguin Press in America, according to reports.

Lionel Shriver
The Borough Press is publishing the first standalone novella by Lionel Shriver this November: a "biting" examination of love and ownership entitled The Standing Chandelier.
Kirsti Beautyman
Kirsti Beautyman has been named as illustrator of the year by picture book mentoring scheme Picture Hooks.
SelfMadeHero is to mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth with a graphic novel adaptation of The Communist Manifesto created by Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson.
Fraser Cox
A nine-year-old boy with autism has been chosen as the winner of the Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition and will now work with Little Tiger to turn his “incredibly touching” entry into a book.

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