Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Bookseller

Fiona Mozley
Indie booksellers are divided on who they think will take home the Man Booker Prize, with a few backing fellow bookseller Fiona Mozley for her debut Elmet (JM Originals), while others have hinted they are expecting Ali Smith or George Saunders to claim the prize.
Pearson is expecting its full-year operating profit to come in at the top half of its forecast range, it revealed while giving its third quarter trading update. 
Ian Chapman and Carolyn Reidy
Simon & Schuster UK celebrated its 30th anniversary at London's National Gallery, with president and c.e.o. Carolyn Reidy praising the press for transforming from a "tiny" distribution arm into a "world-class" publisher in that time.
Templar Publishing
Illustrated children's book press Templar Publishing has unveiled a new brand identity ahead of its 40th anniversary next year.
Fiona Murphy
Fiona Murphy, currently publicity director at Penguin Random House Ireland, is joining Transworld/Doubleday Ireland from 1st January in the role of editorial director.
Kevin Keegan
Pan Macmillan has acquired Kevin Keegan’s autobiography My Life in Football, set to publish in September 2018.

HarperFiction has bought a “brilliant, dark debut novel” which explores the many identities women “juggle” throughout life from former agent Hannah Begbie, inspired by her son’s cystic fibrosis.
Dark Matter
Debut author Winnie M Li has been voted the winner of the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize for her novel Dark Chapter (Legend Press), based on the true story of her sexual assault.
Kathryn Taussig
Bookouture associate publisher Kathryn Taussig has made her first acquisitions for the publisher: two psychological thrillers from Lucy Dawson, a saga series from debut author Lizzie Page, and two romantic comedies from self-published author Debbie Viggiano.
Jake Williams
Jake Williams, winner of the Business Design Centre’s New Designer of the Year 2017, has signed a three book deal with Pavilion Children's Books.
Amazon is to create 1,200 new jobs with the opening of a fulfilment centre in Bolton in 2018.
Joanna Lumley
David Litchfield’s The Bear and the Piano will be narrated by Joanna Lumley in an “entrancing” film.

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