Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Ben Dunn
Bonnier Publishing UK has made a raft of promotions in its senior management team as “it prepares for further growth under the leadership of c.e.o Perminder Mann”.
Christmas bookselling
Children’s booksellers are gearing up for Christmas, with several events lined up and “positive” sales pointing to a “strong festive period” for the sector.
Blackwell’s has revealed the shortlist for its Book of the Year, featuring Arundhati Roy and Adam Kay.
Mr Underbed
Andersen Press has launched a trade-wide marketing campaign for Chris Riddell's classic picture book Mr Underbed, after Riddell accused retailer John Lewis of plagiarising it in its new Christmas advert.
The Story of a Brief Marriage
Anuk Arudpragasam has won the prestigious ​DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017 for his novel, ​The Story of a Brief Marriage, published by Granta.
A ‘One Card’ pilot scheme that can be used in any Scottish library has been launched.

Molly Ker Hawn
Literary agent Molly Ker Hawn has been appointed director of The Bent Agency UK.
Ed Christie
DK has appointed an interim sales director after Ian Moore has decided to leave the business to start a new life with his family in Cornwall.
Zeba Talkhani
Sceptre is to publish a "powerful and timely memoir" by 26-year-old writer Zeba Talkhani entitled My Past is a Foreign Country.
Camilla Fayed
Aster, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, is to publish a plant-based recipe book by the founder of the restaurant the Farmacy Kitchen, Camilla Fayed.

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