Saturday, November 18, 2017

From The Bookseller

Industry bodies are holding urgent discussions on tackling the issue of sexual harassment in the trade, following publication of the findings of The Bookseller’s survey on the issue last week.
Amanda Ridout
Head of Zeus c.e.o. Amanda Ridout has resigned from her position and will be leaving the company at the end of the month.
Tim Hely Hutchinson
Hachette UK’s new distribution centre will be named after retiring chief executive Tim Hely Hutchinson, it was announced at an emotional farewell party held at London's Tate Britain.
Daniel beer
British historian Daniel Beer has been named as the 2017 winner of the $75,000 (£56,820) International Cundill History Prize – the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English.
Chris Riddell
Author and illustrator Chris Riddell has accused retailer John Lewis of plagiarising his picturebook in its new Christmas advert.
How to Survive a Plague
David France has won the £30,000 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction for his account of the plague years of the AIDS epidemic, How to Survive a Plague (Picador).

Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth has stormed into the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one, displacing Dan Brown’s Origin.
Lydia Good
Lydia Good is joining HarperCollins from Ebury.
French Culture Minister and former publisher Françoise Nyssen has said that a national debate on reading will be held in France next March, and that she plans to turn libraries into cultural public service centres.
Independent publishers and small presses stormed this year’s British Book Design & Production Awards, claiming a staggering 16 of the 18 awards on the night.
Helen Wang
Helen Wang, a London-based literary translator and British Museum curator has been recognised on the international stage for her “special contribution” to children’s literature at the 2017 Chen Bochui International Children's Literature Awards in Shanghai.
The Big Idea Competition
Neil Blair, Barry Cunningham, Jen Campbell and MG Leonard have been revealed as the judges of next year's Big Idea Competition which seeks to uncover new talent in storytelling.

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