Thursday, November 23, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller including Costa shortlists

Costa Book Awards
The late author Helen Dunmore is shortlisted for a Costa Award along with Jon McGregor, Kamila Shamsie and Sarah Winman with almost half of the titles coming from independent publishers in a strong year for women writers.
This is Going to Hurt
Former junior doctor Adam Kay's memoir This is Going to Hurt (Picador) has been named the winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Choice Award, as chosen by the public.
Little Miss Inventor
Egmont and the Mr Men and Little Miss brand owner, Sanrio, have introduced an “ingenious” new character to the universe, Little Miss Inventor.
David Walliams
David Walliams’ Bad Dad (HarperCollins) has screeched into a third week as the UK Official Top 50 number one, selling 80,643 copies for £472,764.
The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) has praised proposals devised between European Parliament, the Commission and the Council which will ensure the geo-blocking regulation will not apply to e-books.
Amazon shop
Amazon has opened a pop-up shop in London's Soho Square ahead of its Black Friday sale on 24th November.

More than 760,000 children across the UK took part in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge, with 6,550 more children talking part than in 2016.
Vintage has won the 2017 English PEN Quiz in its 15th year.
Victoria Princewill
Cassava Republic is to publish an "atmospheric historical debut novel" from 27-year-old Victoria Princewill, entitled In the Palace of Flowers.
A new tour guide service is launching in London dedicated to bookshops.
Saqi Books imprint The Westbourne Press is to publish the story of Wally Funk, who was part of the first group of American pilots to pass the Women in Space programme.

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